Health Center

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The Lincoln Academy Health Center Staff. From Left: Robyn Henny, Tori Wright LCSW, Lisa Katz LCSW, Heather Norris LCSW, Eric Duffy RN, and Janet Yost, NP

The Lincoln Academy School-Based Health Center is a full-service health center located within the school, set up much the same as a doctor’s office. A safe, inexpensive, and easily accessible place for students to seek a full range of health services without leaving school.  We offer preventive health care, diagnosis and treatment of acute medical conditions, and management of chronic illness, as well as education, counseling, and referral as needed to community providers.

Lincoln Academy partners with Lincoln Health and Maine Behavioral Health, which provide services including professional staff, medical equipment, and other in-kind support.

Parental permission is required for students to receive expanded services beyond what is provided by the school nurse. Over 80% of our students utilize this service, which is dedicated to providing our students with primary care services in the most accessible way possible. We also provide all primary care services for our residential students.

The clinic is coordinated by Eric Duffy, RN, who assesses students and utilizes standing orders to provide a range of treatments. Nurse Duffy also helps determine which students should be referred to Janet Yost, a Nurse Practitioner who is on site a few days each week. The Nurse Practioner regularly interacts with students’ primary care providers to ensure continuity in their care.

Both the RN and NP work under the supervision of a pediatrician from Lincoln Medical Partners. This physician provides guidance and consultation whenever necessary, reviews and updates standing orders, and helps facilitate the care of the most complicated cases.

Health Forms:

Students with asthma or anaphylaxis should file the appropriate form with the health center.  These help the health center staff track and support students who have asthma or anaphylaxis, and ensure continuity of care with students’ primary care providers.  Please contact the health center with any questions.

Health Center Staff:

Kerri Ferrante : Health Center Director
Kerri Ferrante 207-563-3596 ext. 1119

Kerri Ferrante, RN, BSN joined the LA Health Center in the fall of 2021 after 18 years as a nurse at Lincoln Health. She grew up in Massachusetts and earned her Bachelor's degree in Science in Nursing from Northeastern University. She moved to Maine in 2003 and worked at Lincoln Health in various roles including the Medical/Surgical Unit, Intensive Care Unit, and Inpatient Clinical Nurse Supervisor. She served a three year stint as school nurse at Great Salt Bay School from 2017-2020, a position that is also under the umbrella of Lincoln Health. After GSB she returned to the Miles campus of Lincoln Health and spent a year working in the Day Surgery unit before accepting the position at Lincoln Academy in September.

Academic Affiliations:

BSN, Northeastern Unversity

Janet Yost : Nurse Practioner
Janet Yost (207) 563-3596
Janet Yost is a Lincoln Academy alum who has spent past 30 years working in pediatrics; 15 years as Registered Nurse, and 15 years as a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She recently returned to Lincoln County, got married, and began working with Lincoln Medical Patners Pediatrics and the Lincoln Academy School-Based Health Center. In her spare time: Jan enjoys gardening and recreational lobstering with husband Brad, but her favorite activity by far is being "Nannie" to her grandson Owen.
BSN - University of New England
CPNP - Simmons College

Lisa Katz : Clinical Social Worker
Lisa Katz (207) 563-3596 ext. 1310

Lisa has had the privilege to work with many children, families and individuals over the past 30 years of her professional life.  She is committed to contributing what she can to make the world a little brighter and better for others.  When not working, Lisa likes to get outside with her family and dog for hikes, bike rides, and boating.  Other interests include spending time with friends, cooking and eating really good food, reading, scrabble, travel, and going to the gym.

Academic Affiliations

BA, Psychology and English Lit., University of Rochester
MSW, Clinical Social Work, Smith College School for Social Work

Heather Norris : Clinical Social Worker
Heather Norris
Heather is a Maine native who now works as an integrated behavioral health specialist for Maine Behavioral Health Care. She sees students in the Boothbay High School and Lincoln Academy health centers, and also works in the Lincoln Medical Partners primary care office in Damariscotta. Heather spends her free time with family and friends, and enjoys hiking, boating, reading, and watching movies with her children.
BSW:  Wheelock College
MSW: Salem State

Megan Day : Wellness Faculty, Athletic Trainer & Wellness Instructor
Megan Day
Upon college graduation Megan became Lincoln Academy’s first athletic trainer. As athletic trainer, Megan works with the athletes to prevent, assess, treat, and rehabilitate athletic injuries. In her second year at LA, Megan joined the Wellness Department to teach fitness and weight training. Megan enjoys spending time outdoors and is always in search of her next adventure to supersede hiking Mt. Katahdin here in Maine, witnessing glaciers falling in Alaska, and snorkeling with sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico.

Academic Affiliations:

B.S. Athletic Training, University of New England

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