Lisa lives on Long Island, New York, with her husband and four daughters. Her two youngest daughters, Nora and Kayla, were genetically diagnosed with SDS after an extensive diagnosis journey - read their story, here. Lisa is a Special Education Teacher at Half Hollow Hills High School West in Dix Hills, New York. She has certifications from Birth-12th grade in Special Education, General Education, and English Language Arts and has a masters in Literacy.
Lisa is passionate about helping the SDS community by supporting research and helping families advocate for their children. She jumped into action on the very same day her first child was diagnosed, raising funding, researching resources, and connecting with SDS families everywhere, and has not stopped ever since. Her drive and creativity have inspired countless other families to engage and she is an unstoppable positive driving force toward therapies and cures for people with SDS everywhere.
In her role as the new Family and Community Engagement Ambassador on the SDS Alliance Team, Lisa helps find and support new SDS families, identify and offer new resources for families, and develop family educational materials and events.