Lunchtime Series: Elizabeth McLellan, Founder and President, Partners for World Health
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About The Event
Join us for our third lunchtime series program of the 2018-19 season! Founder and President of Partners for World Health, Elizabeth McLellan, will share stories of “local effort, global impact” in the recycling of medical supplies to improve world health.
As always, this series is free and open to the public. Suggested donation for $10 for nonmembers. Please feel free to bring your lunch to eat during the presentation.
In 2007, Elizabeth McLellan, RN, MPH, began collecting discarded medical supplies in her home while she was working as a nursing supervisor at Maine Medical Center.
In 2009, she founded Partners for World Health and began shipping the supplies overseas. When she had accumulated 11,000 pounds in her home, filling the kitchen, dining room, and basement, Elizabeth realized it was time to expand. She rented a small warehouse, which we have long since outgrown. We now have a 15,000 sq. foot shipping center and an 11,000 sq. foot distribution center/office. We don't plan on slowing down anytime soon!
Elizabeth McLellan received her degrees from American University, Northeastern University, the University of Southern Maine, and Boston University School of Medicine and Public Health. McLellan has spent her career working as a leader in nursing and healthcare administration. In recognition of her leadership, compassion, and service, McLellan has received numerous awards including the Hanley Center Leadership and Humanitarian Relief Award in 2010, the Red Cross Real Hero Award in 2011, the Outstanding Non-Profit Award in 2012, and the Northeastern University Social Impact Award in 2014.
Source: Partners for World Health