Lisa has over ten years of experience changing what people know, think, and do about controversial social issues. Her career in marketing and communications began during her tenure at Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, where she worked with the statehouse lobbyist to advocate for the housing rights of low-income individuals. After a career focused on researching the complex root causes of homelessness, Lisa was moved by the impact of the War on Drugs. In 2015, Lisa transitioned into the cannabis industry with the goal of helping to reform discriminatory federal and state drug policies. She was most recently the Marketing Director at the National Cannabis Industry Association in Denver. Lisa believes that widespread access to psychedelic therapy could be one of the most impactful ways we can address mental illness, addiction and social inequities in the U.S.
Why are you passionate about psychedelic-assisted healing?
I believe that mental health and happiness is a human right. In pursuit of the opportunity to live life to its fullest potential, it is essential that we explore alternative options to address the global mental health crisis. Research points to psychedelic-assisted healing as being one of the most promising ways to alter the paradigm of mental healthcare.
What do you believe is your gift to the universe?
Compassion and love.
Anything else interesting you’d like to share?
“Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.”