Meet our team:

Kate Martin – Director


Kate Martin joined Healthy Lincoln County (HLC) in 2015. She serves as the liaison to the towns and community organizations in Lincoln County. She is working with the HLC Advisory Board to develop collaborative relationships, and working with HLC staff to achieve our public health goals to help communities in Lincoln County achieve healthier living.

Kate has spent three years in Maine working on a project with the state public health agency. Prior to that, she spent most of her career working in county public health agencies in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and in north central Montana. She has an undergraduate degree in social work, a graduate certificate in public health, and a master's degree in health and risk communication.

Growing up in a military family fostered Kate's love of travel. However, she's always been drawn to rural communities and is happy to be settled on the midcoast of Maine. When she's not working, Kate can be found exploring the lakes and peninsulas, cooking, hiking, or gardening. She looks forward to the winter so she can go snowshoeing, and catch up on her reading.

Jess Breithaupt - Substance Use Prevention Project Coordinator


Jess Breithaupt is the Project Coordinator for substance use prevention programs at Healthy Lincoln County. Her role involves building local-stakeholder relationships to implement community-wide interventions intended to reduce young peoples’ access to and use of alcohol, marijuana and prescription drugs.

Previously she worked as a Project Manager for a financial services company where she was responsible for the creation and implementation of career path programs and staff trainings.

Jess is a musician, and shares a love of music with her 11-year-old son, as well as her love for nature.

Lindsey Williams - Nutrition Education Coordinator


Lindsey Williams rounds off the Healthy Lincoln County team as the SNAP-Ed Nutrition Education Coordinator. She will be working throughout the county to provide nutrition education to both children and adults, as well as collaborating with community partners on initiatives related to food insecurity, obesity prevention, and promoting physically active lifestyles.

Previously employed at a local elementary school as a teacher, Lindsey is excited to connect her joy of teaching with her desire to enhance lives through proper nutrition.

Originally from Vermont, Lindsey received her bachelor's degree in Education with a focus in Nutrition and Food Science from The University of Vermont. After skiing and hiking in North Lake Tahoe, CA, Lindsey relocated to Damariscotta where she now resides with her husband, two young boys, and their black lab.