Karen O'Rourke

Director, Maine AHEC Network

Assistant Clinical Professor of Public Health

(207) 221-4620

Linnell Hall

Karen O’Rourke, MPH is the Director of the Maine AHEC Network and Assistant Clinical Professor of Public Health in the School of Community and Population Health.  Karen also coordinates the local performance site at UNE of the New England Public Health Training Center.  She is the Co-Chair of the Maine Health Workforce Forum and Co-Chair of the Cumberland District Public Health Council’s Obesity Work Group. 

Prior to coming to UNE in 2010, Karen spent 25 years in various public health... Read More


Public Health Policy


Public Health Systems

Health Workforce Development

Mary Frances Smith

Program Manager, Maine AHEC Network

(207) 221-4461

Linnell Hall

Maryfrances Smith is the Program Manager of the Maine AHEC Network’s Program Office which is located in the School for Community and Population Health under Westbrook College of Health Professions on UNE’s Portland Campus. 

In this role she manages the Program Office’s administrative functions along with financial processes of the Maine AHEC Network.  Smith is also responsible for clinical coordination and development of practice sites for UNE COM’s Community Health Rotation for third year medical students.  As Program Manager she... Read More


Health Careers Workforce

organizational management

Development of clinical rotation sites and preceptors

Historical research