Lisa Widmaier joins ESAHEC as the Executive Director. Previously, Lisa served as the geriatric program coordinator and community health worker lead trainer from 2012 to 2018.

In her tenure at the Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center, Lisa educated health professionals about geriatrics and team-based care as well as helped lead the development of the community health worker workforce in Maryland. She held state appointments including with the Maryland Workgroup for Workforce Development of Community Health Workers and most recently the Community Health Worker Training Program Application Review Committee.

Prior to rejoining the Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center, Lisa served as clinical coordinator at Easterseals of Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore, where she led a staff of nine including pediatric therapists and support workers. Widmaier directed noncredit health care programs at Chesapeake College where she managed programs for certified nursing assistants, dental assistants and clinical medical assistants as well as supervised full-time staff members and part-time instructors.

Previously, she was a public-school teacher.

Lisa graduated from the Shore Leadership program in 2022. She holds a Master of Education from Penn State University and bachelor’s degree in elementary education and teaching from Lebanon Valley College. She lives in Dorchester County.