Gift of Hearing Foundation Maryanne J. Harmsen

Maryanne J. Harmsen, VP of Marketing and Business Development, Landmark Medical Centers

Maryanne Harmsen has an established career as a healthcare strategist.  She is currently at Landmark Medical Center as Corporate Vice President where her responsibilities include marketing, business development, external relations and communications.

She has been instrumental in advancing critical strategies in highly competitive markets. Healthcareís move to transparency has major implications for hospital strategy development and she will be helping set strategic priorities based on public performance measures and focused on initiatives that provide the best values proposition for patients.

Formerly as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island, she developed an innovative General Agency and Broker Distribution System customized to market conditions

Ms. Harmsen was also Director of Sales for Met Life where she worked for ten years.  Her business acumen is acknowledged nationally and she is considered a leader both in health insurance as well as the health care industry. 

She is also a motivational speaker and has participated in national panel discussions involving the role of leadership in attaining success within the framework of new business models. She attended St. Peterís College and has held Licenses in Life and Health Insurance, Property and Casualty Insurance as well as a Series 6 designation.

Ms. Harmsen has served on the Rhode Island Governorís Advisory Council on Health and is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Blue Cross Consortium of Plans. She is also currently leading a committee supporting the analysis of the Global Medicaid Waiver for the State of Rhode Island.   She joined the Board of Directors for the Gift of Hearing Foundation in 2009 in order to help guide their efforts to create better access to cochlear implants through expanded medical insurance coverage.