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Maureen Hayes, Chief Administrative Officer

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Maureen Hayes, Chief Administrative Officer

Maureen Hayes, MA

Maureen is a seasoned executive leader in business and operations management who has led administrative functions at the Horizon Foundation for more than 18 years.

At the Foundation, Maureen oversees all finance, technology, human resources, facility and day-to-day business operations. As the Foundation’s first employee, she played an integral role in establishing core functions, from accounting and human resources to a grants management database. She also served as archivist for historical and legal documents. Maureen brings extensive experience providing administrative and management support to academic departments and research laboratories. She previously served as administrative officer for the Department of Health Policy and Management at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she managed grants and provided support for more than 100 staff and 50 faculty members. She also worked for 15 years for two divisions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she oversaw the major renovation of an engineering laboratory and managed exhibits at national conferences showcasing researchers’ work.

Throughout her career, Maureen has chosen positions that challenge and provide growth opportunities in content and subject areas where she has personal interests, including public health. She is especially passionate about the history and development of Columbia, where she has lived since the early 1980s. Over the years, Maureen has watched the building of the new villages, explored all the neighborhoods and researched the literary sources for the street names.

Maureen holds a bachelor’s degree in humanities from Merrimack College and a Master of Arts in Business degree from Ohio State University.

Favorite things in Howard County

  • Walking paths in Columbia
  • Centennial Lake causeway
  • Library

Why I care about promoting health and wellness

Health and wellness are important for living life to the fullest.


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