Lisa earned a bachelor’s degree from Trinity University in Washington, D.C., and a master’s degree in Library Science from Wayne State University in Detroit. She worked for nine years in Chicago where she was a Reference Librarian at the Illinois Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, and she was a librarian in the Information Center at the Harold Washington Library in downtown Chicago. She has been a librarian at the Petoskey District Library for 15 years, working with children and families as well as senior citizens. Aside from her work as a librarian, Lisa has been involved as a volunteer in many community organizations throughout her adult life and has a passion for helping people.
“I am serving on the board of Community Recovery Alliance because I want to help connect recovering individuals and families in need with educational and informational resources. I have seen how information and books can help people and believe that by working together with local organizations in the community we can help empower and strengthen those people who need help. I grew up in Petoskey and I care about the families in our community. It is important to me to help those in need.”