Regional Director of Programs (Northeast)
College: High Point University
Major: Human Relations
Grad School: Wheelock College, MS Child Life and Family Studies
Hometown: Walpole, MA
Current Home: Boston, MA
Favorite Athlete: Julian Edelman
Elizabeth Higgins joined Team IMPACT in February of 2017 and is currently the Regional Director of Programs, Northeast-North. Higgins is a Certified Child Life Specialist and plays an integral role in all facets of the Team IMPACT program, from making relationships between participating families and teams to cultivating the medical and athletic networks within her region. Prior to joining Team IMPACT, she worked at South Shore Mental Health in Early Intervention. She also completed her internships at The Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center and Shriners Hospital for Children—Boston.
Originally from Walpole, MA, Higgins graduated in 2013 from High Point University, where she received her undergraduate degree in Human Relations with a minor in Psychology. Higgins then went on to Wheelock College where she received her Master’s Degree in Child Life and Family Studies. During her undergraduate years, she was an active participant in Greek Life on campus and the Big Brothers Big Sisters program of High Point. In her free time, Higgins enjoys going to the beach and spending time with her family and friends.
When asked the question, “Why Team IMPACT?” Elizabeth said:
After learning about Team IMPACT in one of my internships, I was immediately drawn to their mission. I am inspired daily by the support and camaraderie families and student athletes bring each other. I have built lifelong relationships with everyone I work with and look forward to watching new relationships grow.