AHA Welcomes New Staff
Lisheema Barr, ACEs Resilience Project Coordinator
AHA is pleased to welcome Lisheema Barr, ACEs Resilience Project Coordinator, to our team. In this new staff position, Lisheema coordinates the ACEs Resilience in Wake County Initiative, the community-driven movement around preventing future Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and building resilience for those who have experienced trauma.
“My best life is one where the work I do ensures a better quality of life for others, and more children grow up happy and healthy,” Lisheema said. “I truly value this opportunity to help strengthen our communities and prevent ACEs.”
Most recently, Lisheema served as Outreach Coordinator and Lead Family Health Instructor for Educate Tomorrow’s Parents and participated in the ACEs Resilience work as a partner. She is an experienced educator, having worked as a science teacher in Durham with Teach for America. Lisheema has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology from Emmanuel College, and is currently a Master’s of Public Administration candidate at University of North Carolina—with concentrations in Public Health and International Relations. Lisheema is also a facilitator of the child sexual abuse prevention program, Darkness to Light, coordinated locally by the YMCA of the Triangle.