Ann O'Hagan

Ann O'Hagan



Why Did You Get Involved in the MIHC?

A transplanted Midwesterner, Ann fell in love with her adopted home of Portland on her first visit. Once she decided to make Maine her home, one of her first stops was the Maine Irish Heritage Center. She was instantly hooked.


Ann has spent her career in support of not-for-profit hospitals and health systems and in recent years successfully launched an entrepreneurial consulting practice serving the healthcare industry. A writer, consultant and project manager she has held positions as a policy analyst, corporate communications director, and professional continuing education administrator. She earned her master’s degree in public policy and administration from the Robert M. LaFollette Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, as well as a bachelor’s degree in marketing communications from Michigan State University.

Irish Roots

Thanks to her father, Ann has a deep and abiding love of history and her Irish origins, relishing his stories of the ancient Fort of Tullaghogue and her family’s roots in County Antrim.

Interests & Hobbies

At the Center, Ann started as an events volunteer and has also supported the development of “Tea and Tour” – the Center’s historical walking tour and helped lead the organization’s first formal strategic planning effort. She completed Portland’s History Docent program in 2017 and is also a volunteer walking tour docent for Greater Portland Landmarks. She also is an avid skier and occasional golfer who also loves global travel, a passion she shares with one of her favorite travel companions, her Mom.