Nina E. Lewis brings more than 20 years of experience in social work field education, teaching, advocacy, and clinical administration to her new role as part-time professor/faculty advisor at UI&U's Cincinnati Center. In addition to working with learners, she maintains a change management consulting practice specializing in behavioral and community health. During the past five years, she has served on the board of The HealthCare Connection, a federally qualified community health center and member of the National Association of Community Health Centers.
From 2002-2007, Ms. Lewis worked as the community development manager and contract negotiator for a national, nonprofit leader in developing systems of care. Previously, she was employed by a county government board, where she contributed to strategic planning, leadership initiatives, and grant proposals resulting in innovative partnerships among government systems in Hamilton County, Ohio. In 1994, as a consultant to the State of Ohio Prevention of Perinatal Abuse of Alcohol and Other DrugsTeam, she provided technical assistance and facilitated the statewide planning process for improving birth outcomes among pregnant, substance-using women.
Ms. Lewis has also served with the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine/Department of Psychiatry; Crossroads Seminar, a 36-hour diversity training curriculum; and has provided field education and supervision working with a number of programs, including Union Institute & University, University of Cincinnati College of Evening and Continuing Education, Ohio State University, College of Mount Saint Joseph, and the Ohio Justice & Policy Center, a nonprofit, public interest law firm.
Ms. Lewis is a graduate of Oberlin College and holds a master's degree in social work from Simmons College and a master's degree in health services administration from Xavier University.
M.S. Health Services Administration, Xavier University, 1999;
Master of Social Work, Simmons College, 1979