President and CEO of Northern Light Health
M. Michelle Hood, FACHE became president and CEO of Northern Light Health in 2006.
Michelle is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare leadership roles.
In 2010, MaineBiz Magazine named Michelle Hood the Business Leader of the Year for large companies in Maine. Becker’s Hospital Review named Michelle one of the 130 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know in 2014.
In 2017, Michelle was invited to a three-year term on the board of trustees for the American Hospital Association. Michelle is also an active board member as well as former chair of both the Maine Hospital Association and the University of Maine System board.
Michelle also serves as chair of the Voluntary Hospitals Association of New England, which represents more than 25 hospitals and healthcare systems throughout the New England states.
Michelle earned her master’s degree in health care administration from Georgia State University and her bachelor’s degree from Purdue University.