Featuring Assistance League of Los Angeles’s membership spotlight:
How did Lisa become involved with the League?
Lisa attended the Assisteens’ fashion show fundraisers for a number of years as a guest. She joined the Founder Assisteens in 2012 and became the Assisteens’ chair with her daughter, Hayley, in 2015. Currently, Lisa is a member of the Anne Banning Auxiliary and the Board of Directors’ Chair.
Fondest memory at the League?
Lisa’s fondest memory at the League is one that she experiences repeatedly. The first time Lisa volunteered with the Operation School Bell program, she noticed the children’s hesitation when entering the program’s center. However, they left with a bright smile and increased self-worth! Lisa’s recognition that she played a role in that transformation warms her heart.
How has Lisa grown since becoming a member?
Lisa has been able to gain a better understanding of the poverty in LA.
What is Lisa’s hope for the future of the League?
Lisa hopes that the auxiliaries in the League support one other since they have a unifying goal – to improving the lives of children.
Lisa believes that when once volunteers become involved in an activity that helps others, he or she will become reminded appreciative of the kindness in our own communities.
What is something people don’t know about you?
Some people don’t know that Lisa’s previous profession was a registered nurse, specializing in Diabetes at Cedars Sinai. Lisa was also extremely involved in fundraising for her children’s school.
Tell me about a time when someone assisted you. What did it mean to you?
When Lisa was beginning her career as a nurse, one of her mentors, a diabetes specialist Mary, took Lisa under her wing. Mary’s support and passion for the field inspired Lisa to specialize in Diabetes. This line of work taught Lisa that education can change someone’s life.
What is the most valuable advice/quote?
“Treat others as you want to be treated.”
A little bit about the family
Lisa has 2 children. Her son Spencer is 24 years old and graduated from Chapman University in Graphic Design. Her daughter Hayley is a freshman at Chapman University. Lisa and her husband, Mike, have been married for 26 years.
What is your favorite song?
You’ve Got a Friend by James Taylor and Carole King. This song reminds her that she a great network of friends that will always be there for her and she for them.