LifeBridge Community Services Appoints Edith Lee as President & CEO
LifeBridge Community Services in Bridgeport, an agency that partners with youth and families to build resilience through its behavioral health, youth development, and asset-building programs, has appointed health and human services leader Edith Lee, LCSW, as the agency’s new President & CEO.
With a strong belief in service delivery that transforms lives, Lee has dedicated her career to positively impacting underserved and marginalized communities. In addition to her leadership experience in the health and human services sector, she brings to LifeBridge Community Services her expertise as a mental health service provider through her work as a licensed clinical social worker.
“We are thrilled to welcome Edith as the new leader for LifeBridge,” said Board President George Kasper. “Her experience is the perfect balance of clinical expertise and management skills, coupled with a deep knowledge of the population we serve. The Board looks forward to working with her to further expand the impact we are having on youth and families in the greater Bridgeport community.”
Most recently, as Vice President of the U.S. Program at Americares, a global nonprofit saving lives and improving health for people affected by poverty or disaster, Lee drove the strategic direction of the organization’s health programming in the U.S. She was responsible for supporting close to 1,000 safety net clinics and health centers by designing, implementing, and directing innovative community-based programs that expand access to care for millions of low-income and uninsured or under-insured patients, including programs to prevent diabetes, support mental well-being, expand health equity, and improve the quality of patient care.
Previously, Lee served as Chief Support Officer at Hidalgo Medical Services, a federally qualified community health center, where she was responsible for overseeing family and community supportive services and the development and execution of key programs, process improvements and performance metrics. In a prior role, she oversaw a health care workforce development program to address a health care provider shortage in rural communities.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to join the LifeBridge Community Services team, and I feel honored to have been asked to partner with the community of Bridgeport,” said Lee. “LifeBridge is an organization whose values align with my own – integrity, excellence, client focused, inclusivity – and I am looking forward to leading the organization with the programs, services, and staff necessary to make an impact."
A first-generation college graduate, Lee earned a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Arizona State University and a Master’s degree in social work from Western New Mexico University.
Lee assumed her role as President & CEO of LifeBridge Community Services on April 4, 2022.