Madden named Cancer Resource Center development director

NORWAY — The Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine announced that Diane Madden is the new operations and development director.

“We are excited to have Diane on board with us,” said Barb Deschenes, co-founder of the center, which was established in 2015 to provide free supportive resources to those affected by cancer. “Diane’s experience and passion for working with patients facing the challenges of cancer will have a positive impact in advancing the Center’s mission and help meet increasing demands.”
Madden brings over 25 years of non-profit management in the health care industry to the role, including in oncology, where early in her career she worked for more than 10 years as a radiation therapist. Madden worked for many years at MaineHealth and is experienced at directing statewide health improvement programs, implementing practice improvement initiatives, and developing targeted health marketing and communications strategies and techniques for a variety of audiences. For 10 years she directed Raising Readers, a statewide health and literacy program for young children.
Madden moved to Harrison two years ago, where she lives with her husband, Ed Madden.
The Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine is at 199 Main St., in the Stephens Memorial Hospital Specialty Clinic building. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Thursday and Friday, and offers a variety of programs as well as comfort items, free, to anyone affected by cancer. Visit for more information or-call 207.890-0329.