Lisa Kozlowski is the newest Health Advocate for the Collier County Health Advocate Program. Lisa recently relocated to Naples from Charleston, South Carolina and is a Master’s prepared Community Health Nurse. Lisa assumes her current role after supervising a team of Registered Nurses in the Utilization Management Department of a Managed Care Organization. Prior to her work in Utilization Management, she spent many years in health care-related teaching, practice and research at both the Medical University of South Carolina’s Hospital and College of Nursing. Additionally, she was instrumental in creating the Community Health Nursing program infrastructure for the first Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer in Uganda, East Africa. Lisa’s past nursing roles have included those of teacher, staff and program coordinator in settings such as home health, urban clinic, urgent care and the community with a focus on diabetes education. Her nursing care has extended to individuals and groups across the lifespan. Lisa is excited to join the Naples community and loves both travel and outdoor adventures with her family. Lisa thrives on creative challenge and is inspired by the possibilities of her current role.
Liz is the Senior Health Advocate Coordinator for our Collier County Government Advocacy program. She previously coordinated the NCH Advocacy Team, beginning with the start of their own program a few years ago, before she decided to transition to the Collier County Government team. In addition to being our coordinator, she holds a certification as a Health Coach. Liz was born in New Jersey but has lived in Naples since 1982. She has many years of experience in the medical field, and continues to support our Naples residents in maintaining a long and healthy life through preventative health and annual exams.
Debra Maxwell, a Registered Nurse, recently joined the Advocacy Team with Community Health Partners. She received her Associate’s Degree from Schoolcraft College in Livonia, Michigan in 1993, and Bachelor’s Degree in 2011 from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Myers, Florida. Debra has been involved in Mental Health nursing for the past 15 years. She has been a resident of Naples for 12 years. She is looking forwarding to inspiring and empowering others to adopt healthy lifestyles by working together to target realistic goals particularly with regard to improving nutrition, increasing physical activity, managing weight, handling stress, preventing diabetes, quitting tobacco and creating work-life balance.