Maine Behavioral Healthcare Taps Experienced Professional from Maine University System to Lead Communications Team

Contact: Val Compagna
207-661-6633 / vcompagna@mainehealth.org

Mark Glass, who has been the Communications Leader at the University of Southern Maine and the University of Maine in Farmington, has been appointed Director of Communications and Public Affairs at MBH.

Portland, Maine Maine Behavioral Healthcare today announced that it has hired a seasoned University of Maine System communications specialist for the newly created Director of Communications and Public Affairs.

Mark Glass, who for the past several years has held leadership positions in communications at the University of Maine System, will join MBH on August 30. Most recently, Glass served as Director of Public Affairs and Strategic Messages at the University of Southern Maine, a role he assumed in March of 2020. He also served as Associate Vice President for Progress and Communications as well as Director of Progress at the University of Maine in Farmington. Prior to that he held several communications positions in higher education, primarily with Bates College in Lewiston.

He said, “We were all impressed by Mark, and found his experience and insight from the world of higher education translate well into the communications work we have to do here at MBH” Kelly Barton, Head of MBH. “I am confident he will be an effective spokesperson for MBH as we pursue our vision and mission on behalf of the communities we serve.”

In his new role, Glass will be responsible for external and internal communications, ensuring that MBH patients, members of the care team and the broader community are aware of the incredible work that has been done at Maine’s leading behavioral health provider.

“Meeting the communication needs of Maine behavioral health care patients and members of the care team is an enormous privilege,” Glass said. “I look forward to joining the Maine Behavioral Healthcare leadership team and raising awareness about the impact of the entire MBH community on the people of Maine.”

In his new role, Glass will be responsible for the MBH’s external and internal communications, ensuring that patients, members of the care team and the broader community are aware of the high-quality work that is performed daily at MBH. He will sit as a member of the MBH’s Senior Executive Team and will also be part of the MaineHealth Marketing and Communications team covering the larger health system.

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About Maine Behavioral Healthcare
Maine Behavioral Healthcare (MBH) is a not-for-profit organization serving more than 20,000 children, teens, and adults in more than 30 locations across the south, west, and central coast of Maine, providing a continuum of coordinated mental health care from outpatient community offices to acute inpatient care in the Spring Harbor Hospital. Learn more at www.mainebehavioralhealthcare.org.

About Mine Health
MaineHealth is a non-profit integrated health system made up of nine local hospital systems, a comprehensive behavioral healthcare network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and nearly 1,700 working physicians working together through the MaineHealth Medical Group. With more than 23,000 employees, MaineHealth is the largest health system in Northern New England and provides preventive care, diagnosis, and treatment to 1.1 million residents of Maine and New Hampshire. They include Franklin Memorial Hospital/Franklin Community Health Network in Farmington, Lincoln Health in Damariscotta and Port Boothbay, Behavioral Health Care in Maine in South Portland, Maine Healthcare at Home in Saco, Maine Medical Center in Portland, and Memorial Hospital in North Conway, NE Hampshire, Central Coast – Parkview Health in Brunswick, Nord DX in Scarborough, Penn Bay Medical Center and Waldo County Hospital in Rockport and Belfast, Southern Maine Healthcare in Bedford and Sanford, Spring Harbor Hospital in Westbrook and Stevens Memorial Hospital/Western Maine Healthcare in Norway . MaineHealth affiliates include Maine Health in Augusta and Waterville, New England Rehabilitation Hospital in Portland and Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. She is also an important stakeholder in the MaineHealth Accountable Care Organization in Portland.

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