Beckie Lies was born in St. Joseph County and grew up in Elkhart County. She currently lives on Simonton Lake in Elkhart, Indiana. She holds both a B.S. in Biology and a Master of Public Health degree from Indiana University. Spending time with family, traveling, girl’s night out and playing board games are some of her favorite ways to make memories.
Beckie has worked in public health her entire career, from being a WIC nutritionist to a tobacco control coordinator, her passion is to help people live healthier and happier.
She currently works at St. Joseph County Purdue Extension as a Community Wellness Coordinator for Purdue Extension’s Nutrition Education Program. Beckie promotes health and well-being by using policies, systems and environmental changes to make the healthy choice the easy choice. By working with community partners and local coalitions, she strives to make a positive impact on the lives and livelihoods of St. Joseph County residents, especially those who are underserved.