Founder & President, The Foundation for Black Women's Wellness
Lisa is the Founder & President of The Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness, a Wisconsin based 501c3 organization launched in 2012 committed to eliminating health disparities and other barriers impacting Black women and their families and communities. The Foundation serves over 1,000 women and girls each year through health education, wellness programming, leadership development, and advocacy, while mobilizing women and community partners to be change agents in advancing health equity.
Her work as a passionate advocate for women’s health was spurred by Mother’s untimely death at age 64 from heart disease in 2006, after which Lisa established Black Women’s Wellness Day, an annual statewide summit, now in its 11th year, that empowers women and girls to build and sustain healthy, wellness-centered lives. The Foundation is an outgrowth and progression of this work which has mobilized a movement in Greater Madison and across Wisconsin to intentionally elevate Black Women’s health.