At M.A. Ponti & Associates we are committed to providing highly responsive, personalized, and confidential services that deliver practical solutions to accomplish our client’s objectives. Our senior leadership team has decades of executive and management experience, and we are well-known thought leaders in the healthcare industry.

Education & Certifications

  • Doctorate in Business Administration – April, 2013 Walden University Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Master’s in Business Administration - December, 2001 Thomas College Waterville, Maine
  • Masters of Science in Nursing - January, 1990 Russell Sage College Troy, New York
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing - spring, 1980 University of Vermont Burlington, Vermont
  • Board Certified in Health Care Management, American College of Health Care Executives Fellow (FACHE)
  • American Nurses’ Association – Certification in Nursing Administration Advanced

Current Board Committees

  • Nightingale School of Nursing Board (July 2015 to present)
  • Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce, Petoskey, Michigan (January 2014 to present)
  • Vital Care Home Care Board of Directors, Petoskey, Michigan (January 2009 to present)

Past Board Committees

  • Abused Women’s Advocacy Project Board of Directors, Lewiston, Maine (July 2004 - December 2006)
  • American Hospital Association (Region 5) Regional Policy Board (January 2009 – December 2013)
  • American Nurses Association – Maine Board of Directors (October 2005 - December 2006)
  • American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), Board of Directors (January 2009 – December 2013)
  • American Red Cross Advisory Board, Petoskey, Michigan
  • Community Free Clinic Advisory Board, Petoskey, Michigan (January 2008 to June 2013)
  • Hospice of Little Traverse Bay Board of Directors, Petoskey, Michigan (January 2010 – December 2010)
  • Hospital Licensing Review Board, Department of Human Services, Augusta, Maine (1996 to 2004)
  • Maine Hospital Association Board of Directors, Augusta, Maine (October 1998 - June 2003)
  • Northeast Health Incorporators, Rockland, Maine (November 1996 – January 2006)
  • Regional Trauma Network Board of Directors, Michigan, Region 7 (January 2009 to November 2015)
  • Tri-County EMS Board of Directors, Lewiston, Maine (October, 2004 to December, 2006)

Mary-Anne Ponti, President

The team is led by Dr. Mary-Anne Ponti, a visionary goal-driven executive with demonstrated high impact on strategy, quality, and operations. Dr. Ponti has more than thirty-four years of first-hand healthcare experience to provide exceptional leadership and management consultation services for the healthcare industry. She builds strong and sustained relationships with boards, physicians, management, and clinicians.

With a diverse background as both a clinician and senior-level administrator, Dr. Ponti has demonstrated ability to improve operations and manage for results related to business growth, quality, and cost management - particularly in tough financial markets. She is a seasoned executive with geographic experience and demonstrated leadership effectiveness, and ability to consistently drive quality and service excellence. Recognized as a healthcare management visionary who has influenced the industry in a number of positive ways, she generates synergies through strong communication skills, positive relationships, persistence, a positive attitude, and resilience. Most notably, Dr. Ponti is recognized for her leadership in McLaren Northern Michigan’s journey from the longest striking hospital in the United States to a American Nurses Association Magnet designated organization.

Professional Activities & Awards

  • American College of Healthcare Executives. Healthcare Executive Editorial Board (2011 – 2014)
  • American Nurses Association. Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice Workgroup (2009)
  • American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE). CEO Task Force, Chair (2010 – 2012)
  • AONE Nominating Committee (2013)
  • AONE Workforce Task Force Chair (2011- 2012)
  • AONE Professional Practice Committee Co-Chair (2009 – 2010)
  • AONE Public Relations Committee Co-Chair (2009 – 2010)
  • Maine Hospital Association (MHA) Health Policy Council (2003 – 2006)
  • MHA Mental Health Task Force (1996 – 2002)
  • Organization of Maine Nurse Executive (OMNE) Leadership Award (2005)
  • OMNE Professional Practice Committee Co-Chair (2002-2004)
  • OMNE 2002 Overview of Maine's Nursing and HealthCare Work Force initiative Co-Chair (2001 – 2003)
  • OMNE President (1998 – 1999)
  • State of Michigan Department of Community Health Task Force on Nursing Education (2008)

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