Welcoming Our New Midcoast Regional Manager, Lisa Archer

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New Ventures Maine is pleased to welcome Lisa Archer as our new Midcoast Regional Manager/Workforce Specialist.  The region served by the Midcoast team includes Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox, and Waldo Counties; Lisa is based at UMA’s Brunswick Center at Brunswick Landing.  She will be providing career and education planning and financial education and asset building training and coaching services.

Lisa is a native to Maine and has worked in the nonprofit community in Bath as the Community Services Coordinator for a number of years.  This experience gave her a deep appreciation for how nonprofits seek to improve the quality of life for the Midcoast region; one program at time.  She has made many connections and is very familiar with area resources.

Lisa received her BS in Mental Health and Human Services and an AS in Justice Studies from UMA as an adult learner and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Adult and Higher Education at USM.  Lisa is also a graduate of the Communication Across Barriers Poverty Institute.  This training helped Lisa to understand that everyone’s life situation is unique, and she whole heartedly keeps that in mind when providing services. Her biggest goal is empowering Maine’s people.   

When Lisa is not at work she enjoys playing in the Maine Public Safety Pipe & Drum Corps as a tenor drummer.  This band honors all our public safety personnel and military both locally and nationally by providing Scottish music for funerals and memorials without any cost.  Lisa is also a mother of three ranging from 14-25 and a grandmother to an amazing, smart and funny 4 year old grandson. 

New Ventures Maine, a statewide community outreach program of the University of Maine at Augusta, helps people all over the state venture in new directions by offering tuition-free programs for career, business and financial education both on-site and online.  For information about services, please contact newventuresmaine.org; Lisa can be reached at 386-1664 or lisa.archer@maine.edu.