Foundation Staff

St. Mary’s Foundation Staff


Executive Director of Philanthropy

Deb Anthoine

Deb joined St. Mary’s in September of 2021 after serving as the Director of Advancement at Saint Dominic Academy in Auburn. She and her husband, Mark, served as the co-Chairs of the Making an Impact Capital Campaign for St. Mary’s that saw the completion of the Pediatric and Adult Behavioral inpatient units as well as the new Infusion Center.

She is a lifelong resident of Lewiston-Auburn and is proud to serve the community she grew up in and is passionate about connecting the needs of the St. Mary’s Healthcare System to resources through philanthropy. She has a BA in English from Saint Anselm College and a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Southern Maine.

Deb and her husband live in Lewiston and have 4 children, Mark, Jr., Connor, Katherine, and Kellen.

Senior Vice President & President
Covenant Health Foundation

J. Bradford Coffey joined Covenant Health and St. Mary’s in 2015, and serves as Senior Vice President & President of Covenant Health Foundation.  In his role, Brad is responsible for leading all philanthropic activity within Covenant Health’s member organizations.  At St. Mary’s he helped lead the recent capital campaign.

Prior to joining Covenant Health, Brad held the title of Vice President for EMHS (Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems) Foundation, where he led philanthropy efforts to build a new adult cancer center, pediatric cancer center, multiple sclerosis center and new inpatient tower.  He is known among his peers for his ability to communicate complicated concepts in straightforward and compelling language, and he is well respected by leaders in Maine and throughout New England.

Brad began his career in philanthropy at the University of Maine Foundation in 2001 after nearly a decade of practicing law.  Brad has received many service awards and recognitions dating back to the early 1990s.  He is a licensed Maine attorney, and he has been very involved in his community, including serving as president of the Maine Planned Giving Council and the Bangor Rotary Club, and board chair of Shaw House and treasurer of the Maine Conservation Voters.  He and his wife, Elizabeth, are the proud parents of three children.

Executive Director, Philanthropy, Operations and Strategy
Covenant Health Foundation

Susan is responsible for executing a comprehensive philanthropy program for Covenant Health’s post-acute care facilities and leading operations and strategic planning for the Covenant Health Foundation. Previous roles include Vice President at Graham-Pelton Consulting, a global non-profit management consulting firm. Service to clients included executive coaching, development assessments, campaign studies, campaign management, performance management and strategic planning.

Susan also served Saint Anne’s Hospital in multiple vice president roles, including Vice President, Development, providing strategic and operational leadership of philanthropy and as Vice President for Mission/Community Partnerships, providing leadership of Mission, Faith Community Nursing, Continuing Medical Education, Community Benefits, Volunteer Services and a residential program for individuals diagnosed with HIV/AIDS.
Susan received her BA in psychology from Bridgewater State University and completed a graduate program in Executive and Organizational Coaching in the School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas.

When not deriving joy from her work, Susan is most happy sharing time and adventures with her family and friends, working out, traveling and cooking.

Annual Fund and Stewardship Manager
Covenant Health

Erin joined Covenant Health Foundation in 2020 and oversees the Annual Fund for all Covenant Health member organizations.

Erin earned her master’s in International Development and Social Change from Clark University and her undergraduate degree from Niagara University.

She works remotely from her home in Massachusetts where she resides with her husband, Paul, and their cat, Sennie.

Development System Information Services and Financial Stewardship Manager

Deb Perkins

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 46 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!

Director of Grants Administration

Nicole joined St. Mary’s in August 2020 as a Grants Associate and started in her new role in January 2021; managing overall grant services for Covenant member organizations.

After a 20-year career in international development, Nicole returned to Auburn with an understanding of the importance of collaborative effort and quality grant management to secure new funding. Nicole earned her Master of International and Intercultural Management from the School for International Training and her undergraduate degree from Boston University.

Nicole met her husband during her time as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Chad and they have two sons.

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