Lisa Donaldson
Georgetown, ME

A goal to help others with chronic
health conditions live a happy, healthy life

Lisa earned a Master of Science in Aromatherapy at American College of Healthcare Sciences, graduating with a 4.0 GPA and earning Honors in 2017. In 2018, Lisa continued her education at ACHS and is currently working toward her Master of Science in Herbal Medicine.

Lisa lives in Maine, in a small town of about 1,000 people that is a tight-knit community almost entirely run by volunteers. She serves in several roles including Vice Chair of the Financial Advisory Committee and Secretary of the Recreation Committee; she also regularly supports a multitude of different activities at the local Community Center. As a result of her community involvement, Lisa has become the "go-to" expert for everything related to holistic health, especially aromatherapy. What began as a small number of local holistic health consultations is now a growing clinical aromatherapy practice for Lisa. She provides consultations to practitioners and clients at an acupuncture/chiropractic clinic in a nearby city.

Lisa has dedicated a significant amount of time to formulating and testing aromatherapy blends to support chronic health conditions. The focus of her research during her time as a student at ACHS was on chronic pain and related conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and back pain. Her focus on chronic pain was timely due to the opioid crisis gripping the United States. Lisa's biggest hope is to help people in Maine avoid the consequences of opioid use by utilizing aromatherapy and other holistic health modalities.

"I have been able to use my education to help a lot of people in this area of Maine. I have a clinical aromatherapy practice, and I'm able to use my skills and knowledge to support the health of so many of my neighbors."