Supporting and Guiding You
We all have high hopes and expectations of ourselves and our healthcare teams. The constant churn of change requires us to stay nimble, communicate succinctly, and work in sync rather than compete both within and outside of our departments and organizations.
The Hanley Center has put together a tremendous team of experts with more than 70 years of leadership development and healthcare experience.
Our non-profit mission drives us to support and guide you and your teams in meeting your own mission. That mission sets us apart and keeps us focused on delivering the best solutions for our clients with a collective end goal of skilled leaders delivering high quality healthcare resulting in healthier communities.
Hanley Center Team
Maggie Adelson, Coordinator of Finance & Administration
Maggie serves as the Hanley Center’s resident historian. Joining the Hanley Center in its very early years before there was a full-time Executive Director, Maggie has played multiple critical roles to the organization’s growth and sustainability. Currently, Maggie oversees the organization’s financial and human resource functions as well as coordinates CMEs for our various initiatives and maintains our growing network database and websites.
In her free time, Maggie enjoys gardening in her yard.
Jeannie Allen, UHLI Program Lead / Administrative Specialist
Jeannie Allen is the Hanley Center’s Administrative Specialist with a diverse background of support roles. A native of Portland, she received her AAS in Medical Assisting/Secretarial Sciences from Kaplan University. She has since gone on to become a Certified Administrative Professional with a specialty certificate in Organizational Management through the International Association of Administrative Professionals as well as earning her Microsoft Office Specialist certifications in both Microsoft Word and Outlook. After spending 7 years working as the Operations Manager at a resort on the coast of Maine, she returned to Portland, where her most recent roles have included working at Marshwood Imaging as a member of the Medical Front Office team and in the Maine Medical Center/MaineHealth systems as both an Administrative Specialist and Program Coordinator. For the past 25 years, she has been both a Notary Public and Dedimus Justice for the State of Maine.
Jeannie currently lives in So Portland and in her spare time she enjoys crafting and spending time with family and friends.
Janet LaFlamme, Director of Leadership Development Education
Janet is the Director of Leadership Development Education and as such she provides operational leadership and oversight of leadership development courses and programs. She services as the direct liaison and Hanley partner with the HLD Alumni Council fostering integration of alumni into all organizational courses and programs, as well as, assessing alumni interest and developing opportunities for alumni networking and engagement statewide.
Janet has 30 years of nonprofit leadership experience in healthcare, higher education, and social services. In healthcare, Janet’s major focus was in strategic recruitment during critical nursing, radiological and laboratory technology shortages. While working higher education at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine, she served in many capacities. She began as the Director of Human of Resources and advanced to the position of Chief Administration Officer. Janet served as the SVP of Human Resources at The Opportunity Alliance and worked closely with the leadership team of the newly merged organization to integrate cultures and incorporate Results Based Leadership strategies into leadership roles. She also has held adjunct faculty positions at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine and the University of Southern Maine and founded her own coaching and HR consulting business.
Janet received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Bates College and her Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Southern Maine. She holds the Gestalt Coaching Certification from the Gestalt International Study Center and currently holds the Professional Coach Certification (PCC) from the International Coach Federation. She is certified in leadership and individual motivational assessment tools. She is certified at the senior professional level (SPHR) with HRCI® and SHRM-SCP with the Society of Human Resources.
In her free time, Janet enjoys playing golf, cycling the coast of Maine and she enjoys time with her family watching Red Sox games.
Judiann Ferretti Smith, Executive Director
Judiann is the Executive Director of the Hanley Center. Judiann joined the Hanley Center in April of 2015 after playing a variety of roles at Spurwink, Maine’s largest non-profit mental health agency, over a period of 18 years. At Spurwink, Judiann served in 3 progressively more responsible positions starting as the Director of Human Resources, then the Director of Regulatory & Legislative Analysis to her final Spurwink role as Vice President of Strategy & Government Relations. Judiann spent her time working with State & legislative leaders, other providers and the business community shaping policies and agendas and convening and facilitating work groups to best serve children, families & adults challenged by behavioral health diagnoses and developmental disabilities. She also led a variety of mission impact & marketing related efforts within Spurwink.
Judiann is very interested in how physician leadership can and will play an important role in shaping health policy that strives to meet the Triple Aim while continuing to serve underserved populations challenged by geography, age (elders and children), race or ethnicity. Before Spurwink, Judiann held a variety of insurance related roles, briefly practiced law in Boston, worked for Maine’s former Secretary of State and the City of Saco. Judiann has served on a variety of non-profit and chamber boards and committees including a two-term run as an elected School Committee member in Yarmouth, Maine. Judiann received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at St. Bonaventure University and her Juris Doctor at Suffolk University Law School. Judiann is also a proud graduate of the Daniel Hanley Center’s Health Leadership Development program (Class III).
In her free time, Judiann enjoys spending rare time with her family, baking, and exploring Maine’s coast.