Lisa has a lived experience of mental ill-health and engagement with the mental health system. With an Honours university degree, Lisa has worked in administration, including in the Federal Public Service in policy over nine years and in the Embassy of the State of Eritrea as Secretary to the Ambassador, both in Canberra. She has also worked as a mental health peer educator in Tasmania. Lisa has completed Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work, and a Certificate in computing at TAFE. Lisa was the volunteer coordinator of the Northern Flourish Local Action Group (NFLAG) for two years, and a Flourish consumer representative.