Lisa Stambolis, RN, CPNP, is the Director of Pediatric and Adolescent Health at Health Care for the Homeless, Inc. in Baltimore City, Maryland. Lisa has been exclusively in the field of public health for nearly 20 years and in her role as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner she been providing health care to children and youth in Baltimore City, in settings which include school based health centers, emergency shelters, and street reach. In her role as administrator at HCH she has helped create an innovative primary care clinic for homeless children and youth based on the clinic-outreach model. She is also an advocate for improving the lives of homeless youth. In the past year she was instrumental in helping to pass legislation in Maryland that will allow unaccompanied youth the right to consent to their medical treatment. Lisa is very active in several community coalitions aimed at helping homeless children and youth and is on the Community Advisory Board for the Youth Empowered Society (YES) and the Center for Adolescent Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Lisa earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Maryland School of Nursing and a Master’s degree in Acupuncture at Tai Sophia Institute, Graduate School for the Healing Arts.