Lisa has been an active member in her community since her children started grade school. Prior to moving to Florida in 2014, she served in many capacities in her school community in New York, including President of the Dobbs Ferry PTSA and Head of Fundraising for the Dobbs Ferry Educational Foundation.
In 2011, Lisa co-founded Rivertown Parents, a community organization comprised of parent/teacher associations from five cities in association with Mercy College, providing parent education and family support to students and parents.
Lisa has been awarded the Abigail Chapman Northrup Volunteer of the Year Award for extraordinary service to the Dobbs Ferry community and the Spring Community Partners “Spring Into Action Award” for exceptional dedication and commitment to promoting children’s full and active participation in life, school and their community, regardless of means.
Prior to her volunteer work, Lisa was the Director of Conference Programming Development for The Direct Marketing Association, the largest trade organization for marketers which seeks to advance and protect responsible data-driven marketing.
Lisa received her Bachelor of Arts from Rochester Institute of Technology and a Masters in Business Administration from Rutgers University.
Lisa’s commitment to public service and advocacy for the welfare of children, is a strong influence on her three children, who are all active volunteers in Friendship Initiative programs.