HCC executive director appointed

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FARMINGTON – Franklin Community Health Network President Richard Batt is pleased to announce the appointment of Heather Davis as the new executive director of Healthy Community Coalition. Davis is a native Mainer who grew up in Augusta and is excited to be back home.

Over the past ten years, Davis has provided leadership as the director of several major public health initiatives for a large rural region of Alaska. Her responsibilities have included program development and management, policy advocacy, collaboration, program planning and evaluation, and community capacity building.

While there, Davis led programs around tobacco prevention, cardiovascular disease prevention, and HIV/AIDs case management. “Heather is experienced with public health issues at the local, state, and national level,” said Batt. “Heather also brings with her a demonstrated passion for community health.”

Davis received her master’s degree from Boston University in public health with a concentration in health policy and management and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Maine in social work.

“The Healthy Community Coalition is one of Maine’s first healthy community coalitions and has developed into a role model program that is acclaimed throughout Maine and nationally,” added Batt. “Heather will provide leadership for continued growth and success as she brings exceptional skill
and experience to the organization.” For additional contact the Healthy Community Coalition at 645-3136, ext. 5100.

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