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.

D. Evan Savage

Evan Savage, M.D.

Associate Medical Director

Dr. Savage comes to us from his physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Savage is a graduate of Hamilton College and earned his Doctor of Medicine from SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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.

Nancy Lizotte

Nancy Lizotte CRRN, BS

Chief Nursing Officer

Nancy began her nursing career at NERHP in 2007. She has held several positions including staff nurse, admission nurse, shift coordinator, medical compliance analyst, stroke program leader and nurse manager. Prior to becoming a nurse, she had a long history of working with children and adults who were recovering from a brain injury. She is a nursing graduate of Central Maine Community College and has a bachelor’s degree from the University of New England. She received the 2014 Sandra Marriner CRRN of the Year award, the 2015 Clinician of the Year award, and the 2016 Employee of the Year award.

Mallory Pollard

Mallory Pollard


Mallory joined NERHP in December 2017. Mallory brings proven financial leadership, budgeting and forecasting experience in both healthcare and government administration. Mallory holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Maine and master’s degree in business administration from Liberty University. Mallory resides in Wells with her husband and two sons. 

Steven Trockman

Steven Trockman, MPH

Business Development Director

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.