Lisa values being part of an inclusive community and believes that school teachers and administrators connecting with immigrant families and students is a key component of a welcoming and vibrant community. Having attended Portland schools herself, Lisa has had two children graduate the Portland school system, and has one other child currently attending Portland High School. Lisa owns a business called Workplace Transformation Facilitation based in Portland, serves as a consultant to a global organization called Advanced Workplace Associates based in the UK, and also volunteers with the Portland chapters of Conscious Capitalism, Pecha Kucha and the Olympia Snowe Women’s Leadership Institute.