Dr. Mills is a Maine native who was raised in Farmington, graduated from Mt. Blue High School, Bowdoin College, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles Pediatric Internship and Residency Program, and the Harvard School of Public Health. She is a board-certified pediatrician who practiced as a hospitalist in Los Angeles (two years) and in a pediatric practice in her hometown of Farmington (four years). She also practiced medicine in several rural international locations, including Tanzania... Read More
Karen O’Rourke, MPH is the Director of the Maine AHEC Network and Assistantl 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 agencies... Read More
Public Health Policy
Public Health Systems
Health Workforce Development
As a member of UNE's School of Community and Population Health’s professional research and consulting staff, Ms. Rodriguez has worked on population health needs assessments and program evaluation projects for regional and state governments as well as health professions programs, health care providers and health systems. This includes responsibility for the design, measure development, implementation and analysis of health assessment and evaluation research; report writing and project management. During her tenure, major projects have included managing a statewide population health... Read More
Community Health Needs Assessments
Pamela Bruno, MPH, is an evaluator for the Maine SNAP-Ed program. Prior to coming to UNE, Pamela was the principal of her public health consulting business for 12 years, providing evaluation and strategic planning consultation for numerous public health agencies. Pamela has worked as lead evaluator for several Maine public health programs, including the former Maine Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Healthy Weight Program where she lead evaluation efforts for the... Read More
Research and Analysis
Anne-Marie is a registered dietitian with over 25 years of experience in the field of nutrition and health promotion. She has worked in a wide variety of settings including education, corporate for profit, retail, non-profit and healthcare. She most recently served as the wellness director for the Casco Bay YMCA and as a school health coordinator in RSU No. 5 (Durham-Freeport-Pownal). Prior to these roles, Anne-Marie was employed by the University of Southern Maine (USM) Muskie School of Public Service as... Read More
Foods & Nutrition
Joan Ingram is the Program Manager for the Maine SNAP-Ed Program. Prior to coming to UNE, Ingram served as the Healthy Maine Partnership director for Healthy Portland at the City of Portland, Public Health Division where her work focused on nutrition, physical activity and obesity prevention using policy, systems and environmental strategies as well as direct services and educational programs.
She has experience managing state and federal funds, collaborating closely with... Read More
Community Health & Public Health
Currently, Leslie is the SNAP-Ed Obesity Prevention Coordinator within the School of Community and Population Health. Her work on the SNAP-Ed grant includes overseeing the training and implementation of policy, systems, and environmental related to nutrition for low-income families in Maine. In addition, Leslie assists in coordinating the social marketing initiatives of the grant including both print and online marketing. She is responsible for exploring and implementing new technology strategies to streamline processes for communication, data... Read More
Foods & Nutrition
Community Nutrition Education
Food Assistance Programs
Lu’Ann provides finance support on pre- and post-award functions for all federal, state and private grants/contracts under the School of Community and Population Health. Administratively, she coordinates and oversees the department operations.
She joined UNE in 2006 bringing with her 15 years of extensive state and federal tax knowledge in all aspects of the accounting functions for individuals and small corporations. She started her career with a local CPA firm before establishing her own accounting company focusing on assisting individuals... Read More
financial reporting and analysis
federal and state compliance
analytical and problem-solving