Senior Program Manager, Lunder-Dineen Health Education Alliance of Maine
Denise O'Connell, MSW, LCSW, CCM, CCP, is senior program manager for the Lunder-Dineen Health Education Alliance of Maine. O'Connell is a certified case manager, licensed clinical social worker and chronic care professional. She has a strong interest in health education, as well as chronic care case management and brain injury rehabilitation. Much of her past experience includes program management while providing social work and case management support to patients and families in both sub-acute and community-based treatment settings, while leading interdisciplinary teams. She is passionate about the importance that ongoing quality health education plays in helping us to improve health, while responding to evolving health care challenges.
O'Connell is a current member and past president of the Maine Chapter, Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care. She was twice awarded the Chapter’s Social Work Leader of the Year Award. O'Connell is a former member of the Governor-sanctioned, Acquired Brain Injury Advisory Council of Maine. A native and current resident of Maine, O'Connell is a graduate of the University of Maine earning both a B.A. in Social Work degree and a Master of Social Work degree.
Since 2011, Denise has been helping translate a programmatic vision into an effectively functioning operation, specifically leading the development, implementation and assessment of the program. She continues to identify and connect with key stakeholders in Maine to create communication mechanisms for continuously receiving feedback and for implementing changes to the plan as the program evolves.