Staff DirectoryMeet our leadership team!

Andrea Landry Conley, LCSW Executive Director


A therapist, director, leader, and woman with tremendous drive, Andrea Conley not only works every day to reduce the stigma our society has surrounding mental health and substance use issues, but she also endeavors to support fellow therapists who should be allowed to focus on their critically important work: helping Mainers build resilience, improve quality of life, and reach their potential.

Andrea knew a mental health and substance use agency should and could function differently—supporting the important work of the clinician in order to ultimately help the client. Tired of other agencies’ mandated billing quotas and overwhelming bureaucracy that only served to drag therapists down, she founded Health Affiliates Maine (HAM)—a flexible, nimble, and compassionate alternative whose mission is to truly support clinicians so they can support their clients.

A graduate of the University of Maryland in Baltimore with a master’s in social work, Andrea has worked with children, adolescents, families, and couples in outpatient clinics, public schools, and in private practice. She has been in senior management of community mental health organizations since 2006.

Andrea believes that mental health and substance use issues impact all people’s lives either personally or through the people they know and love. With outpatient counseling, case management, and psychiatric treatment, Health Affiliates Maine guides people toward recovery at their own pace, with ongoing compassion, respect, and support. Through this mission, Andrea and the Health Affiliates Maine team work to reduce the stigma associated with accessing treatment so as to encourage all people to fully participate in their own “Journey to Wellness.”

Kate Marble, LCSW Case Management Program Director


As Case Management Program Director, Kate oversees utilization review and our case management program. In her role and as a social worker herself, Kate emphasizes self-care for case managers so they can provide the highest quality care for the clients they serve.

A graduate of the University of New England with a master’s in social work, Kate began her career at Healthy Community Coalition. There she was recognized for her work on programs such as Tobacco-Free Franklin Families, an initiative to increase providers’ capability to help pregnant and parenting women quit tobacco. She was also instrumentally involved in the Domestic Violence Response Project, an initiative to improve the community response to domestic violence.

Inspired by this work, Kate pursued social work, working in community mental health as an outpatient therapist and program coordinator for a licensed mental health agency. Kate holds a bachelor’s degree in health education from the University of Presque Isle and a master’s degree in social work from the University of New England.

Randy Runnels Director of Information Technology


As Director of Information Technology, Randy oversees Health Affiliates Maine’s IT department and digital strategies. In this role, he is responsible for maintaining our Electronic Health Record (EHR) system, ensuring all other systems and data infrastructures are running smoothly, improving process through automation, and optimizing the ways data and technology can better serve the goals of our providers, administrators, and patients.

Above all, Randy is dedicated to data integrity, compliance, and patient privacy, staying up-to-date on both the latest technology and the relevant laws and regulations related to EHR systems and Protected Health Information (PHI), such as HIPAA (the federal law protecting sensitive patient health information).

Randy describes his “superpower” as his ability to simplify complex technological concepts in easy-to-understand language—which comes in handy when he is communicating with our administrative and clinical staff! A genuinely mission-driven professional, Randy continues to find pride and inspiration in being part of an exceptional organization and helping to provide quality mental health and substance use services to the communities we serve.

Michelle ElwellDirector of Human Resources


As Director of Human Resources, Michelle oversees and leads all aspects of HR operations, including securing employee benefits, advocating for employee needs, and ensuring the agency maintains regulatory compliance with state and federal agencies.

A graduate of Concordia University with an international bachelor’s in Applied Human Sciences, Michelle brings years of HR experience spanning several industries including labor, hospitality, and healthcare. Michelle joined the team in 2018, first as the HR Manager and then as the Assistant Director of Human Resources. Her strategic vision and understanding of organizational values led to her joining the leadership team in 2023.

Michelle is a driving force behind positive change and expansion, improving the experiences of employees, affiliates, and all who work with Health Affiliates Maine.

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