New Ventures hires new Midcoast regional manager

Sep 11, 2019
Lisa Archer is New Ventures Maine's new Midcoast regional manager.

Augusta — New Ventures Maine has hired Lisa Archer as its new Midcoast regional manager/workforce specialist. The region served by the Midcoast team includes Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox and Waldo counties;  Archer is based at UMA’s Brunswick Center at Brunswick Landing. She will provide career and education planning and financial education and asset-building training and coaching services.

She is a Maine native and has worked in the nonprofit community in Bath as the community services coordinator for a number of years. This experience gave her a deep appreciation for how nonprofits seek to improve the quality of life for the Midcoast region; one program at time. She has made many connections and is very familiar with area resources.

Archer received her bachelor's degree in mental health and human services and an associate degree in justice studies from UMA as an adult learner and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in adult and higher education at USM. She is also a graduate of the Communication Across Barriers Poverty Institute.

When Archer is not at work she enjoys playing in the Maine Public Safety Pipe & Drum Corps as a tenor drummer. This band honors all public safety personnel and military, both locally and nationally, by providing Scottish music for funerals and memorials without any cost. She  is also the mother of three children ranging from 14 to 25 and a grandmother to a 4-year-old grandson.

New Ventures Maine, a statewide community outreach program of the University of Maine at Augusta, helps people all over the state venture in new directions by offering tuition-free programs for career, business and financial education both on-site and online. For information about services, contact; Archer can be reached in Brunswick at 386-1664 or, or Melinda Wildes can be reached in the Rockland NVME office at 593-7942 or

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