Executive Director/Mid Central AHEC
Lisa Hadden serves as the Executive Director for the Mid Central Area Health Education Center (AHEC) housed within CMU’s College of Medicine. Her primary responsibilities are to provide programmatic and administrative leadership for this newly formed non-profit organization which covers a nineteen county region in the Mid Michigan area. The Executive Director works with and coordinates programing with the staff and faculty of the CMU College of Medicine, health professions students, community organizations, business leaders, other universities within the region and various health constituencies. The purpose is to encourage students to seek health careers in Michigan, provide education opportunities to health professionals in underserved areas and assist in identifying clinical placement sites. Prior to joining the Mid Central AHEC at the CMU College of Medicine she served as President & CEO for the Mt. Pleasant Area Chamber of Commerce. Lisa states the best part of her work is creating a new organization that truly makes an impact in Mid Michigan to support access to health care and increase the pool of health professionals.