Vice President Continuum of Care & Chief Advocacy Officer, Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems
Lisa is the senior EMHS executive for the post-acute continuum of care services and policy/advocacy serving all members of the EMHS health system. Lisa holds a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing, a master's degree in business administration and a master's degree in public policy & management and is a nationally certified home care and hospice executive. Lisa also serves as an EMHS clinical leader for multiple grant initiatives including the national Beacon Project representing telehealth and integrated continuum of care clinical information systems, projects to integrate behavioral health with long term care and state/ national projects addressing nursing workforce development. Lisa also serves as an EMHS senior executive supporting the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization Project. EMHS is honored to be one of the original 32 Pioneer ACO's in the country. In her EMHS advocacy and health policy leadership role Lisa represents EMHS members at the Maine Legislature and in Congress working closely with Maine's Congressional delegation.
Lisa is well known in the State of Maine and nationally having served as board chair of the Home Care & Hospice Alliance of Maine, board chair for the Maine Hospice Council and representing the New England region as a board member for the National Association for Home Care & Hospice. Lisa has also been recognized as Maine's nursing leader of the year by OMNE Nursing Leaders of Maine and advocate of the year by the Home Care & Hospice Alliance. Lisa is an active member of the NAHC Government Affairs Committee and the American Hospital Association Government Relations Officers Network. Lisa has also been recognized by the American Organization of Nurse Executives receiving their national advocacy award. Lisa's legislative work was published nationally in 2008 in Nursing Outlook "Maine's Nursing Workforce Legislation – Lessons from a Rural State".