Leadership & Staff

Jeanine Chesley

Jeanine Chesley

Chief Executive Officer

Jeanine became the chief executive officer of New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland (NERHP) in 2012 thanks to her base of knowledge, experience and commitment to superior clinical outcomes. She has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare operations, finance and accounting. In 2001, Jeanine began her tenure at NERHP as the chief financial officer/controller and soon was asked to add HealthSouth Concord Rehabilitation Hospital to her financial responsibilities. Jeanine holds a degree in accounting, has worked in both the public and private sectors with eleven years in manufacturing including chief financial officer for five years. She also worked for six years as finance manager for Aetna Insurance (formerly NYLCare) of Maine.

Thomas Morrione

Thomas Morrione, M.D.

Medical Director

Dr. Morrione completed a geriatric fellowship at Maine Medical Center and joined New England Rehabilitation Hospital in 2008. A graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine, Dr. Morrione completed his residency in family medicine at Maine Medical Center. He is a member of the American Geriatric Society and is board-certified in family medicine and in geriatric medicine. Dr. Morrione is also on staff at Maine Medical Center.

* The hospital provides access to independent physicians.


Mary Cote

Mary Cote, SPHR

Human Resources Director

Mary Cote joined NERHP in December of 2011. She has more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare field with 27 years dedicated to the human resources area. Mary comes to NERHP from a Portland, Maine, rehabilitation and residence facility where she held a senior leadership position with primary responsibility for the human resource function. She attended the University of Southern Maine and holds certifications as a Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR), personnel law, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) General Industry Safety and Health. Mary and her husband live in Auburn, Maine.

Bonnie Deveau

Bonnie Deveau, RN, MA, MSN, NE-BC

Director of Quality and Risk Management

Bonnie Deveau Joined NERH in June of 2014. She has extensive experience in acute care hospital settings in Massachusetts and Maine. She has worked in a number of different roles that include nursing leadership, business development, marketing,  community relations and most recently in quality & patient safety. Bonnie has an undergraduate degree in business administration and Master of Arts in human resource management from Emmanuel College in Boston. She most recently earned a Master of Science in nursing leadership from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine. Bonnie is also certified in nursing administration through the ANCC (American Nurses Credentialing Center) and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society. She has authored several journal articles and was a contributing author for two reference literature publications. Bonnie has delivered numerous presentations for national and regional professional organizations. Bonnie is an active member of the Organization of Maine Executives, American Society of Healthcare Risk Managers (ASHRM) as well as the northern New England chapter of ASHRM.

Sharon Hartl

Sharon Hartl

Director of Therapy Operations

Sharon has been at New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland since 2003. She has held progressive positions as occupational therapist, stroke program leader and occupational therapy clinical leader. She is a seasoned professional whose commitment to extraordinary patient care is foremost in her role as a clinician and as a leader. Sharon is a graduate of Quinnipiac University.

Sharon Kuhrt

Sharon Kuhrt

Chief Nursing Officer

Sharon brings more than 25 years of experience in leadership in the healthcare field to her role as chief nursing officer. She is an innovative healthcare leader with proven success leading established and startup endeavors. Sharon’s experience includes leadership positions in a variety of inpatient acute care, include rehabilitation, primary care and health plan settings as well as 18 years as a nursing educator for a range of associate degree programs to doctoral programs in leadership. She received her master’s degree in nursing administration from Regis University in Denver and her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Northeastern University.

Steven Trockman

Steven Trockman, MPH

Director of Marketing Operations

Steve joined New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland in August 2017. He brings 18 years of public health and healthcare leadership experience at the federal, state, and community level. Passionate about healthcare, Steve relishes his role in the design and implementation of referral programs, business development, customer service, and community outreach. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and a Master of Public Health degree from Emory University. Steve is a 2008 graduate of the Daniel Hanley Center’s Health Leadership Development (HLD) program. In 2012, he was honored as one of Maine’s Forty Under 40 awardees by MaineToday Media. Steve enjoys exploring the outdoors with his wife and three children.

Cathy Waterman

Cathy Waterman

Director of Case Management

Cathy has been with NERHP since 1998. She began her career at NERHP as a charge nurse and nursing shift coordinator before becoming a case manager in 2001. Prior to joining the hospital, Cathy worked as a nurse and nursing supervisor at other healthcare settings. Cathy graduated from the University of Maine at Orono with a bachelor's degree in nursing and maintains her RN degree. She has been honored with the Buzz Fitzgerald Award for Leadership (2011), Employee of the Year (2008) and Clinician of the Year (2000) at NERHP.