Covenant Health is an innovative, Catholic regional delivery network and a leader in values based, not-for-profit health and elder care. We sponsor hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living residences and other health and elder care organizations throughout New England.
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Foundation Staff

Audrey Thomson
Executive Director of Philanthropy
207-777-8828
 

Audrey joined St. Mary’s in November 2015 to lead the Foundation’s effort in raising funds to build healthy communities, advance clinical innovation, and deliver an outstanding experience of care for our patients and their families. Her career includes philanthropy positions in higher education and healthcare. She enjoys international travel and exploring Maine, and is the parent of two adult children, one living in South Africa and the other attending graduate school in North Carolina.

 

Brad Coffey
Senior Vice President & President, Covenant Health Foundation
207-356-9204
 

Brad leads philanthropy for Covenant Health Foundation and its members, including St. Mary's. Brad joined us 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.  He and his wife reside in Bangor, and they have three children, Madeleine, Gabriel and Tobias.

 
Deb Perkins
Operations Manager and Systems Database Manager
207-777-8863
 
Deb became an employee of St. Mary’s way back in 1977!  Born at St. Mary’s, Deb was raised in and still resides in Auburn.  Over the course of her career, she has worked in many departments at St. Mary’s and transitioned to the Foundation Office in 2001.  Here, she’s found her “second home.”  Deb has been married to Lenny for over 40 years and, together, they enjoy spending time with their daughter, Darcy, and two grandchildren, Danica and Brody, as well as caring for a household full of pets!
 
 
Deborah Burd
Director of Grants Administration, Covenant Health Foundation
207-755-3359
 
Deb has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 25 years. She is responsible for building and maintaining the system’s grant seeking, writing, and research program. Deb worked previously as the Executive Director of the Maine-based Western Mountains Alliance and as the Executive Director of the New York-based National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture. She has, and is currently serving as a trustee on multiple nonprofit boards across Maine. Deb lives in Lewiston, maintains her home in western Maine, and is a graduate of the University of Maine.