About the Learning Resource Center

The Learning Resource Center is a program of MaineHealth that helps patients, community members and health professionals find the health information and support they need to be true partners in care. Find reliable information through our website, online library and health classes, or contact one of our health educators for answers to your specific health questions.

What is a Health Educator?

Health Educators develop and implement strategies to improve the health of individuals and communities. We create, coordinate and implement health education programs. Health Educators also offer resources and information to promote healthy living and prevent disease, along with connecting people to credible information, resources and local help.

Our Staff

Jessica Begley
Jessica is a program manager with the MaineHealth Community Education Program. Jessica received a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Michigan. She has a passion for maternal and child health and is a certified lactation counselor and certified infant and child sleep consultant.

Mary Bitterauf
Mary is a program manager with the MaineHealth Community Education Program. She has a background in nursing, health education, health and wellness coaching, and stress management. Having completed her certification training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), she is qualified to teach the 8-week program created by Jon Kabat-Zinn.

LRCPortraits-16 croppedBonnie Carleton
Bonnie is a health educator with the MaineHealth Community Education Program. She has a BS in Community Health Education and graduated from the University of Maine at Farmington. Bonnie is a Certified Health Education Specialist from The National Commission on Health Education Credentialing. She helps people find the information and resources they need to get (and stay!) healthy.

Lynn Connolly
Lynn is a program coordinator with the MaineHealth Community Education Program. She graduated from the University of Maine at Machias with a degree in Office Management and is pursuing a degree in Graphic Design. She has worked for MaineHealth since 2004 and the Community Education Program since 2012.

Ellie Foster
Ellie is a health educator focused on the areas of cancer and health promotion through social media. She is the webmaster for MaineHealth Cancer Resource Center and manages the CancerSavvy blog. She is a trained health and wellness coach through Real Balance Global Wellness Services and has a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Queensland, Australia.

Jean Gould
Jean is a program manager and received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Maine. Jean has been working in the health care field for over 20 years. Jean is the webmaster for MaineHealthLearningCenter.org.  Since moving back to Maine in 2001, she has enjoyed working with patients by providing tools and guidance to help them find high quality trusted health resources.



wardWard Peck
Ward is the administrative coordinator for the MaineHealth Community Education Program. Ward graduated from Ramapo College of New Jersey where he studied philosophy.


Our Locations

LRC6-3MMC Scarborough Campus
100 Campus Drive, Suite 122, West Entrance
Scarborough, ME 04074
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The Scarborough Learning Resource Center is located at 100 Campus Drive on the Maine Medical Center Cancer Institute Scarborough campus. This center has information on a wide variety of health topics but specializes in providing information to patients and families who are dealing with cancer.


LRC8-3MMC Falmouth Campus
5 Bucknam Road
Falmouth, ME 04105
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The Falmouth Learning Resource Center is located on the first floor of the Maine Medical Center Falmouth campus. In addition to our credible health library, we also have a teaching kitchen where we offer a variety of healthy cooking classes.


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