Love, Loss, Laugher, Lymphoma

Living with a rare incurable blood cancer this past decade, Lisa benefits from the wisdom and strength of fellow patients as she coordinates global cancer support groups as Vice Chair of Information & Support for the International Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Foundation.

Born into a cancer-cluster family, Lisa navigated the palliative care journey with three of her immediate family members. She uses invaluable lessons gained from these pivotal experiences to inform, shape and guide her professional work of 22 years as a family and patient-centered healthcare specialist.

Lisa lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia with her husband of 30 years. The proud mom of 23 year-old fraternal twin sons, one of whom has Crouzon Syndrome and Hydrocephalous, their family learned how to manage life with multiple complex chronic conditions.

Lisa is working on an essay collection about family legacy, loss, laughter and living fearlessly with third-generation lymphoma. She has a Bachelor of Education from McGill University and a Master’s in Education from Harvard University.


“And in the end it's not the years in your life that count;
it's the life in your years. ”                       
             Abraham Lincoln