After 5 years as Commissioner of Maine DHHS, Brenda Harvey recently announced her plans to become the Executive Director of the New England States Consortium Systems Organization (NESCSO). NESCSO is a non-profit organization affiliated with the University of Massachusetts Medical School whose mission is to foster communication and collaboration among the New England States through information-sharing and joint projects, with the goal of maximizing policy, program and cost effectiveness of Medicaid programs and other human services.
After 14 and a half years as Maine’s public health director (Director of Maine Bureau of Health or of Maine CDC), Dr. Dora Anne Mills announced her plans to become the Medical Director of MaineCare. As such, she will be responsible for overseeing the quality of health care delivered to MaineCare members as well as overseeing their health status. Dr. Rod Prior will continue his work in federally-funded health information technology initiatives at MaineCare. Dr. Stephen Sears, our State Epidemiologist, will become Acting Director of Maine CDC.
Both Commissioner Harvey and Dr. Mills plan to start their new jobs in January.