Meet Lisa

A Record of Achievement in Public Service

For 20 years, Lisa has served the public good.

She’s a recognized leader with practical experience in Pennsylvania state government. When there’s a problem to solve, she’s the one people call.


Government Leadership

  • Directed 15 agencies under the governor’s jurisdiction and coordinated program planning and policy development
  • Assisted in the preparation and implementation of the Commonwealth’s annual budget
  • Managed personnel and operations of the Governor’s four regional offices
  • Gubernatorial liaison for northeastern and north central Pennsylvania
  • Regional advisor for community and economic development projects
  • Managed legislative and constituent services
  • Evaluated potential impacts of proposed legislation and regulations for Senate leadership


A Life Characterized By Service To Others

In addition to being a wife and mother, Lisa donates her time and talents to many volunteer organizations throughout the region. She has a reputation as a problem-solver and is widely respected for her dedication to our community.
Community Leadership

  • 2004 Community Campaign Chair, United Way of Wyoming Valley
  • Former Trustee, Shippensburg University
  • Past Member, Leadership Wilkes-Barre Board of Directors
  • Past Member, Victims’ Resource Center Board of Directors
  • Member, Greater Wyoming Valley Leadership Forum Committee
  • Annual Presenter, Rotary International Camp for High School Girls


A Steadfast Commitment To Good Government

Lisa values the political process and believes in spirited participation. Whether it’s supporting candidates for public office, or grassroots political organizations, she is committed to advancing the highest standards of the Republican Party.

  • Republican Committee woman, Lehman Township, Luzerne County, 1988 to present
  • Volunteer, Bush-Cheney Campaign, 2000 and 2004
  • Volunteer, Delegate-Caucus Operations, Republican National Convention, 2000
  • Northeastern Pennsylvania Coordinator, Tom Ridge for Governor, 1994
  • Treasurer, Friends of Senator Lemmond Committee, 1990 to 1995
  • Secretary, Fifth District, Luzerne County Republican Committee, 1988 to 1991


Education and Training

  • Dallas High School
  • Shippensburg University
  • B.A., Government Administration
  • Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Honor Society
  • The Governor’s Center at Duke University
  • Strategic Leadership for Senior Executives
  • Harvard University, JFK School of Government
  • Senior Executives in State and Local Government
  • Anne B. Anstine Excellence in Public Service Series

Professional Experience

  • Executive Director, The Blue Ribbon Foundation
  • Deputy Chief of Staff, Governors Thomas J. Ridge and Mark S. Schweiker
  • Director, Governor Tom Ridge’s Northeast Regional Office
  • Chief of Staff, Senator Charles D. Lemmond, Jr.
  • Research Analyst, President Pro Tempore, Robert C. Jubelirer

Volunteer Service

  • Board of Directors, United Way of Wyoming Valley
  • Board of Directors, Children’s Service Center
  • Advisory Board, Penn State Wilkes-Barre
  • Board of Directors, Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations
  • Founding Board Member, Circle 2000

Honors and Awards

  • Pennsylvania Commendation Medal, Adjutant General of Pennsylvania
  • Distinguished Leadership Award, Leadership Wilkes-Barre Alumni Association
  • Spirit of Philanthropy Award, Arthritis Foundation
  • Scranton Times Tribune Northeast Woman of the Week
  • “Star” Award, Leadership Wilkes-Barre