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Get to Know Lisa D’Addieco 
Director of Housing

August 29, 2023

Lisa D’Addieco has spent over 35 years in higher education, with the last 17 years at PCOM, and currently serves as Director of Housing. Get to know D’Addieco and her work at PCOM.

Lisa D'AddiecoWhat is your background? How did you come to PCOM?

I worked in higher education for 19 years in New York State. My family relocated to Georgia in 2004 from Grand Island, New York. In 2006 I saw a position posted at a new medical school in Suwanee. I thought a medical school sounded interesting, and I was intrigued. I have worn many hats over the years at both my previous institution and PCOM, and have served the student communities in different ways. It has always been my interest to try new processes, be creative, and help students achieve their goals the best way I can.

What are some of the challenges you see in your role? How do you plan to face those challenges?

Budgeting is always a challenge. My department is charged with supporting our DO and PA students with short-term housing in their clinical years. It can be challenging to find housing depending on the location of the rotation and the number of students we are placing. We are currently looking for new and improved ideas to support required budgeting strategies. Providing stability for our students proves to be a customer service challenge as well. The many moving parts require good record-keeping and organization. I could not do it alone. The housing team works collectively with the individual clinical education teams to strive for the best possible outcomes for our students' success in their clinical years.

What is your favorite thing about PCOM?

As a start-up campus in Suwanee, I really thrived early on trying new ideas and implementing policies and procedures for the campus. My supervisors have always been supportive and collaborative of my efforts. Having a cross-functioning role requires teamwork. My favorite thing about PCOM is that I get the chance to interact with students and personnel across all three campus locations in different roles, and on different department teams. It's interesting to learn something about everyone. I feel like I have made some long-term friends at PCOM.

What is something people would be surprised to know about you?

I worked in the television industry for the BBC's American arm, Lionheart Television, for five years. Lionheart distributed British Comedies and Sci-Fi programming like “Dr. Who” to public television stations across the U.S. Having responsibility for “Dr. Who's” licensed merchandise, I used those skills to run the PCOM Bookstore, which was one of my first responsibilities at PCOM.

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