Lisa Medellin, Healthcare Georgia Foundation

TITLE: Senior Program Officer

FOCUS AREAS: Access to healthcare, health disparities, disease prevention, nonprofit capacity building, health policy, childhood obesity, rural communities, and infant mortality

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PROFILE: Lisa Medellin is a senior program officer at the Healthcare Georgia Foundation, and she’s been with the foundation since May 2005. She provides the following information about her background on LinkedIn:

Lisa Medellin has 8 years of progressive experience in a leadership capacity in healthcare philanthropy. She is proficient at developing and managing complex strategic grant making programs. Lisa has demonstrated leadership and managerial skills at Healthcare Georgia Foundation by guiding the development of the Foundations' current grant making programs, policies and guidelines. She has previously held managerial positions for both Emory University-Rollins School of Public Health and the National Home Office of the American Cancer Society. In both positions Lisa supervised the implementation of national health initiatives by collaborating with key stakeholders to execute project management strategies to ensure best practice standards were established. She has extensive knowledge and understanding of current healthcare issues (e.g. health equity, social determinants of health, health disparities, and healthcare access).

Her foundation bio shares:

Lisa Medellin joined Healthcare Georgia Foundation in May 2005, and serves as the Foundation’s senior program officer. In this position, Lisa is the primary liaison between the Foundation and its grant applicants, grantees, policy makers as well as other foundations and nonprofit organizations. Lisa is also responsible for reviewing and analyzing all solicited and unsolicited letters of intent and grant proposals received by the Foundation.

Prior to joining Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Lisa was with Emory University-Rollins School of Public Health, where she was the director of resource management and communications for the Tobacco Technical Assistance Consortium (TTAC). She has over 12 years of progressive experience in public health and program development. Lisa held various positions with the American Cancer Society, Emory University School of Medicine, Planned Parenthood of Georgia, and Georgia's Department of Children and Youth Services.

Lisa is an active member of the community and has been closely involved with the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta - Women's Legacy Council, the Junior League of Atlanta and the DeKalb County Department of Children & Family Services.

Lisa received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Illinois State University and her Master’s degree in Social Work, with a focus in Health Care Administration from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.