Health Leaders For Maine

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Relationship Building Challenges

Tough Challenges Require Leaders With New Skills, Insight

Maine’s health care environment is becoming more complex and competitive than ever before. As a result, it has become increasingly difficult to find solutions to the problems of access, quality and affordability.


Maine needs leaders who are able to tackle these tough challenges–challenges that require courage, vision and new and more effective leadership approaches.


Since its creation in late 2007, nearly 250 leaders have taken part in Maine's unique statewide Health Leadership Development (HLD) course. Each year HLD brings together a diverse mix of experienced leaders from a wide range of health and healthcare settings and professions to build their individual collaborative leadership skills and prepare them to lead efforts aimed at improving quality and expanding access to affordable care. While these dedicated individuals come from different backgrounds and communities, they share a deep commitment to making a difference here in Maine.


HLD is a major program of the Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership, an independent nonprofit organization based in Portland, Maine. The HLD course was developed in cooperation with the Institute for Civic Leadership. For more information about the Hanley Center, visit


News & Updates

Alumni On Belay 

Mary-Rita Reinhard

As the Chief Operating Officer of Community Concepts, Inc., Mary-Rita Reinhard will be an effective leader focused on initiating change, establishing direction and executing against plan. She is a seasoned operations executive with extensive experience in business process improvement, managing by the metrics, strategic planning, and leading people. She has experience in the non-profit, for profit and publicly traded industries. Recent past jobs she held include Director of Operations at Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Maine and then at Tri-County Mental Health. Mary-Rita is an alum of HLD VII.




Lorrie Marquis Potvin

The Maine Health Management Coalition has hired Lorrie Marquis Potvin, MSM, HLD V alum, as director of its health care measurement and public reporting initiatives, otherwise known as Pathways to Excellence.
As program director, Marquis Potvin will manage the coalition’s efforts to measure and publicly report health care quality and cost data on primary care practices, specialists, practice groups and hospitals. She will coordinate the PTE steering committees comprised of key stakeholders, including providers, purchasers, health plan representatives and consumers, who have guided the PTE initiatives.
Marquis Potvin comes to the coalition from St. Mary’s Health System in Lewiston, where she served as the director of strategic planning and chronic disease service lines. Since 2006, she held positions of increasing responsibility within the St. Mary’s Health System, during which time she developed extensive leadership and strategic planning qualifications.


Faculty & Presenters Spotlight

 John Wipfler, JD, MBA
 November Session 

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