About Us: Our Team

The Hanley Center is governed by a dedicated voluntary Board of Directors with strong ties to Maine’s health and healthcare sector. The Board meets quarterly in Portland. The Center’s staff, based in downtown Portland, has three full time professional staff, two faculty members, and a part-time Finance and Administration Coordinator. The Center is an independent nonprofit organization.



Executive Director: Judiann Smith, Esq

Associate Executive Director: Kathryn Vezina, RN, Esq

Faculty: Derek Ahl

Faculty: Sarah Lawrence

Administrative Specialist: Jeannie Allen

Finance and Administrative Coordinator: Maggie Adelson