What is a Health Educator?
Health Educators develop and implement strategies to improve the health of individuals and communities. We create, coordinate and implement health education programs. Health Educators also offer resources and information to promote healthy living and prevent disease, along with connecting people to credible information, resources and local help.
Jessica is a program manager with the MaineHealth Community Education Program. Jessica received a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Michigan. She has a passion for maternal and child health and is a certified lactation counselor and certified infant and child sleep consultant.
Mary is a program manager with the MaineHealth Community Education Program. She has a background in nursing, health education, health and wellness coaching, and stress management. Having completed her certification training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), she is qualified to teach the 8-week program created by Jon Kabat-Zinn.
Bonnie is a health educator with the MaineHealth Community Education Program. She has a BS in Community Health Education and graduated from the University of Maine at Farmington. Bonnie is a Certified Health Education Specialist from The National Commission on Health Education Credentialing. She helps people find the information and resources they need to get (and stay!) healthy.
Lynn is a program coordinator with the MaineHealth Community Education Program. She graduated from the University of Maine at Machias with a degree in Office Management and is pursuing a degree in Graphic Design. She has worked for MaineHealth since 2004 and the Community Education Program since 2012.
Ellie is a health educator focused on the areas of cancer and health promotion through social media. She is the webmaster for MaineHealth Cancer Resource Center and manages the CancerSavvy blog. She is a trained health and wellness coach through Real Balance Global Wellness Services and has a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Queensland, Australia.
Jean is a program manager and received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Maine. Jean has been working in the health care field for over 20 years. Jean is the webmaster for MaineHealthLearningCenter.org. Since moving back to Maine in 2001, she has enjoyed working with patients by providing tools and guidance to help them find high quality trusted health resources.
Janell is a program manager and has her Master’s degree in Health Education. Janell is a Certified Health Education Specialist from The National Commission on Health Education Credentialing. Janell has been working in the field of health education for the past 20 years.
Ward is the administrative coordinator for the MaineHealth Community Education Program. Ward graduated from Ramapo College of New Jersey where he studied philosophy.
MMC Scarborough Campus
100 Campus Drive, Suite 122, West Entrance
Scarborough, ME 04074
The Scarborough Learning Resource Center is located at 100 Campus Drive on the Maine Medical Center Cancer Institute Scarborough campus. This center has information on a wide variety of health topics but specializes in providing information to patients and families who are dealing with cancer.
MMC Falmouth Campus
5 Bucknam Road
Falmouth, ME 04105
The Falmouth Learning Resource Center is located on the first floor of the Maine Medical Center Falmouth campus. In addition to our credible health library, we also have a teaching kitchen where we offer a variety of healthy cooking classes.