Senior Leadership

Richard W. Petersen, FACHE

President of MaineHealth & Chief Executive Officer of Maine Medical Center

Rich Petersen is President of MaineHealth and Chief Executive Officer of Maine Medical Center (MMC). Prior to his appointment, Rich served as President and CEO of MMC and prior to that as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at MMC for nine years. Before joining Maine Medical Center, Rich served as Senior Vice President for Kaleida Health Systems located in Buffalo, New York, a 1,600-bed system with a $1 billion annual budget. Rich currently serves as a board member for The Foundation for Maine's Community Colleges and The John T. Gorman Foundation. Rich is also a Corporator of MaineHealth and a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.


Jeffrey D. Sanders

President of Maine Medical Center

Jeff Sanders was named President of Maine Medical Center in 2018. Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, responsible for day-to-day operations of the hospital. In that role, he served as a key strategic advisor to the President and CEO, other senior executives, and physician leaders. Jeff plays a critical role in the effective collaboration and integration with physicians, developing strong relationships and initiatives aimed at strengthening market presence and integrating services and practice sites. Before joining MMC, Jeff was the operating officer at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah, where he oversaw cardiovascular services, imaging services, sleep services, hyperbaric medicine, surgical services, transplant services, and medical research. Prior to his role at the flagship of Intermountain Healthcare, he was at McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden, Utah, in charge of a number of programs including surgery, critical care, rehabilitation, laboratory services, information systems, and behavioral medicine. Jeff also played a key role in Intermountain Healthcare's partnership with GE Healthcare, leading numerous projects as part of the development of an integrated electronic medical record.


Joel L. Botler, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer & President of Maine Medical Partners

Dr. Joel Botler serves as Maine Medical Center’s Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer, overseeing all clinical, medical management, and programmatic aspects of health care delivery. In this role he also serves as the primary liaison between MMC management and the private physician practice community. Dr. Botler is also the President of Maine Medical Partners, a subsidiary of MMC.

Dr. Botler’s relationship with MMC dates to 1979 when he began his Internal Medicine internship and residency after earning his medical degree at the State University of New York (SUNY) in Brooklyn. Since that time, he has served the southern Maine community as a primary care internist for 30 years; helped to found InterMed in 1995; and held numerous leadership roles at MMC focusing on areas such as Family Medicine, Geriatrics, and Adult Medicine. Most recently, Dr. Botler held the title of MMC Vice President, Adult Medicine Service Line, and co-chair of the Maine Medical Partners Finance Committee.

Dr. Botler is well regarded as a “physician’s physician” throughout the community, earning praise from peers and patients alike. He is a four-time winner of the MMC Family Medicine Residency Program Inpatient Attending of the Year award and has also been recognized as the Maine Alzheimer’s Champion for 2011.


Terri M. Cannan

Chief Marketing and Communication Officer
MaineHealth, Maine Medical Center

Terri M. Cannan is the Chief Marketing and Communications Officer at Maine Medical Center and MaineHealth. In her role, she is responsible for the overall marketing, communications, public relations, and media relations strategies for all MaineHealth members, as well as day-to-day Marketing and Communications efforts at Maine Medical Center.

Terri is known as an influential, strategic, results-driven Marketing and Communications leader with a demonstrated record of success in increasing market share and securing loyal customers. Her ability to provide innovative, strategic thought leadership combined with practical tactical execution enables her to quickly build strong relationships throughout organizations.

Terri first joined the MaineHealth family in November 2012, serving as Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Maine Medical Center. In that role, she led the development of a brand strategy while reorganizing the department, cementing her strong reputation for bold leadership and team building. Under her guidance, the department provided best-in-class strategy and execution, forging relationships at all levels of the organization with a strong focus on meeting the needs of our Service Lines.

Prior to Maine Medical Center, Terri honed her professional and leadership experience at TD Bank, serving in roles including Senior Vice President of Customer Strategy, Senior Vice President of Marketing Communications, and Vice President/Group Manager, Direct Marketing/Program Management.

Terri earned her Masters of Business Administration from the University of Southern Maine, and her Bachelor of Science Degree in the Honors Management Program at Bentley College. She and her family reside in Freeport.


