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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 

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.


David Shannon

Penobscot Valley Hospital CEO and HLD I alum, Dave Shannon, has resigned his position to take a job in Pennsylvania and be closer to his family. He will work as CEO of Jersey Shore Hospital of Jersey Shore, Pa. The new job will allow him to be closer to family in an area a few hours from where he grew up.

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