Lisa graduated from nursing school in 1982. Prior to coming to UMF, she worked as an Emergency Room nurse, and as a Certified Diabetes Educator. Working in College Health since 1999, she loves helping students manage their health so they can be successful in college and life. Providing health education and the StepUp Bystander Intervention program are responsibilities she values. Lisa feels honored to be a part of a truly remarkable and caring team of co-workers.
Lisa lives with her husband, Jim, and daughter, River Dawn in their farmhouse on the banks of Sandy River. They all love doing just about anything outdoors; walking, hiking, skiing, and especially wilderness canoe trips. Lisa and Jim’s claim to fame is that they completed the first continuous people-powered crossing the United States by canoe. The lessons learned from such an adventure are still with her: “Less is more”; “Judge your world by the people you meet and not the news you hear” and “a friendly smile from a stranger in an unfamiliar setting goes a long way to make you feel at ease.”