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Marcy Dunn

Chief Information Officer

Marcy Dunn is Chief Information Officer for Maine Medical Center and MaineHealth. She began serving in her role in October of 2016 and is responsible for leading the MaineHealth Information Services Division and its Shared Electronic Health Record (SeHR) program.

Marcy has more than 30 years of experience in information technology and systems management in healthcare settings. She began her career on the front lines of the health information world as a billing center manager in Albany, N.Y. She was Director of Information services and later Chief Information Officer at Episcopal Health Services in Uniondale, N.Y. throughout much of the 1990s. After working in consulting she joined Catholic Health Services of Melville, N.Y, in 2001, first as Director of Applications and, starting in 2004, as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer.

During her time as CIO of Catholic Health Services, Marcy oversaw an extensive upgrade of the organization’s information systems, including implementation of the EPIC electronic medical records and the Lawson/Info enterprise resource planning platforms.


Mark A. Harris

Chief Planning Officer
MaineHealth, Maine Medical Center

Mark Harris serves as Chief Planning Officer for MaineHealth – the state’s largest integrated healthcare delivery system – and Maine Medical Center – the state’s leading academic and research-based tertiary care center. A senior planning and marketing professional, Mark has proven successful at building and leading “best in class” planning and strategic marketing teams. He is responsible for the system’s strategic planning activities and regional clinical planning functions for the system’s member organizations which include a tertiary care center, five acute care hospitals, an inpatient mental health hospital, home health services, outpatient surgery center, long-term care, assisted-living facilities and hospice services.

With more than 25 years in the healthcare industry, Mark's experience includes managerial and executive-level positions with large health systems, a small community hospital, a university-based research center, and a market research firm, in addition to his experience as an independent consultant.

Mark earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Shippensburg University, Shippensburg Pennsylvania, and his Master of Arts degree from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio.

Mark’s community involvement includes work with not-for-profit organizations such as the American Heart Association, Community Foundations and various youth organizations.


Omar Hasan, MD, MPH

Chief Quality Officer
MaineHealth, Maine Medical Center

Dr. Omar Hasan serves as the Chief Quality Officer for Maine Medical Center and MaineHealth. In this role, he oversees our system-wide approach to quality, patient safety and measurement across the inpatient and outpatient continuum.

Dr. Hasan is a board-certified internist with two decades of experience practicing internal medicine and leading quality improvement and patient safety initiatives across diverse healthcare settings, including medically underserved communities and academic health systems.

Prior to this role, Dr. Hasan was Vice President of Improving Health Outcomes at the American Medical Association (AMA) where he led a transdisciplinary team in developing and implementing the AMA’s national strategy for addressing the quadruple aim of better care, healthy communities, affordable care and care team well-being.

Before joining the AMA, Dr. Hasan served as a hospitalist attending and medical director in the Department of Quality and Safety at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He is fellowship trained in health services research from Harvard Medical School and in quality improvement from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and holds master’s degrees in healthcare management and clinical epidemiology from Harvard School of Public Health.


Jennifer McCarthy

Chief Operating Officer

Jennifer McCarthy is Maine Medical Center's Chief Operating Officer, responsible for day-to-day operations of the hospital. She serves as a key strategic advisor to the President, other senior executives, and physician leaders.

Jennifer oversees Maine Medical Center’s Facilities, Human Resources, Imaging Services, Patient Care Services and Patient Care Support Services, and Service Line operations. She plays a critical role in the effective collaboration and integration with physicians, developing strong relationships and initiatives aimed at strengthening market presence and integrating services and practice sites.

She brings more than 20 years of health care experience to Maine Medical Center. Previously, Jennifer served as Chief Operating Officer of Dr. P. Phillips Hospital (Orlando Health) in Orlando, Fla., and before that as Vice President of Operations at Palm Bay Hospital (Health First) in Melbourne, Fla.

She is board-certified in healthcare management as a fellow of the American College of Health Care Executives (FACHE). She holds a master’s degree in business administration from the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Fla., and a bachelor’s degree in organizational development from Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla.


Lugene “Lou” Inzana, MBA, CPA

Chief Financial Officer and MaineHealth Associate Chief Financial Officer

Lugene “Lou” Inzana serves as Maine Medical Center’s Chief Financial Officer and as Associate Chief Financial Officer for MaineHealth. In his roles, Lou provides leadership and financial oversight of Maine Medical Center and financial support services for the other members of MaineHealth.

