Leadership Team

Our Senior Leadership Team, composed of senior executives in the UMass Memorial Health – Harrington system, meets regularly with President Ed Moore to set policy, make executive decisions and develop short-term and long-term strategies for the organization.

Edward Moore, President

As President of UMass Memorial Health – Harrington Hospital, Ed Moore is responsible for the overall operation and expansion of both the hospital and the entire UMass Memorial Health – Harrington and Harrington Physician Services system. He has led the effort to bring the hospital’s offerings to the community, through the opening of medical office buildings and other satellite facilities.

Moore, with oversight of the Board of Directors, also has individual responsibility for all members of the Senior Leadership Team and the Behavioral Health Service Line. Ed works to develop and implement the overall strategic direction of UMass Memorial Health – Harrington, and is responsible for its financial health.

He has more than 35 years of experience in healthcare management. Moore came to Harrington in July 2007 from MetroWest Medical Center, where he was Chief Operating Officer as well as the Administrator for the center’s Leonard Morse Hospital in Natick, Mass. Prior to that, he held executive positions at Eastern Connecticut Health Network in Manchester, Conn.; VHA Northeast in Braintree, Mass.; Mt. Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Mass.; Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence, R.I.; and Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton, Mass.

Moore received an MBA in Hospital Administration from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science in Management, cum laude, from the State University of New York at Binghamton.

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Jess Calcidise, Chief Nursing Operator, Vice President of Patient Care Services

Jessica Calcidise RN joined UMass Memorial Health – Harrington in June of 2017 as the VP of Nursing and Ancillary Operations. In October of 2020 Jess was promoted to the Chief Nursing Officer and VP of Patient Care Services. As the Chief Nursing Officer and VP of Patient Care Services she oversees the Medical Surgical Nursing Departments, the Intensive Care Unit, Surgical Services, Case Management, Emergency Services, Interventional Pain Management, Diagnostic Imaging and the Cancer Center.

Jess previously held the title of Chief Nursing Officer and VP of Patient Care Services for Mercy Medical Center, Weldon Rehabilitation Hospital and Providence Behavioral Health Hospital in Springfield, Mass. She began her leadership career shortly after graduating from American International College in Springfield, Ma. She holds certifications in Lean Six Sigma and Project Management from Villanova University as well as certification in David Marx Just Culture.

Jess resides in East Longmeadow, Mass with her husband and 2 boys.

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Chris Canniff, Vice President, Administration

Chris Canniff oversees all Human Resource functions at UMass Memorial Health – Harrington, including personnel, compensation and benefits, physician contracting, recruitment and retention. He also oversees Business Development, Strategic Planning, Marketing, Public Relations, Development, Volunteer, Self-Wellness and Community Outreach Services.

Canniff has both a Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Business Administration in Healthcare Management from Union College in Schenectady, N.Y. He also holds a Juris Doctorate from Albany Law School in Albany, N.Y. and is a member of the New York State Bar Association.

 

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Greg Mirhej, Vice President, Behavioral Health

Greg Mirhej is responsible for Behavioral Health Services, including outpatient mental health and substance use disorder clinics across the lifespan, Partial Hospital and Intensive Outpatient Programs, in-school and court services, addiction urgent care, psychiatric emergency services, and adult psychiatric and co-occurring inpatient services. He oversees Division Directors as well as Medical Directors and has developed numerous community partnerships to create a regional Drug Court system, residential programs, and initiatives with the Health Policy Commission to integrate behavioral health in primary care and emergency rooms.

Mirhej has been involved in behavioral health for over 25 years, overseeing the first pilot program for homeless adults with mental illness for the federal government of Canada, coordinating the downsizing of state hospitals, as director of urban outreach for addictions at Yale University, and as a research scientist. He is an adjunct professor of psychology and has been published in numerous journals, including Harvard Health Policy Review and The Journal of Drug Issues.

Mirhej attended McGill University as an undergraduate and did graduate work at the University of Michigan in fine arts and the University of Connecticut for a Masters in Social Work.

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Harry Lemieux, Vice President, Support Services

Harry Lemieux is a member of the Senior Leadership Team with responsibility for day-to-day hospital operations for several clinical, non-clinical, and ancillary departments.

Harry has over 20 years of healthcare industry experience and a broad range of expertise in healthcare operations and finance. Harry most recently served as Chief Information and Innovation Officer at Morton Hospital, a Steward Family Hospital, in Taunton, Massachusetts from 1999-2012.

Harry has a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Fitchburg State University and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from the New England Institute of Technology.

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Dr. Frank Powers , Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Frank Powers is responsible for medical quality and clinical program planning, medical staff functions and credentialing. Powers also manages HPS physician leadership and oversees the Medical Library and Harrington’s CME program.

Dr. Powers has over 25 years clinical experience in primary care and hospital medicine and is a board-certified internist.

Dr. Powers has been at UMass Memorial Health – Harrington for over 12 during which time he served as Chief of the Hospitalist Program, President of the Medical Staff, and Vice President of Medical Affairs prior to joining the Senior Leadership Team as Chief Medical Officer.

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