Maine Quality Counts Taps Larry Clifford as Executive Director

Published on June 29, 2017 by

Maine Quality Counts (MQC), the independent, multi-stakeholder alliance working to transform health and healthcare, is pleased to announce that Larry Clifford has been named Executive Director following an extensive national search, and will start on September 5th, 2017.

Throughout his 30-plus year career, Clifford has held leadership roles for a wide range of healthcare organizations, most recently as Chief Planning & Development Officer for Penobscot Community Health Care, a Federally Qualified Health Center with 16 practice sites in three Maine counties. A seasoned nonprofit executive, Clifford has extensive experience building and sustaining organizations, with a successful record that spans strategic planning, program development, advocacy, member relations, innovation management, marketing communications, organizational development, fundraising, and business development.

Clifford has deep experience within rural health delivery networks and health collaboratives. For nine years, he served on the senior leadership team at the Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative, leading strategic planning, program development, member relations, and ensuring that the Cooperative was developing strategic initiatives. He is a proven fundraiser, coalition partner, and collaborator who is deeply committed to quality health and healthcare.

“It is with great pleasure that after a thorough search, we announce the selection of Larry Clifford as our new Executive Director. We are extremely pleased to complete this transitional journey with such highly successful results. Larry’s leadership, executive management experience, and his knowledge of the non-profit healthcare environment will be key to continuing the momentum of the very important work of Maine Quality Counts,” said Greg Bowers, Maine Quality Counts Board President.

During this transition, Allison Watson, CFO and Senior Director of Operations, and Joan Orr, Senior Director of Programs, continue to serve as Interim Co-Leaders for the organization.


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