Foundation Staff

Foundation Staff

Senior Vice President & President
Covenant Health Foundation

Brad leads philanthropy for Covenant Health Foundation and its members, including St. Joseph Foundations. Brad was hired in 2015 after spending 15 years raising philanthropic support for healthcare and higher education. He has been an attorney licensed to practice law in Maine since 1993 and is a graduate of the George Washington University and the University of Maine School of Law. His wife, Elizabeth, and he reside in Bangor, and they have three children, Madeleine, Gabriel and Tobias.

Grants Manager
Covenant Health Foundation

Sarah MartinSarah joined St. Joseph Healthcare in March 2022 as a Grants Manager; seeking and writing grant proposals for St. Joseph Hospital and Covenant member organizations. She is an experienced chronic disease epidemiologist and grant writer/reviewer with over 30 years of experience in population health. She began her career at one of the nation’s first community health trials and served as a federal health scientist for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the early 2000s.

She has authored more than 70 peer-reviewed articles and books and is a reviewer for several health-related journals and a grant reviewer for the federal government. Her research focuses on substance use disorders, health equity, and the assessment of health-related needs in rural settings in the midst of the changing healthcare environment. She received an AB from Brown University, an MS from the University of New Mexico, and a PhD from the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina.

When she is not at work she is home on Martin Woods Farm in Starks, feeding animals or processing farm raised foods.

SJH Foundation Fundraising Coordinator/CH Acute Facilities Events Manager
Covenant Health Foundation

Jana joined St. Joseph Healthcare Foundation in August 2023 as the Fundraising Coordinator/Events Manager. Jana was born and raised in Aroostook County and graduated from Johnson and Wales Univeristy in 1996 with a degree in Hospitality Management. After returning to Maine in 2004 she worked in the hospitality industry in Bar Harbor and the Greater Bangor area for many years and is thrilled to bring her hospitality stills to a team that is so dedicated to its Mission. Jana leads efforts with events at St. Joseph Healthcare and other Covenant Health facilities, while helping to ensure that operations at St. Joseph Healthcare run smoothly for the benefit of all donors.


Annual Fund and Stewardship Manager
Covenant Health Foundation

Erin joined Covenant Health Foundation in 2020 and oversees the Annual Fund for all Covenant Health member organizations.

Erin earned her master’s in International Development and Social Change from Clark University and her undergraduate degree from Niagara University.

She works remotely from her home in Massachusetts, where she resides with her husband, Paul, and their cat, Sennie.


Executive Director, Philanthropy, Operations and Strategy
Covenant Health Foundation

Susan is responsible for executing a comprehensive philanthropy program for Covenant Health’s post-acute care facilities and leading operations and strategic planning for the Covenant Health Foundation. Previous roles include Vice President at Graham-Pelton Consulting, a global non-profit management consulting firm. Service to clients included executive coaching, development assessments, campaign studies, campaign management, performance management and strategic planning.

Susan also served Saint Anne’s Hospital in multiple vice president roles, including Vice President, Development, providing strategic and operational leadership of philanthropy and as Vice President for Mission/Community Partnerships, providing leadership of Mission, Faith Community Nursing, Continuing Medical Education, Community Benefits, Volunteer Services and a residential program for individuals diagnosed with HIV/AIDS.
Susan received her BA in psychology from Bridgewater State University and completed a graduate program in Executive and Organizational Coaching in the School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas.

When not deriving joy from her work, Susan is most happy sharing time and adventures with her family and friends, working out, traveling and cooking.


Director of Grants Administration
Covenant Health Foundation

Nicole PoirierNicole joined St. Mary’s in August 2020 as a Grants Associate and started in her new role in January 2021; managing overall grant services for Covenant member organizations.

After a 20-year career in international development, Nicole returned to Auburn with an understanding of the importance of collaborative effort and quality grant management to secure new funding. Nicole earned her Master of International and Intercultural Management from the School for International Training and her undergraduate degree from Boston University.

Nicole met her husband during her time as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Chad and they have two sons.



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