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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John Bronhard, Chief Financial Officer

John oversees all fiscal service areas, including Accounting and Reporting, Accounts Payable, Payroll, Revenue Cycle and Patient Access. He also works closely with the Senior Management Team and other leaders to assess investment opportunities, evaluate operational performance, and provide information regarding the financial implications of decisions under consideration or already implemented. John serves a dual role as CFO – at Marlborough Hospital as well as Harrington – and joined UMass Memorial Health in 2009, at HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital.

Prior to joining UMMH, John was a Boston-based accountant serving clients in the health care sector, including acute, psychiatric and long-term care hospitals; nursing homes; continuing care retirement communities; federally qualified health centers; and other human services providers. John holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Bentley University and lives in Dedham, MA.

Jess Calcidise, Chief Nursing Operator, Chief Operating Officer

Jessica Calcidise RN joined UMass Memorial Health – Harrington in June of 2017 as the VP of Nursing and Ancillary Operations. She currently serves as the Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Operating Officer.

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 Administrative and Support Service functions at UMass Memorial Health – Harrington. Departments of direct oversite include Human Resources, Marketing, Philanthropy, Strategic Planning, Supply Chain, Public Safety, Dietary, Community Outreach, and Provider Recruitment.

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

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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Aretha Still , Executive Director of Harrington Physician

Aretha Still has more than twenty-five years of experience in healthcare administration. She holds a degree from Mass Bay in Business Management and had more than a decade of experience as a multi-specialty practice manager previously at Emory HealthCare in Atlanta, Ga and Steward Medical Group before joining Harrington Healthcare in October 2013.
 She served as Director of Surgical Services at Harrington Physician Services prior to taking on her current role in 2018, as Executive Director of Harrington Physician Services for more than twenty departments that consist of Primary Care , Surgical Services , Urgent Care, HPS Patient accounting and recently the Wound Care Center.
 She resides in Attleboro Massachusetts and enjoys spending time with her three sons and three grandchildren while also giving back to her local community as Vice Chair of the ACoD. 


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