Senior Vice President for Northern Light Health and President of Northern Light Acadia Hospital and Acadia Healthcare

Mark A. Lukens, MBA is a senior vice president for Northern Light Health and president of Northern Light Acadia Hospital and Acadia Healthcare. As president, Mark is responsible for the overall operational performance and mission fulfillment of Northern Light Acadia Hospital. Adept at developing and implementing process improvements and cost efficiencies, Mark’s vast background in strategic leadership in health care, sales and marketing, technology, process improvement, and talent management compliment his ability to lead with compassion, accountability, integrity, and respect for all.

Mark became president of Northern Light Acadia Hospital in July 2023.

Background of past employment:

Prior to joining Northern Light, Mark served as president and CEO of Integre Health, Behavioral Health Services North, and CWI, all of whom are regional integrated health care leaders across the physical health, mental health, and social wellbeing space in the central and northern New York region. Mark also served as president of Northwinds Integrated Health Network, a large Intelligent Processes Automation (IPA) company actively engaged in value-based payment contracting.

Mark has also held various other roles spanning from a flight/SWOT medic, deputy director under the Pennsylvania Department of Health (County of Montgomery), and chief operating officer of a leading critical care services company, to entrepreneur and founder of several companies across the pharmaceutical research, management consulting, technology, and human resource space.

Mark currently serves on the faculty of the State University of New York and teaches in the School of Business and Economics with a focus on management, marketing and branding, MIS, Human Resource policy and practice, health care, and international business.

Guiding principles

  • Lead with Purpose.
  • Exhibit passion.
  • Act with integrity.
  • Remain faithful to your promises.
  • Surround myself with people who talk about ideas—not events or people.
  • Know yourself – Try to uncover my weaknesses, especially ones that exist in my blind spots – then either fix or compensate for them.
  • Have a bias towards action.
  • Have fun.
  • Always be more in the service of others.

Notable professional and community membership and leadership roles:

  • Board Member, Lake Forest Senior Living Community
  • Board Member, Joint Council of Economic Opportunity
  • Board Member, Town of Peru, NY Planning Board
  • Board Member, VISION 2040 & Vision2Action


  • MCSE – Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
  • Paramedic
  • Lean Six Sigma – DFSS
  • Accomplished member and contributor, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • Contributor, Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM)
  • Former chief of operations for multiple EMS agencies


  • AS, Pre-Medical concentration, University of South Florida/Edison – Fort Myers, FL
  • BA, Management and Organizational Development, Eastern University – Philadelphia, PA
  • MBA, Master of Business Administration, Eastern University, Philadelphia, PA


  • Teaching, cooking, home construction projects, and enjoying the outdoors.

Favorite quote(s):

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Believe you can and you’re halfway there." – Theodore Roosevelt

"A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new." – Albert Einstein.

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Vice President, Senior Physician Executive, Northern Light Acadia Hospital

John Campbell, MDJohn J. Campbell III, MD, FANPA is the vice president and senior physician executive for Northern Light Acadia Hospital.

In his role, Dr. Campbell oversees care provided through the Northern Light Behavioral Health service line, strategic planning, program development, and continuous quality improvement

He is passionate about providing high value health care that achieves the quadruple aim.

As a leader, Dr. Campbell is past president of the American Neuropsychiatric Association, and is a member of the American Neuropsychiatric Association Leadership Council.

Prior to joining Northern Light Health, Dr. Campbell was the medical director of general hospital psychiatric services, Maine Medical Center.

Fellow in Neuropsychiatry, Brown University
Adult Psychiatry Resident, Brown University
Transition internship, Boston University/Brockton Hospital
Medical Degree, University of Vermont College of Medicine
Bachelor of Science Degree, Brown University

Dr. Campbell became the vice president and senior physician executive on October 31, 2017.

 Favorite Quote
“Keep calm and carry on.”

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Vice President, Finance, Northern Light Acadia Hospital

Amy Kearns, MBAAmy Kearns, MBA, is the vice president of Finance for Northern Light Acadia Hospital.

In her role, Amy is responsible for the day-to-day financial operational activities of Acadia Hospital and Acadia Healthcare. She also oversees support teams for outpatient services and works with leadership and other departments to implement best practices throughout the organization.

She is passionate about empowering and mentoring other team members as well as creating a positive patient experience for our patients. 

Amy's community involvement includes service as vice chair, Board of Directors, for Changing Seasons Federal Credit Union, and Chapter VP of Engagement, of the Bangor-Waterville Chapter of Institute of Management Accountants. She also volunteers her time as a middle school field hockey coach for the Brewer, Maine school department. 

Amy first joined Acadia Hospital in 2005 as an outpatient support specialist for our Addiction Care services. Through the years she has held a variety of positions with Acadia, including administrative assistant to the CFO, financial analyst, manager of Financial Analytics, and director of Business Services. In July 2022, she assumed the role of vice president of Finance. 


Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Husson University, Bangor, ME
Master's degree in Business Administration, Husson University, Bangor, ME

Favorite Quote
“Whatever you decide to do, do it with passion and all of the energy that you have.” -Mary Barra

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Vice President, Clinical Excellence and Innovation, Northern Light Acadia Hospital

Brent ScobieBrent is vice president of Clinical Excellence and Innovation for Northern Light Acadia Hospital. He is responsible for leading the development and execution of strategic initiatives aimed at enhancing clinical performance, reducing variability in care, and improving patient health outcomes across the organization. He provides administrative oversight of Acadia’s Quality, Education, Regulatory, and Patient Experience departments, as well as clinician services. He is passionate about high quality, patient-centered, evidence-based care.
Brent shares his knowledge as a part-time faculty member at the University of Maine. Prior to working at Northern Light Acadia Hospital, Brent held clinical and administrative leadership positions across the Northern Light Health organization.

Ph.D., Disability Studies and Social Work, University of Maine
Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) University of Maine
Bachelor of Arts Degree, English, University of Maine
Brent first joined Acadia Hospital in 1999 and has held a variety of leadership positions since that time. He was named vice president of Clinical Excellence and Innovation in February 2024.
Favorite Quote
“People are generally better persuaded by the reasons which they have themselves discovered than by those which have come into the minds of others.” – Blaise Pascal

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Vice President, Operations, Northern Light Acadia Hospital

Doug TownsendRaymond Douglas “Doug” Townsend, LCPC, MBA is the vice president of Operations for Northern Light Acadia Hospital.
In his role, Doug is responsible for all inpatient and outpatient operations related to Acadia Hospital.
Doug is passionate about developing great staff who can deliver great care to people in need. 
Prior to his current position, Doug has served in a number of roles at Acadia, including vice president of Ambulatory Services and associate vice president of Adult Services. Previous to joining Northern Light Acadia Hospital, Doug held a number of positions at Community Health and Counseling Services.

Master of Business Administration – Healthcare, Husson University
Master of Science – Counseling, University of Southern Maine
Bachelor of Arts – Psychology, University of Maine
Doug became vice president of Operations in February 2023.
Favorite Quote
“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right” – Henry Ford


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