Maine Behavioral Healthcare Appoints Experienced Fundraising Professional to Lead Development Team

October 12, 2021

Contact: Marc Glass, 207-661-6100,

Cornell Stinson, who has more than 20 years of fundraising and donor relations experience in mental health care and higher education, has been named director of development at MBH

SOUTH PORTLAND, MAINEKelly Barton, president of Maine Behavioral Healthcare, announced today that the state’s leading behavioral health provider has appointed a veteran fundraising leader to serve as the organization’s director of development.

Cornell Stinson brings more than 20 years of fundraising and donor relations experience to the new cabinet-level position at MBH. His many leadership roles include serving as senior associate vice president of institutional advancement at Kent State University, partner and senior philanthropic advisor at New Profit Inc., assistant dean of development and alumni relations at Boston University’s School of Law and deputy director of leadership gifts at Harvard Law School. His most recent successes in fundraising include serving as campaign manager and strategic gifts officer and interim director of development at MBH, where he managed the $7.35 million capital campaign for the new 28,000-square-foot Glickman Lauder Center of Excellence in Autism and Developmental Disorders in Portland, which opened in August 2021.

“We are truly fortunate to have Cornell’s leadership guiding friends of MBH in making philanthropic investments that directly improve the lives of our patients,” Barton said. “In addition to welcoming him to the new role, I wish to thank him for his many contributions to the MBH community while serving as interim director, including helping to exceed the capital campaign goal by 20% and managing the philanthropic activities of the MBH Board’s subcommittee of fundraising volunteers. His fundraising experience has already proven to be vital to our goal of making our communities the healthiest in America.”

In his new role, Stinson serves on the MBH executive leadership team, manages a team of three development professionals and is responsible for all fundraising activities, including donor stewardship and communications.

“It is an incredible privilege and responsibility to step into this role during this pivotal time at MBH,” Stinson said. “We learned during this extraordinary campaign that we are able to reach out and engage those in the community in the mission and work of this organization in a very impactful way. I am excited to help create a sustainable culture of philanthropy throughout MBH that builds on our focused campaign achievements.”

A former practicing attorney, Stinson received his J.D. at Case Western Reserve University’s Thomas Backus School of Law and a bachelor’s in government at Cornell University.


About Maine Behavioral Healthcare
Maine Behavioral Healthcare is a leading provider of mental health services, with over 30 outpatient locations throughout southern, western and mid-coast Maine, as well as Spring Harbor Hospital, providing an integrated continuum of comprehensive, coordinated behavioral healthcare for Maine residents of all ages. Learn more at

About MaineHealth
MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system consisting of nine local hospital systems, a comprehensive behavioral healthcare network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and more than 1,700 employed and independent physicians working together through an Accountable Care Organization. With close to 22,000 employees, MaineHealth is the largest health system in northern New England and 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 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.