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NHCA Welcomes Matthew Lessard as Regional Director of Operations, Maine


Matthew Lessard, RDO MaineNational Health Care Associates is pleased to welcome Matthew Lessard, MS HPM, CNHA, FACHCA, as Regional Director of Operations for Maine.

Matthew brings over 16 years of expertise as a licensed nursing home administrator. He holds advanced certification in Nursing Home Administration from the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA), having achieved the distinction of Fellow. Additionally, Matthew serves on the Education and By-laws Committees for ACHCA and was recently elected to a second term on the National Board of Directors as Director of District One (New England).

As an administrator, Matthew was awarded the Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award in 2013 and 2017. A distinguished leader, the facilities he oversaw earned both Bronze and Silver Quality Awards from the American Health Care Association.

Prior to joining National, Matthew worked as the Senior Administrator for First Atlantic Health Care in Maine, where he gained in-depth experience in emergency preparedness and precepting Administrators in Training.

A lifelong resident of Maine, Matthew lives in Bowdoin with his wife, Amanda, and the two of them are working with the state foster system to grow their family. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Saint Anselm College as well as a Master of Science Degree in Health Policy and Management from the University of Southern Maine.