Maine Behavioral Healthcare Selects Hadjiyane for Newly Created Position of Chief Operating Officer

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SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine Maine Behavioral Healthcare (MBH) today announced the appointment of Maria Hadjiyane, PhD, to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer.

Maria C. Hadjiyane, PhD, LPC, CSAC

Hadjiyane is currently the Vice President of Outpatient Services at MBH. 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 in charge of guiding a company’s workflow strategy and organizing all essential business processes.

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

The COO position at MBH follows the retirement announcement of Mary Jane Krebs, current president of Spring Harbor Hospital, who plans to step down at the end of this year.

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

Hadjiyane joined MBH in August 2020 as Vice President of Outpatient Services. Prior to that, she served as the Senior Director of Behavioral Health Adult Outpatient Services at Inova Health System in Virginia. She received her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Bowie State University in Maryland and received her Ph.D. in Counseling from George Washington University in Washington, DC.


About Maine Behavioral Healthcare:

Maine Behavioral Healthcare (MBH) is a nonprofit organization serving more than 20,000 children, adolescents, and adults at more than 30 locations throughout southern, western, and central coastal Maine, providing a continuum of health care. Coordinated mental health services from community outpatient clinics to inpatient intensive care at Spring Harbor Hospital. Learn more at

About Maine Health

MaineHealth is a nonprofit 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 network of behavioral health care, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and more than 1,500 employed and independent physicians who work 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. 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, 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 major stakeholder in the MaineHealth Accountable Care Organization in Portland.

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