American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Education and Experience
Lisa earned her Associate’s Degree in Nursing in 1994 at Kennebec Valley Community College. She then attended the University of Maine at Augusta and achieved her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing in 2010. She continued her education at Saint Joseph’s College in Standish Maine and received her Master’s Degree in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner in 2013.
Prior to joining SEARHC , Lisa was previously working for Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston Maine, as an FNP with the hospitalist group. She worked with this group for 1.5 years. Before that, she worked at the Belgrade Health Center in Belgrade Maine, providing primary care for all age groups, for 3.5 years. Prior to becoming an FNP, Lisa worked as an RN for about 20 years, in the ED, CCU, medical oncology/inpatient oncology, medical/surgical nursing, and homecare. She worked as an LPN, and a CNA prior to becoming an RN.
Lisa says, “I was pleased to have the opportunity to move from Maine to Alaska to work, and working for SEARHC in a remote community has allowed me to work and pursue my outdoor interests – for me, the best of both worlds.”
Awards and Honors
She earned an Outstanding Student achievement from the Outstanding Student Service from Kennebec Valley Community College, and received the Student Appreciation Award for her support, dedication, and encouragement from her nursing class of 1994.
Lisa enjoys working with all ages, especially children and the elderly. When not in clinic, she enjoys fishing (freshwater, deep sea, and fly fishing), kayaking, hunting, bowhunting, boating, hiking, and all manner of outdoor activities. She also enjoys a variety of crafts including quilting, needlepoint, knitting, crocheting, creating felt/fabric pictures, reading and many other interests.