Government Relations

As the largest healthcare system in the state, MaineHealth plays a vital role as a healthcare provider and employer in Maine. Serving 11 Maine counties along with Carroll County, New Hampshire and with more than 18,000 employees across 11 member organizations, MaineHealth is deeply committed to the health and prosperity of the communities we serve.


With one of the oldest and poorest state populations in the country, Maine faces significant challenges in maintaining a healthy population. Our focus on quality, safety, accessibility, cost of care and community health guides our efforts to deliver exceptional care to our patients and improve the health status of our communities.


Taking a leadership role in public policy


Operating at the intersection of health, business, education, not-for-profit and public spheres, we feel a responsibility to advocate for policies that best promote the health of the people of Maine. MaineHealth believes taking a leadership role in public policy is a critical element of working together so our communities are the healthiest in America.


Relationship built on trust and expertise


Our government relations team works with elected officials to build a relationship based on trust and expertise.


We help legislators, patients and communities to have a clear understanding of MaineHealth, our mission and the full spectrum of services we provide. By leveraging our credibility, accountability and honesty, we are able to help shape public policy that will keep our communities healthy in the 21st century.

Legislative Testimony

Read testimony and learn about the bills we are currently tracking.
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Government Resources

State Level Relations

Federal Level Relations


Federal Relations

Maine's Federal Delegation

Senator Susan Collins 

Washington D.C. Office
413 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Fax: (202) 224-2693

 Senator Angus King

Washington, D.C. Office
133 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Fax: (202) 224-1946

Representative Chellie Pingree

Washington D.C. Office
2162 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-1901
Fax: (202) 225-5590

Representative Bruce Poliquin

Washington D.C. Office
1208 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-1902
Fax: (202) 225-2943

MaineHealth Legislative Advocacy Committee

MaineHealth relies on the expertise of our medical and management leaders around the system to provide vital input on bills, rules and legislation. We have two committees we work with regularly on this important work.

MaineHealth Legislative Advocacy Committee

Lee Cyr, Dir. Insurance Services

Donna DeBlois, President & Chief Executive Officer, MaineHealth Care at Home

Deb Deatrick, Senior Vice President, Center for Health Improvement, MaineHealth

Erik Frederick, Regional Chief Operating Officer at Pen Bay Medical Center

Mark Fourre, MD, Regional Chief Executive Officer at LincolnHealth

Greg Bowers, EVP & Chief Operating Officer at Maine Behavioral Healthcare

James Bailinson, Corporate Counsel, MaineHealth

Jeff Sanders, Chief Operating Officer, Maine Medical Center

Julie Osgood, Senior Director. Operations, MaineHealth

Rich Petersen, President & Chief Executive Officer, Maine Medical Center

Scott Shott, VP Marketing and Development, LincolnHealth

Stephen Merz, Chief Executive Officer, Maine Behavioral Healthcare

Sue Hadiaris, Sr. VP Chief Planning Officer, Southern Maine Health Care

Tim Churchill, President and CEO Western Maine Health

Valerie Compagna, Mgr, Marketing and Communications at Maine Behavioral Healthcare

Cindy Wade, RN, Executive VP & COO, LincolnHealth

MaineHealth Clinical Advisory Committee

MaineHealth relies on the expertise of our medical and management leaders around the system to provide vital input on bills, rules and legislation. We have two committees we work with regularly on this important work.

MaineHealth Clinical Advisory Committee

Christine Anderson, Manger, RN, VP Patient Care Services, Chief Nursing Officer, LincolnHealth

Christopher Damm, Regional Chief Medical Officer at Waldo County General Hospital

Gregory Hardy, MD at Western Maine Health

Jay Naliboff, MD, Vice President of Medical Affairs at Franklin Community Health Network

Jeffery J. Aalberg, MD, Chief Medical Officer, MHACO, MaineHealth

Joan Boomsma, MD, Chief Medical Officer at MaineHealth

Joel L. Botler, M.D., Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs, Maine Medical Center, Interim President at Maine Medical Partners

Kelley A. Bowden, Perinatal Outreach Nurse Education, Maine Medical Center

Kenneth A. Lombard, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Maine Medical Partners

Marjorie Wiggins, RN, Senior Vice President, Patient Services & Chief Nursing Officer 

Mark Fourre, MD, President & Chief Executive Officer, Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital

Paula Delahanty, RN, Regional Chief Nursing Officer, Pen Bay HealthCare

Tracie Reynolds, Medical Staff Credentialing Coordinator, LincolnHealth

Robert E. McArtor, MD, Clinical Advisor, MaineHealth

Girard Robinson, MD, Chief Psychiatry, Maine Behavioral HealthCare

Stephen Kasabian, VP – Physicians Practices & CAO

Government Relations Leadership at MaineHealth

MH Katie Harris

Katie Fullam Harris

Senior Vice President, Government Relations and Accountable Care Strategy

Katie Fullam Harris serves as Senior Vice President of Government & Relations and Accountable Care Strategy for MaineHealth, Maine’s largest health care system. She works with policymakers and employers to shape and respond to public policy and market changes, and she leads efforts to develop new system initiatives that support MaineHealth’s accountable care goals. Prior to joining MaineHealth, Katie was the Director of Government Relations for Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine.  She has also served as a program director for the Maine Development Foundation and as Assistant to the Commissioner for the Maine Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services.

A native of Maine, Katie has an MS in Health Care Policy and Management from the Muskie School at the University of Southern Maine, and a BA from Columbia University.  She is an active triathlete and runner, and she and her husband live in Cumberland with their 2 dogs.

110 Free Street
Portland, ME 04101
Phone: 207-661-7542 | Email


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