Staff Members

  • Steven R. Michaud President
    Steven Michaud, President, joined MHA in 1987 and became President in 1999. In this capacity, he is responsible for the overall strategic direction and management of the Association and its affiliates.
  • Jeffrey Austin V.P., Government Affairs & Communications
    Jeffrey Austin, Vice President of Government Affairs and Communications, joined MHA in 2010. Jeffrey is the Association's principal lobbyist, responsible for advocacy activities at the state and federal level. Jeffrey is also responsible for the Association's communications. He staffs the Public Policy Council and the Hospital Public Relations Directors meetings and is the treasurer of MHA's political action committee, Friends of Maine Hospitals.
  • Leslie Couturier Education Assistant
    Leslie Couturier, Education Assistant, joined MHA in 1996. She is responsible for the administrative support of the Research & Education Trust where she assists in the coordination of educational programs and maintenance of the Education section on the MHA Web site. Leslie also provides support to Healthcare Trustee of Maine and allied health professional associations.
  • Paula J. Gagnon Executive Assistant
    Paula Gagnon, Executive Assistant, joined MHA in the spring of 2002. She provides administrative support to the President and the Vice Presidents where she coordinates legislative information, MHA’s political action committee, MHA Board of Directors and MHA’s councils and committees. Paula also coordinates regional roundtables and the AHA Annual Meeting. In addition to providing administrative support for MHA staff, Paula performs other daily functions in the office including maintaining office databases and answering incoming calls. She has overall responsibility for the MHA Corporate Affiliate Program and Desk Reference Guide.
  • Carlene Haggerty Staff Accountant
    Carlene Haggerty, Staff Accountant, joined MHA in 1995. She is responsible for the day-to-day business office functions and preparation of internal financial statements. She also coordinates and compiles information for clinical and financial data reports and member surveys. Carlene is Network Administrator for MHA's computer system.
  • Becky Schnur Director of Communications
    Becky Schnur, Director of Communications, joined MHA in early 2002. Becky is responsible for researching, writing, editing, designing and coordinating production of MHA newsletters, fact sheets, brochures, news releases and other printed materials. She is responsible for maintaining the MHA website.
  • Carol Sinclair Director of Education
    Carol Sinclair, MPA, Director of Education, joined the staff of MHA in 1996. As Director of Education, she has overall responsibility for the development of MHA's educational programs, including membership meetings, workshops, webinars and governance programs. Carol also spearheads MHA's CareLearning training initiative, coordinates the activities of hospital trustees and leads MHA's corporate sponsorship program.
  • Sally Weiss, M.Sc. V.P., Workforce Policy & Strategic Initiatives
    Sally Weiss, Vice President of Workforce Policy and Strategic Initiatives, joined MHA in 2022. Sally is responsible for activities related to workforce development and policy, workplace violence, emergency preparedness and response, and public health.
  • David Winslow Vice President of Financial Policy
    David Winslow, MBA, Vice President of Financial Policy, joined MHA in 2003. David staffs the Health Care Finance Council and works with hospital financial officers and reimbursement managers on financial concerns including Medicare, Medicaid and private insurer reimbursement. David also advises members on Certificate of Need and health planning-related issues and works to develop strategy for financial policy.