Director of Pediatrics
Healthcare for the Homeless, Inc.
Elizabeth (Lisa) Stambolis, BSN, MS, CPNP, is the Director of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine at Health Care for the Homeless in Baltimore, Maryland. In this role, she has helped create an innovative primary care clinic utilizing a unique Nurse Practitioner driven clinic-outreach model of care aimed at reaching the most vulnerable homeless children and youth and their families. Since becoming a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner over twenty years ago she has worked exclusively in the field of public health nursing. Prior to becoming the first Director of Pediatrics at HCH, she worked for twelve years with the Baltimore City Health Department in their School Based Health Center Program, primarily in the high school setting. In addition to her clinical work, she is an advocate on local and statewide advocacy efforts. Her advocacy for homeless youth resulted in the unanimous passing of the “Unaccompanied Youth Consent Bill” in May of 2012 that allows unaccompanied minors the right to consent to comprehensive medical care in Maryland. Her leadership was recognized by President Obama in July 2012 as a White House “Champion of Change” in the Fight against Child and Youth Homelessness. In 2014 she was selected by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as an Executive Nurse Fellow. She currently serves as a member of the Baltimore City HIV Planning Group and Commission and is active in several community coalitions that advocate for homeless children and youth on the local and state level. She served on the Community Advisory Board for the Youth Empowered Society (YES), the only drop-in center for homeless youth in Baltimore and is a member of the Center for Adolescent Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She contributes to the education of nursing students by precepting advance practice nursing students. She earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees at University of Maryland School of Nursing and a Master’s degree in Acupuncture at the Maryland University of Integrative Health. In addition to her fulltime work, she also has an acupuncture practice for children, teens and adults.