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September 2016 E-newsletter




Lunder-Dineen Welcomes New Members

Lunder-Dineen Advisory Committee
Lunder-Dineen welcomes Kevin Gillis, recently-appointed President of the Lunder Foundation, to the Lunder-Dineen Advisory Committee. We are happy to have Kevin join the team and look forward to working with him and our continued partnership with the Lunder Foundation!

Kevin Gillis grew up in Portland, Maine. He attended Dartmouth College, and graduated magna cum laude in 1976 with a degree in Government and Economics. After graduation from Cornell Law School in 1979, he returned to Portland, where he practiced law for more than 36 years. In 2016, he became President of the Lunder Foundation and currently is President of the Peter and Paula Lunder family office in Portland.



September 2016


LD Welcomes New Members
New Educational Videos
Spring Advisory Committee
LD Presents Nationally
Downloadable Resources 
Nurse Bullying Presentation

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Where we've been
Download our 2015 annual report


Time to Ask Pilot Advisory Team 

Lunder-Dineen met with Malory Shaugnessy, the new Executive Director of the Alliance for Addiction and Mental Health recently to consider how we might partner as we develop alcohol education for teams in primary care settings.  We are pleased to have Malory joining the Time to Ask Pilot Advisory Team as a regular member this fall.  The Alliance for Addiction and Mental Health represents and advocates for substance use services throughout Maine -- from prevention through treatment to recovery. 

Malory has over 25 years of advocacy and public policy experience. Malory served as a Cumberland County Commissioner and was a founding member of the Cumberland Public Health District. She is currently the Executive Director of the newly merged Alliance for Addiction and Mental Health Services, Maine. Representing over 30 provider organizations, the merger created the largest member organization focused on creating and sustaining a comprehensive and coordinated approach to meeting the needs of individuals and families burdened by the challenge of living with substance use disorders and/or mental health diagnoses. Malory received her Master’s in Public Policy with a concentration in Health Policy from the Muskie School of Public Service, and her BA in political science and economics from the University of Missouri. She has four grown sons and resides with her husband in Westbrook.


Lunder-Dineen Short Educational Videos on Unhealthy Alcohol Use

Lunder-Dineen produced short video segments for the Time to Ask program with Maine-based expert Mark Publicker, MD, FASAM, immediate past-president, Northern New England Society of Addiction Medicine and recent recipient of the 2017 American Society of Addiction Annual Award. Dr. Publicker provides guidance on the risks of alcohol use and insights on the importance of discussing alcohol use with patients.  

Lunder-Dineen is fortunate to have the opportunity to collaborate with Dr. Publicker for developing and disseminating evidence-based education about substance use and addiction through our Time to Ask alcohol use pilot program.

Watch the videos here:


Spring Advisory Committee Meeting

On June 24, the Lunder-Dineen Advisory Committee met for a productive bi-annual meeting to review progress on the three strategic Lunder-Dineen health education initiatives and discuss on-going sustainability efforts. Thank you to our entire group of dedicated advisers and our special guest presenters from the University of New England: Timothy Martinez, DMD, Marilyn Gugliucci, PhD, and Joseph Carter, RN, MS, M.Div. and guest attendees UNE President Danielle Ripich, PhD, and Dean Jon Ryder, DDS, MS.  

UNE is a committed partner to Lunder-Dineen and we are grateful to have had the opportunity to host our spring 2016 meeting on the Portland campus and tour the state of the art University of New England College of Dental Medicine.  The Lunder-Dineen Advisory Committee will be gathering again in spring 2017.


Lunder-Dineen Presents Nationally

Lunder-Dineen was honored to attend and participate as presenters at the Association for Nursing Professional Development conference in Pittsburgh this past July. Carole MacKenzie, RN, BSN, M.Ed, Lunder-Dineen Professional Development Specialist and Taffy Davis, MSN, RN-BC, Lunder-Dineen Lead Course Instructor for the Maine Nursing Preceptor Education Program (pictured right) presented on "Best Practices in Developing a Statewide Collaborative Practice Model to Advance Nursing Preceptor Education" to a group of 40 nurse leaders and educators. Their presentation examined the impact of high quality, evidence-based nursing preceptor programs in supporting and promoting the recruitment, integration, satisfaction, and retention of nurses. The goal of the presentation was to provide the audience with the methodology and framework utilized for this collaborative practice module and guide the them in examining how the model can be adapted for use.


New Downloadable Resource Documents

Learn more about the Lunder-Dineen Time to Ask program with our latest one-pager on the impacts of unhealthy alcohol use.
Download to learn more about Lunder-Dineen and our strategic initiatives developed to address the unique needs of health care professionals in Maine.

New Video Presentation on Nurse Bullying

Lunder-Dineen is pleased to share a new educational offering on our website titled "Nurse Bullying: Enough is Enough". Our very own Lunder-Dineen Chief Learning Officer, Gino Chisari, RN, DNP gave this engaging presentation at York Hospital, Maine this spring. We are grateful to Dr. Chisari for continuing to sharing his time, talent, and expertise with the Lunder-Dineen extended community.

To view the presentation, please visit our video gallery and click on the Nurse Bullying video:


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To collaborate with us on education, contact Denise O'Connell, Senior Program Manager, 207.805.7709 or