Six educated, dedicated women join us on this week’s Dr. Lisa Radio Hour to discuss how they are helping Maine children stay safe, healthy and fit. Listen in on our conversations about childhood vaccinations and other public health initiatives with Dr. Lynne Tetreault of Vax Maine Kids, and Dr. Amy Belisle & Dr. Lisa Letourneau of Maine Quality Counts; Staci Olson, Jen Rohde and Sandi Sinclair update us about Maine’s newly minted Girls on the Run chapter.
Dr. Lynne Tetreault is a pediatrician at Maine Medical Partners in Saco and medical director for MaineHealth’s Vax Maine Kids program. Dr. Tetreault graduated from UVM Medical school. then completed a pediatric residency at Maine Medical Center in 1998. She has since practiced at Maine Medical Partners Pediatrics Saco and loves it!! She feels it’s such a privilege to care for her families and see the kids grow up. She recently became medical director of the MaineHealth immunization program.
Dr. Amy Belisle grew up in Yarmouth, Maine and attended Harvard University and the University of Vermont College of Medicine. She completed her Pediatric Residency at the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center in 2002. When she was stationed at Yokota AB in Japan she was a general pediatrician for 2 years and then served as a Flight Surgeon. As the Flight Commander of the Flight Medicine Flight she oversaw the Flight Medicine Clinic and the Immunization Clinic.
Currently, Dr. Belisle is the Director of Child Health Quality Improvement at Quality Counts, Maine, and is working on the Improving Health Outcomes for Children Program (IHOC)/CHIPRA grant. She is directing a three year learning collaborative called First STEPS (Strengthening Together Early Preventive Services) and is creating a Maine Child Health Improvement Partnership (ME CHIP).
Lisa M. Letourneau MD, MPH, FACP serves as the Executive Director of Maine Quality Counts, a regional healthcare improvement collaborative. In addition, she serves as a physician champion for several quality improvement efforts, including the Aligning Forces for Quality initiative and the Maine Patient Centered Medical Home Pilot. Dr. Letourneau is a graduate of Brown University and the Dartmouth-Brown Program in Medicine and is a board-certified internist who practiced emergency medicine for seven years before beginning her work in clinical quality improvement. Dr. Letourneau has a Masters degree from the Harvard School of Public Health, and has a particular interest in helping to build connections between public health and clinical care, and the role of physicians in helping to develop and lead health improvement efforts.
Staci Boucher Olsen is the Outreach & Events Coordinator for Girls on the Run- Maine (GOTR-ME).
Staci has worked in numerous non-profit and educational settings, often focusing on helping girls gain personal strength through empowerment. She is thrilled to bring her past experiences to this organization and has truly enjoyed watching GOTR-ME grow from a dream to a reality! Staci lives in Freeport, Maine with her husband and two young sons and stays active competing in local road races and sprint triathlons.
Jen Rohde is the Founding Council Director of Girls on the Run Maine. Bringing a Girls on the Run Council to Maine has been the culmination of many passions for Jen. As a former juvenile justice defender, mentor to teens, women’s running coach, mom to four young children and a competitive road racer for over 20 years, she is a firm believer in the transformative qualities of exercise and role modeling.
In the Fall of 2012, Jen embarked on an adventure, leading a Steering Committee through the process of creating the Maine council. Jen brought a group together, applied to Girls on the Run International, and established GOTR-ME as its own 501©3, Jen was then voted in as the first Council Director based on her hard work, infectious enthusiasm, and amazing initiative.
Sandi Sinclair is the Program Coordinator for Girls on the Run Maine. Sandi is a curriculum writer and former middle school teacher. In 2004/5 Sandi coached GOTR and GOT in Northern Virginia. She is thrilled to now support GOTR-ME’s coaches and the girls as they embark on this amazing adventure. Sandi, her husband, and two children love yoga, running, and paddleboarding.
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