Daniel Hanley Center names this year’s cohort of ‘health leaders’

BY Staff


The Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership is a nonprofit organization based in Portland. Founded in 2001, the Hanley Center prepares leaders to work more collaboratively and more effectively toward the goal of better coordinated care by using the leadership skills, tools and knowledge gained through Hanley Center courses. The Hanley Center has trained nearly 800 health and health care leaders, including more than 400 physicians, over the past 11 years.

The Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership, a Portland-based nonprofit working to transform Maine’s health and health care sectors, announced the names of its 12th Health Leadership Development cohort.
The Health Leadership Development course is an eight-month experiential inter-professional course, held in Hallowell. It’s designed to bring together a diverse group of health and health care leaders to explore their own leadership styles, learn new leadership skills, deepen their perspective of all parts of the complex U.S. health care system and engage with Hanley alumni to create positive change.
This year’s content theme will be “Social Determinants of Health” — defined by the World Health Organization as “the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age. These circumstances are shaped by the distribution of money, power and resources at global, national and local levels.”
As part of the course, the class members will choose from five to six different projects working toward a positive impact in an area of health inequity caused by the social determinants of health.
At the end of the course, in April 2019, each project group will present its findings to the class and to an external group of health leaders, with the goal of implementing new ideas to eliminate socially determined causes of health inequity.

Here are the health leaders selected by the Hanley Center from this year’s applicant pool:

  • Kenneth Albert, RN, Esq., president and CEO, Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice
  • Lee Averill, MHA, system director of quality services, Central Maine Medical Center
  • Seth Blanchard, marketing director, MaineHealth
  • Rebecca Brown, PA-C, clinical director, Oasis Free Clinics
  • Michael Burke, director of operations, Tri County Mental Health Services
  • Melissa Cantara, RN, BSN, director of nursing services, Seal Rock Healthcare
  • Ravi Chandrasekaran, DO, medical director hospital medicine, Mercy Hospital/Eastern Maine Health Systems
  • Jeffry Davis, regional senior director of support operations, Waldo County General Hospital
  • Paula Dube, RN, director of clinical support and quality improvement, HealthReach Community Health Centers
  • Joanna Duncan, PhD, CPC, director of data analytics and operations, Onpoint Health Data
  • Charles Dwyer, program officer, Maine Health Access Foundation
  • Sharon Economides, LM, CPM, MMiD, program manager lactation consultation and childbirth education, Maine Medical Center
  • Scott Edgecomb, BSN, RRT, CCRN, clinical operations manager, Martin’s Point Healthcare
  • Edith Flores, program coordinator, Mano En Mano
  • Nancy Hall, PhD, CCC-SLP, professor and department chair, University of Maine
  • Su-Anne Hammond, DO, family physician and lead provider, Mercy Hospital, Eastern Maine Health System
  • Valens Hasubizimana, MEd, refugee health promotion coordinator, Catholic Charities of Maine Refugee and Immigrant Services
  • Pamela Hepburn, director of diagnostic imaging, LincolnHealth
  • Emily Keller, MD, preventive medicine fellow, Maine Medical Center
  • Anita Kolisch, MD, internal medicine physician and chief medical information officer, Maine Coast Memorial Hospital
  • Robert G. Kutzer III, clinical systems manager, Maine Medical Center
  • Brian Laderbush, health care designer, e4h Environments for Health
  • Sarah Anne Lewis, Global MBA, program director, Maine Access Immigrant Network
  • Meghan Libby, PharmD, clinical pharmacist and supervisor, Maine Medical Center
  • Melissa Loiselle, practice manager, InterMed
  • Esther Mitchell, tribal health district liaison, Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians
  • Rilwan Osman, MSW, executive director, Maine Immigrant and Refugee Services
  • Stephanie Podolski, MPH, MSPA, PA-C, hospitalist PA, Maine General Health
  • Dianna Poulin, BS-CHE, coordinator for peer review and quality, Maine Medical Association
  • Jeanette Pretorius, BSN, MBA, RN-BC, NE-BC, OCN, nurse manager Outpatient IV Therapy Program, Maine Medical Center
  • Sr. Elsa Veronica Roldan, RSR, assistant coordinator of Diocesan Hispanic Ministry, Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland
  • Jared Sawyer, business intelligence analyst, Maine Medical Center
  • Amanda Sidell, LCSW, director of innovation and community care services, Acadia Hospital
  • Matthew Somma, PT, DPT, MTC, CSCS, senior physical therapy manager, OA Centers for Orthopedics/Spectrum Healthcare.