In June, Lisa Tyndall joined the Foundation as a technical assistant for the NC Center of Excellence for Integrated Care (COE). With over fifteen years of experience, she will help to provide technical assistance for integrated care program development to a variety of medical practice settings. We asked Lisa a few questions to get to know her better.
Q: Where are you from and how did you end up in North Carolina?
A: I am originally from Florida, but I have lived in North Carolina since I was in elementary school. I have spent most of my time in eastern North Carolina, with my undergraduate education taking me to Chapel Hill and have also spent some time in Raleigh with my husband.
Q: What drew you to the Foundation?
A: I love the idea of being a part of helping shape health policy at the state level. Even in the short time I have been on board I have been able to be a part of conversations that have given me huge light bulb moments of understanding how system wide change occurs. I love that the vision of the Foundation is geared towards helping all of those in North Carolina have access to quality healthcare.
Q: What types of organizations have you worked for in the past?
A: The majority of my employment time has been spent in an academic setting teaching, conducting research, service, and administration. I have also had experience in administration at two independent schools, as well as working in a local nonprofit family violence prevention agency.
Q: What are you most excited for in this position?
A: I think two things excite me the most about this position. First, as a Marriage and Family Therapist, I love building relationships and I am excited about building relationships with our various sites across the state in an effort to help them advance along the continuum of integrated care. Second, I am excited to continue to be involved in the advancement of integrated care across our state as a whole. I have always believed people are more than the sum of their parts and I am excited that our healthcare system is beginning to acknowledge this as well.
Q: What do you like to do for fun/in your free time?
In my free time, my most favorite thing is playing a game with my family. We will pick up a game of kickball, wiffle ball, or most recently monopoly, usually at the urging of one of my boys. While my husband and I may be tired, within a few minutes we are so glad we said yes to the request. Of course, I also love my personal quiet time through running and walking with my dog and time spent on the back porch in the early evenings with my husband.