Lisa Cumings has been in the healthcare field for over 21 years. While attending Loyola University of Chicago on a division 1 basketball scholarship, Lisa obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and not long after working in the outpatient clinical setting as a RN, Lisa decided to go back and get her Master’s Degree in Health Promotion and Behavior from the University of Georgia. After graduating in 1998, Lisa worked at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City as a pediatric RN in the fields of Asthma Disease Management and forensic nursing for the next 8 years.
In 2006, Lisa and her husband moved back to the Chicago land area with their two children Hannah and Jacob. Lisa has been a part of the Kishwaukee Health System for over 9 years working on the floor as a pediatric RN and also as a community wellness educator. In 2010, Lisa was given the full time role as the “Community Health Liaison” for Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb County. With Childhood Obesity as a focus for the health system, Lisa became a CATCH trainer in 2011 for both CATCH Kids Club and School based CATCH for the county. Lisa coordinates the CATCH program and works closely with Northern Illinois University students to bring catch to the classrooms, afterschool programs and summer programs throughout the community