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Maine Behavioral Healthcare taps Hadjiyane for newly created role of chief operating officer

July 07, 2022

Contact: Valarie Compagna
207 661-6633

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine  - Maine Behavioral Healthcare (MBH) today announced the appointment of Maria Hadjiyane, PhD, to the newly created role of chief operating officer.

Maria C. Hadjiyane, PhD, LPC, CSAC
Hadjiyane is currently the vice president of ambulatory services for MBH. In her new role as COO she will be responsible for the operations of all MBH facilities and programs, including Spring Harbor Hospital. The COO is in charge of guiding a company’s workflow strategy and organization of all essential business processes.

“Maria has proven herself to be an energetic and motivated leader who is dedicated to our vision of building the healthiest communities in America,” said Kelly Barton, president of MBH. “We are very fortunate to have her in this new role.”

The role of COO at MBH was created following the retirement announcement by Mary Jane Krebs, currently president of Spring Harbor Hospital, who plans to step down at the end of this year.

“We have benefited immeasurably from Mary Jane’s leadership at Spring Harbor,” said Barton. “Her retirement offers us an opportunity to think about a more unified structure for our organization. This new role will foster improved communication and collaboration across the organization, along with smoother operational decision-making and execution. The end result should be a more seamless continuum of care for those in our community with behavioral health needs.”

Hadjiyane joined MBH in August 2020 as vice president of ambulatory services. Prior to that, she served as the senior director behavioral health adult ambulatory services with Inova Health System in Virginia. She received her master of arts in Counseling Psychology from Bowie State University in Maryland and received her PhD in Counseling from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.


About Maine Behavioral Healthcare:

Maine Behavioral Healthcare (MBH) is a not-for-profit organization serving more than 20,000 children, adolescents and adults at over 30 locations throughout southern, western, and mid-coast Maine, providing a continuum of coordinated mental healthcare from outpatient community offices to inpatient acute care at Spring Harbor Hospital. Learn more at


About MaineHealth

MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system whose vision is, “Working together so our communities are the healthiest in America.” It consists of nine local hospital systems, a comprehensive behavioral healthcare network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and more than 1,500 employed and independent physicians working together through the MaineHealth Medical Group. With approximately 22,000 employees, MaineHealth provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire. It includes Franklin Memorial Hospital/Franklin Community Health Network in Farmington, LincolnHealth in Damariscotta and Boothbay Harbor, Maine Behavioral Healthcare in South Portland, MaineHealth Care at Home in Saco, Maine Medical Center in Portland, Memorial Hospital in North Conway, N.H., Mid Coast-Parkview Health in Brunswick, NorDx in Scarborough, Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital in Rockport and Belfast, Southern Maine Health Care in Biddeford and Sanford, Spring Harbor Hospital in Westbrook and Stephens Memorial Hospital/Western Maine Health Care in Norway. MaineHealth Affiliates include Maine General Health in Augusta and Waterville, New England Rehabilitation Hospital in Portland and St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. It is also a significant stakeholder in the MaineHealth Accountable Care Organization in Portland.

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