Elizabeth “Lieske” Giese, RN, MSPH
Elizabeth “Lieske” Giese is the Health Officer/Director of the Eau Claire City/County Health Department in northwest Wisconsin. For more than 20 years, Lieske has worked to improve public health through education and training, research, assessment and service. She has worked on behalf of health with the private sector, local public health, education, and state public health. Lieske also has a proven track record of leadership as evidenced through positions such as chairing the workgroup examining public health system infrastructure goals for Healthiest Wisconsin 2020 State Health Improvement Plan and serving as Principle Investigator for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded “Multi-state Learning Collaborative” on public health performance management on accreditation. Lieske is also currently a member of the Wisconsin Public Health Practice Based Research Network Steering Committee, the Healthy Wisconsin Leadership Institute Advisory Committee, and is a site-visitor for the National Public Health Accreditation Board.