Lisa joined Morten Group as the Project Manager for “Your Voice! Your Health!,” a University of Chicago research study on shared decision-making and communication preferences between racial/ethnic minority LGBT individuals and their healthcare providers. She currently serves both in that capacity, as well as lending her expertise in facilitation to racial justice trainings and diversity, equity, and inclusion workshops.

Previously, Lisa served as Director of Education & Victim Advocacy at Center on Halsted, Chicago’s LGBTQ community center.

While at the Center from 2005 – 2013, Lisa provided victim services and guided the work of the Anti-Violence Project; the Legal Program; professional training and technical assistance; and the implementation of the Center’s formal systems-level advocacy efforts—all aimed at reducing the impact of bias in the lives of LGBTQ people. Lisa has served on the Governance Committee of the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs since 2010.

We asked Lisa, “What is one thing you wish would come back into fashion?” She said, “Classic (but newly built) baby blue Ford Thunderbird convertibles with whitewall tires. And, “Unbreakable” pocket combs to be carried around in rear jeans/pants pockets!”