Lisa was born and raised in New Jersey and graduated from Rutgers University, majoring in Math and Literature. She began her career, immediately after graduation, with AT&T spending 20+ years in various roles such as technical software development, strategy and planning and management before choosing to change industries. Lisa is currently with Merck Animal Health for over 15 years, as a Director in US Commercial Operations. Always inspired by music, Lisa plays piano and flute, has participated in school and church ensembles, and took piano lessons until she started having children. Lisa spent their youth being their audience, roadie, and occasional accompanist and duet partner. She went back to singing in a choir with her daughter in their church, and started taking voice lessons with the goal of auditioning for PPM, which she joined in 2015-2016. Lisa's previous board experience was with the CATalyst Council (an animal health non-profit) from 2014-2016.