Lisa Peacock, MSN, RN, WHNP-BC serves as Health Officer for both the Health Department of Northwest Michigan and the Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department. Before taking up the mantle of Health Officer, she spent most of her 28 year nursing career in the field of public health serving in multiple staff and administrative roles with experience in a wide variety of public health programs. Lisa received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in nursing from GVSU and is certified as a Nurse Practitioner in Women’s Health. She is currently a Master of Public Health candidate at Michigan State University. Lisa especially enjoys opportunities that involve regional collaboration and innovation. She serves as the vice-chair of the Northern Michigan Public Health Alliance which was selected as the Backbone Organization for the Northern Michigan Community Health Innovation Region and has recently played a leadership role in the development of the Clinical Community Linkages model which utilizes the role of the Community Health Worker to assist individuals and families in overcoming barriers related to social determinants of health.