Lou is a seasoned health care finance expert with nearly 30 years of progressive leadership experience at organizations throughout the Northeast. He serves as a key strategic and financial advisor to the President and Chief Executive Officer of MMC, providing the analytical framework and business judgment necessary to evaluate alternative initiatives and help drive operating and financial performance. He has responsibility for budget and reimbursement, financial reporting, supply chain, financial planning, and revenue cycle management.

Prior to joining Maine Medical Center in 2014, Lou was most recently Vice President of Finance and Support Services/Chief Financial Officer at Lawrence + Memorial Corporation/Hospital in New London, Conn. Over the course of his career, Lou has carved out a reputation as a strong leader with high integrity, top-flight communication skills, and a passion for health care.

Lou holds both a B.A. in Accounting and an MBA in Finance from St. Bonaventure (N.Y.) University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant, a Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, and a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. In addition to his professional endeavors, Lou has been an active volunteer for many years, serving on a wide range of boards and committees for organizations that promote stronger communities.


Maureen Van Benthuysen

Chief Administrative Officer Services Lines

Maureen Van Benthuysen serves as Maine Medical Center’s Senior Vice President of Clinical Services. Maureen oversees the six service lines: Adult Medicine Services, Cardiovascular Services, Neuroscience Services, Surgical Services, Oncology Services, and Women’s and Children’s Services. Her role involves cultivating the patient-centered framework by enhancing care coordination and increasing efficiency throughout the hospital.

Maureen has more than 30 years of experience in health care, most notably as Senior Vice President of the Cardiovascular Institute and Hospital Operations at New York’s prestigious Mount Sinai Hospital. In this role, Maureen provided full administrative, financial, operational, and strategic oversight to multiple departments and clinics, and served on the Steering Committees supporting the implementation of the electronic medical records system, Epic.

Prior to her work at Mount Sinai, Maureen was Director of Rehabilitation Services at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany. Maureen began her health care career as a Physical Therapist at Sunnyview Hospital and Rehabilitation Center in Schenectady, New York. She holds a BS in Physical Therapy from Russell Sage College.


Judith M. West

Chief Human Resources Officer

Judy West joined Maine Medical Center in March of 2007 in the position of Vice President Human Resources. Maine Medical Center is a 637-bed tertiary care, verified level one trauma center and teaching hospital affiliated with the Tufts University School of Medicine located in Portland, Maine.

Prior to Maine Medical Center, Judy was Vice President of Human Resources at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in Englewood, New Jersey. Englewood is a 520-bed community/teaching hospital. West was responsible for all Human Resource and Organizational Development functions as well as for patient satisfaction and managing/resolving patient incident reporting.

Prior to Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, she served in the role as Vice President of Administrative Services at The Westerly Hospital, a 125-bed community hospital that has an affiliation with Yale-New Haven. Judy's responsibilities included human resources, information systems & technology, physical plant, engineering, hospital construction, security, food services and housekeeping.

For 10 years Judy served as a faculty member at Roger Williams University and Springfield College.

Judy received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from New Hampshire College. Judy is certified at a Labor Relations Specialist through Cornell University.

Judy serves as the chair of the National Education and Learning Committee. She is an active member of the Voluntary Hospitals of America Human Resources Affinity Group, Society of Human Resources Professionals and Human Resources Advisory Group.


Marjorie S. Wiggins, DNP, MBA, R.N., FAAN, NEA-BC

Chief Nursing Officer

Marge Wiggins is Chief Nursing Officer of Maine Medical Center. An Adjunct Faculty in USM's School of Nursing, Marge has published numerous articles and several book chapters on care delivery models. She led MMC's development of the evidence-based Partnership Care Delivery Model, and consulted in the US and abroad on the topic. She served on several committees for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing's efforts to implement the Clinical Nurse Leader role and delivered nearly 40 presentations in 14 states. Marge maintains membership in several professional organizations, including American Organization of Nurse Executives, Organization of Maine Nurse Executives, Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science-Eastern Nurses Research Society, and the Clinical Nurse Leader Association.