Southern Maine Health Care (SMHC) is pleased to welcome two experienced professionals to SMHC’s Development office. Chrissie Attura and Olivia O’Hara have joined SMHC as director of development and development specialist, respectively. Attura and O’Hara are responsible for ensuring that people understand the healthcare needs of the community and fostering relationships with those that wish to support SMHC’s mission to improve the health and health care of the communities it serves.
“I’m delighted that Chrissie Attura and Olivia O’Hara have joined SMHC’s Development office,” said SMHC President and CEO Ed McGeachey. “SMHC provides care and services to everyone in our community, regardless of their ability to pay. Chrissie and Olivia will cultivate organizations and individuals that wish to help SMHC provide compassionate health care to anyone that needs it.”
Attura began her development career at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston where she took on roles of increasing responsibility. She most recently served as assistant director, principal and major gifts for Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund before joining SMHC as director of development. Attura graduated from Tufts University with a BA in psychology.
O’Hara began her career at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston before returning to Maine. She joined SMHC as development specialist from the Herring Gut Learning Center in Port Clyde where she was a development and executive assistant. O’Hara is a wish granter and volunteer at Make-A-Wish® Maine. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire, College of Health and Human Services with a BS in health management and policy.