Lisa has worked as an occupational therapist (OT) for 23 years. Originally from Orlando, FL, she has a BA in Biology from Rollins College in Winter Park, FL, and an MA in Occupational Therapy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Lisa has provided clinical occupational services in home health, acute care hospital, skilled nursing facilities, and continuous care retirement centers, and has conducted independent living assessments for North Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation.
Her primary focus as an OT and day activity program coordinator has been residential and community re-entry for persons with brain injury. Lisa has volunteered as a rape crisis counselor and a baseball coach. More recently, she served as an instructor in the Occupational Therapy Assistant program at Durham Technical Community College. She also assists in life skills classes at an Urban Ministries homeless shelter in Durham County.
Fascinated by the complexities of the human brain, Lisa recognizes the uniqueness of each client’s challenges in the recovery and reintegration process. She has one son and enjoys mosaics, quilting, volleyball, hand bells, and trips to the beach and mountains.
Denise lives in Cary, NC with her husband and four daughters. She enjoys family activities, attending her daughter’s dance competitions, recitals, choir concerts, school musical theatre productions, and plays. Her family enjoys Broadway Musical performances and trips to the Carolina beaches.
Credentials: MS, OT/L, CCM, CBIS