Kneka Smith EdD, MPH

Vice President of Operations, Academic Affairs

Kneka Smith, EdD, MPH, is the Vice President of Operations for Academic Affairs. Dr. Smith comes to MaineHealth from A.T. Still University (ATSU) of Health Sciences in Kirksville, Missouri where she was the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.  She brings over two decades of academic affairs and health care education leadership experience to this new role. Dr. Smith is not a newcomer to MaineHealth as she previously served as director of the From the First Tooth initiative at MaineHealth between 2013 and 2016.

In her new position, Dr. Smith serves in a strategic and operational role within the Maine Medical Center Department of Medical Education, the MaineHealth Institute for Research, and the MaineHealth Innovation Center, overseeing certain functions and performance of corporate administration and assisting with the implementation of the recently approved FY21-FY22 Academic Affairs strategic plan.