Lisa is Ojibwe, and is Eagle Clan and is from the (Treaty #3 area) and a member of Migisi Sahgaigan First Nation. Also known as Eagle Lake, Ontario, where she raised and is still connected to the land and her relations which helps guide her to this day in her role as a helper. She is a registered Social Worker who received her graduate degree and undergraduate degree at Lakehead University in Social Work. She also received an undergraduate degree in Psychology at Laurentian University. Lisa joined FPWC, September, 2021 as the Knowledge Exchange Facilitator. Currently her work is primarily focused on FPWC deliverables that include knowledge exchange, engagement, curriculum development, capacity building, coordination and delivery of training to support First Nation Mental Wellness Teams across the country.
Lisa has worked primarily with supporting the First Nation, Inuit and Métis population through many different roles which included; Community Support Specialist, Counsellor, Coordinator, Researcher, Sessional Lecturer and Facilitator. Lisa enjoys learning from knowledge holders such as Elders, healers, leaders, mentors, staff, participants, students and community members. She is very passionate about sharing her knowledge as a Facilitator, to promote community wellness by sharing the strengths of our culture complimented by academic research. Lisa has many roles in her personal life which are a wife, mother, sister, grandma, aunt, family member and friend. For self-care she enjoys reading, walking, swimming, cleaning and cooking for her family and friends.