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Lisa joined the Coalition in March of 2019. Her personal connection to the work comes from providing kinship care to several relatives and fictive kin. When family members were unable to care for their children, Lisa had them in her care.
Dedicated to improving the quality of life for families and children, Lisa has over twenty years of working with families in crisis. Most recently she has advocated for veterans and their families in the Hudson Valley Region. Helping navigate the slew of resources, she received Trauma Informed Care training and has been a trainer for their curricula as it relates to Women Veterans. In addition, she has over 100 hours of PTSD and TBI in-service training. Her passion for environmental and social justice is a driving force throughout her life. Lisa has coordinated conferences on dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline, Food Waste and Services for Veterans.
Lisa has an extensive background in curriculum design and delivery for the adult and adolescent student. She has taught courses including Environmental Justice, Film and Literature, Social Institutions and Public Speaking. Lisa has taught for Bronx Community College, Marist and Mount Saint Mary College. She has presented nationally on trends in higher education focusing on access and adult student services.
Lisa has been integral in working to advocate for the protection of diverse communities. A resident of Beacon for over 20 years, she resides there with her husband, daughter and two dogs. She has two step children that live in Queens.
Lisa has a Bachelors in Communications from Marist College and a Masters in Environmental Administration from Antioch University.