Data User Group (DUG) - Established 11/25/13

Our largest data users (see the members below) were asked to take part in a workgroup. The purpose of the workgroup is to provide feedback on our current data infrastructure as we work to design and implement our new systems. The MHDO wants to improve the collection and release of data as well as communications with partners to ensure their needs are met.

Meeting Notifications

The following are scheduled every two months, from 1:00 - 3:00 pm, on the last Wednesday of the month. Meetings will be held at the Muskie Wishcamper Center at USM in Portland. Documents, room number, and call in information will be made available as dates near.


  • June 24th
  • August 26th
  • October 28th
  • December 30th

Next Meeting: June 24th

Prior Meeting Dates and Documents


April 29, 2020

February 26, 2020


December 18, 2019

October 30, 2019

August 28, 2019 - Cancelled

June 26, 2019

April 24th - Cancelled

February 27th


December 12th September 26th July 25th

May 30th - cancelled

March 28th

January 31st - cancelled


November 29th September 27th July 26th March 29th January 12th


November 9th October 19th - Combined APCD and Hospital data user groups due to low attendance August 24th - postponed

June 29th

From May 2016 through May 2017 there were two subcommittees: Hospital Subcommittee and APCD Subcommittee. For their meeting information, please go to their pages.

April 27th March 30th


December 30th - Cancelled due to Holidays

November 25th - Cancelled due to holidays

October 21st September 30th - Cancelled

August 26th - Cancelled

July 29th June 24th May 27th - Cancelled

April 29th March 25th February 25th January 28th - cancelled


December 17, 2014 - cancelled

November 19, 2014 October 29, 2014 September 24, 2014 August 27, 2014 July 30, 2014

June 25, 2014 - cancelled

May 28, 2014 April 30, 2014 March 26, 2014 January 22, 2014


December 18, 2013 November 25, 2013

Data User Group Members

  • Kate Ahrens, Muskie
  • Jose Alicea-Santiago, Eastern Maine Health Systems
  • Caroline Bahler, SAS
  • Nancy Ban, Central Maine Health Care
  • Craig Benson, State of Vermont
  • Adam Black, Maine Medical Center
  • Philippe Bonneau, Maine Health Data Organization
  • Kimberly Bonsant, Maine Health Data Organization
  • Janice Bourgault, OnPoint
  • Kevin Brennan, Analysis Group
  • Mike Buck, Northern Light Health
  • Gokhan Cakmakci, Maine Health
  • Leanne Candura, Human Services Research Institute
  • Lina Clover, SAS
  • Amy Costello, University of New Hampshire
  • Zach Culver, Maine Medical Center
  • Sean Dugan, MaineHealth
  • Nicholas Fabricante, Muskie
  • Thomas Gilmartin, University of Southern Maine
  • Tina Gressani, University of Southern Maine
  • Tim Hannan, Healthcare Purchaser Alliance of Maine
  • Karynlee Harrington, Maine Health Data Organization
  • Mariam Jamison, Qualidigm
  • Jaclyn Janis, Maine Medical Center
  • Jayne Johann, Truven
  • Rebecca Kingsbury, MaineGeneral Medical Center
  • Judy Loren
  • Amy Marr, Dartmouth
  • Catherine Mcguire, University of Southern Maine
  • Tom Merrill, University of Southern Maine
  • Cindy Mervis, Maine Department of Health and Human Services
  • Lisa Morton, SAS
  • Kate Mullins, Human Services Research Institute
  • Kim Murray, Maine Medical Center
  • Walter Ochs, State of Vermont
  • Lisa Parker, Maine CDC
  • Anne Ponsor, Maine Medical Center
  • Kevin Rogers, Human Services Research Institute
  • Jeffrey Ross, State of Vermont
  • Erika Scott, Bassett Healthcare Network
  • Colin Smith, SAS
  • James Tanner, MaineGeneral
  • Deb Thayer, University of Southern Maine
  • Lori Travis, Maine Health
  • Anna Wright, Maine Health Data Organization