Eileen F. Skinner, MHA FACHE, is administrator of Shriners Hospitals for Children — Boston. She joined the Boston team in 2017 after many years as president and CEO of Mercy Health System of Maine in Portland, Maine. During her time at Mercy, she oversaw a significant health care system expansion and led the organization through a merger with Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems.
Prior to her nearly 14 years of leadership at Mercy Health System and Hospital, Skinner served as executive vice president of the Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation and chief executive officer of Ochsner Foundation Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana. A native of New Orleans, Skinner did her undergraduate studies at St. Mary’s Dominican College, where she received a double degree in biology and medical technology. She received a master’s degree in health care administration from Tulane University, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.
Skinner is a member of the Maine Historical Society Board and is recent past Chair of its Governance Committee. She is also a member of the International Women’s Forum, The Boston Club, and the University of New England - Deborah Morton Society. She is a past board member of the Maine Hospital Association, Portland Regional Chamber, Maine State Chamber of Commerce, Hanley Center for Healthcare Leadership, and St. Joseph’s College of Maine. She achieved Fellowship Certification in corporate governance through the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).