Elaine Fitzgerald Lewis

Education Development Center, Inc.

Elaine Fitzgerald Lewis brings nearly twenty years of experience in leadership and management development, quality improvement, systems building, and maternal and child health. She is a Senior Project Director at EDC and has held roles leading two national MIECHV technical assistance centers and serving as faculty for the HV COIIN Breastfeeding collaborative. She also serves as a member of the EDC Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee and is actively engaged in the National Home Visiting Network Racial Equity Training initiative.  Previously, she served as the Project Director (PD) of the Infant Mortality CoIIN, a national initiative to reduce infant mortality and improve birth outcomes by addressing health disparities.  She formerly directed an early childhood system of care that included delivering TA to develop the infant mental health workforce in Connecticut and implementing an evidence-based home visiting model. 
Dr. Fitzgerald Lewis received a DrPH in Maternal Child Health from Boston University School of Public Health, where she currently has an adjunct faculty appointment.  She earned a Masters in International Affairs with a focus on Children’s Rights and Economic Development from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.  She earned a BS from US Coast Guard Academy and served as an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard.  She earned certifications in motivational interviewing, problem-solving education, lactation science, and professional coaching.