Mr. Lipham began his career as a Navy Seabee and served in Operation Enduring Freedom. The combat veteran aided in humanitarian efforts that provided electricity and water to civilians and allied military forces in Kuwait and Afghanistan. Prior to joining Freedman Healthcare, he developed and managed multiple state-wide initiatives to assess community needs and readiness, develop recovery communities, build capacity, and support development and sustainability of recovery-focused nonprofits. He founded and led the Hendry Okeechobee and Glades Opioid Consortium (HOGOC) and established the first ever incarceration-based Naloxone distribution program in Florida. Through his work as a project manager and consultant, he has helped develop dozens of nonprofits and health programs nationally.
Mr. Lipham holds a Master of Public Health and a Bachelor of Science in Public Health Promotion from California State University, Northridge.