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

Contact: Valarie Compagna
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SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine Maine Behavioral Healthcare (MBH) today announced the appointment of Dr. Maria Hadjiane to the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer.

Maria K. Hadjiyane, PhD, LPC, CSAC

Hadjiyane is currently MBH’s Vice President of Ambulatory Services. In her new role as chief operating officer, she will be responsible for the operations of all MBH facilities and programs, including Spring Harbor Hospital. The COO is responsible for leading the company’s workflow strategy and the organization of all core business processes.

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

The COO role at MBH was created following the announcement of the retirement of 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,” Barton said. “Her retirement gives 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 people in our community with behavioral health needs.

Hadjiyane joined MBH in August 2020 as vice president of ambulatory services. She previously served as senior director of adult behavioral health outpatient services at Inova Health System in Virginia. She received her master’s degree in counseling psychology from Bowie State University in Maryland and her doctorate in counseling from George Washington University in Washington, DC


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 on the southern, western, and midcoast of Maine, providing a continuum of coordinated mental health care from outpatient community offices to inpatient emergency care in Spring Harbor Hospital. Learn more at

About MaineHealth

MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system whose vision is “Working together to make our communities the healthiest in America.” It consists of nine local hospital systems, a comprehensive behavioral health network, diagnostic services, home health agencies and more than 1,500 chartered and independent physicians working together through 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, NH, Mid Coast -Parkview Health in Brunswick, NorDx in Scarborough, Penn Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital in Rockport and Belfast, Southern Maine Healthcare in Biddeford and Sanford, Spring Harbor Hospital in Westbrook and Stevens Memorial Hospital/Western Maine Health in Norway. MaineHealth partners include Maine General Health in Augusta and Waterville, New England Rehabilitation Hospital in Portland and St. Mary’s in Lewiston. It is also an important stakeholder in the MaineHealth Accountable Care Organization in Portland.

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