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Hanley Center Expanding Its Facilitation & Training Staff

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Hanley Center Expanding Its Facilitation & Training Staff

The Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership is looking for a full-time Facilitation and Training Professional to join its growing staff in Portland, Maine.

This new position will allow the Hanley Center's to expand its existing Facilitation and Training staff to meet an increasing demand for services throughout northern New England.

Position Description: Facilitation & Training Professional

Reports to: Associate Executive Director

Overview: Facilitation & Training Professional is a full time position, reporting to the Associate Executive Director, responsible for provision of facilitation, professional development training programs in Hanley programs and other activities, and participating in evaluation of existing and potential programs.

Position Responsibilities:

  1. Physician Executive Leadership Institute Foundational Program On-Site Facilitation/Training - Serve as a site facilitator/trainer, including planning and preparation, on-site facilitation/training, debriefs, executive coaching during the on-site day, project oversight with on-site physician leader, and follow up.
  2. Training of other PELI Foundational Program On-Site Facilitators- Advise and support for other designated Site Facilitators as they work with their respective sites.
  3. Design, revise, update curriculum, and participate in evaluation of PELI Program Foundational Curricula, along with other internal and external trainers, to ensure that course content continues to supports overall learning objectives, in conjunction with the Executive Director and Associate Executive Director and other identified stakeholders.
  4. Serve as a facilitation resource for Hanley Stakeholder Engagement activities as needed.     
  5. Plan, design, and develop new programs and curriculum, including the use of online and blended learning modalities, to meet emerging health leadership needs, in conjunction with the Executive Director, Associate Executive Director, and other internal and external trainers.
  6. Design, develop curricula, and provide professional development skills training as needed for various Hanley programs.
  7. Provide executive leadership coaching as a part of Hanley leadership programs and as requested for individual health and healthcare leaders
  8. Provide consulting services as requested for healthcare organizations and providers.



  • Advanced degree in organizational development, human relations, organizational psychology, professional development education/training, business, instructional design, or related field
  • At least five years of experience in facilitation and curriculum development of professional development programming, including the use of instructional design principles, required;
  • Experience in online and/or blended learning strongly preferred;
  • Experience with physicians and other health care providers and business strongly preferred
  • Proficient spoken and written English, outstanding verbal, written, and presentation skills
  • Highly adaptable and flexible
  • Punctual, meticulous, and reliable
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to lead by example and foster productive, effective professional relationships
  • Certified or willing to become certified to deliver Myers Briggs Type Instrument required, proficiency & certification as appropriate in delivery of other personality/type/ assessment tools
  • Experience in executive coaching required; Certification in executive coaching preferred
  • Strong Professional references (at least two)

Position is full-time. Overnight travel is required up to 5 times monthly. Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings and periodic weekends is required.

For more information about the Hanley Center, visit

Letters of interest accompanied by CVs should be received by April 24, 2015.

These materials should be sent to the Center's Associate Executive Director, Kathy Vezina, at

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The Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership is looking for a full-time Facilitation and Training...

Hanley Center Names New Executive Director

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Judiann Ferretti Smith has been named Executive Director of the Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership.

A resident of Yarmouth, Smith is a highly experienced healthcare executive and attorney who has held key leadership roles at Spurwink for the past 18 years. She succeeds James Harnar, who was a key figure in the founding of the Hanley Center in 2002 and who has served as its Executive Director since 2005. Harnar will retire in May following a 30-year career in Maine’s health sector.

Smith currently serves as Vice President of Strategy and Government Relations at Spurwink, a large behavioral health organization with more than 800 employees serving children, families & adults from most of Maine’s counties. She previously held senior management positions as Director of Human Resources and Director of Regulatory and Legislative Analysis. Smith’s key focus over much of the past decade has involved building trusting collaborative relationships aimed at positive changes in healthcare across organizations, governmental entities and industry silos, important work that will transfer well into Hanley Center’s mission and future.

A graduate of the Hanley Center’s statewide Health Leadership Development program, Smith currently serves on the boards of the Maine Health Management Coalition and the Southern Maine Midcoast Chamber. She also serves on the MaineCare Advisory Committee, as the Vice President of the Child & Family Provider Network, and co-chairs the Children’s Coalition of the Maine Association of Community Service Providers.

Smith’s experience also includes six years on the Yarmouth School Committee as well as participation on various advisory groups and committees impacting healthcare, education and non-profits including the Maine Quality Counts Behavioral Health Committee and the Portland Regional Chamber Advocacy Committee. A native of New Jersey, she holds a Bachelor of Science degree from St. Bonaventure University and a law degree from Suffolk University School of Law. Smith resides in Yarmouth with her husband and three children.

“Judiann Smith is a highly respected leader who is known throughout Maine for her intelligence, integrity, energy and passion,” said the chair of the Hanley Center Board of Directors, Dr. Sean Hanley. “We believe Judiann is the right person to lead our organization toward further growth and greater impact in the years ahead.”

Over the past dozen years, the Hanley Center has established a presence as Maine’s leading health leadership organization. It is believed to be one of the nation’s only independent, statewide organizations focused on the goal of building a culture of greater trust and collaboration as the health sector undergoes a period of unprecedented transformation.

Nearly 600 healthcare leaders and clinicians have enrolled in Hanley Center programs including its 16-day Health Leadership Development program and the Physician Executive Leadership Institute. The Physician Executive Leadership Institute is a large and unique initiative aimed at preparing a substantial percentage of Maine’s practicing physicians to take on roles of greater influence and authority in efforts to improve care and moderate the growth of healthcare costs. Many other leaders have participated in Hanley Leadership Forums and other events and projects that have brought together diverse stakeholders to address complex issues that require a high degree of collaboration.

The Hanley Center is named for the late Dr. Daniel Hanley, a nationally-known leader who headed the Maine Medical Association for a quarter century and served as Bowdoin College’s physician for 34 years.

Through its professional development programs and its growing work across Maine and in other states, the Hanley Center carries forward Dr. Hanley’s leadership legacy.

The Center’s retiring Executive Director, James Harnar of Portland, was Vice President of Public Affairs at the Maine Hospital Association beginning in the mid-1980’s, later served as President of the Maine Health Information Center and was a key member of the team that built HealthInfoNet, Maine’s statewide electronic health information exchange. A retired U.S. Navy officer, Harnar was transferred to Maine in 1982 and has led many statewide initiatives. He plans to serve as a consultant to the Hanley Center, focused primarily on efforts that are now under way to build similar health leadership programs in other states.

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Judiann Ferretti Smith has been named Executive Director of the Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership.

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