Prevention Programs Associate
Supporting Youth through Early Intervention
Prevention Associate and IMPACT6 Coordinator Lisa joined Cape Assist in 2020. Serving as the primary contact for the IMPACT6 Juvenile Diversion Program, Lisa coordinates and facilitates the 6-hour program aimed at first-time youth (aged 10-17) offenders that are referred by the court system and/or police departments.
She prepares and submits the necessary reports to the county and state that explain and track the success and impact of the IMPACT6 program. Lisa also works with members of the community who work to support county youth to ensure the program is made available to appropriate support systems and to families.
Background and Education
Lisa earned a master’s degree in Human Services Counseling, Crisis & Trauma Prevention from Liberty University. She also has a current certificate in Child Advocacy and Policy from Montclair State University. Lisa’s Bachelor of Science degree is in Hospitality Management and Administration from Johnson & Wales University.
She has been working in the Human Services field since 2010. In addition to her role at Cape Assist, Lisa also is a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for Atlantic/Cape CASA in Somers Point. She has been a CASA since 2012 in Kinglsand, Georgia, and Williamsburg, Virginia.
Lisa also continues to work as a Second Step Facilitator at a regional Catholic school, where she runs a weekly social emotional learning program using the Second Step model to 5th through 8th graders.
Previously, Lisa worked as the Volunteer & Family Services Coordinator for Habitat for Humanity of Camden County, in Kingsland, Georgia.
Lisa is most passionate about understanding all types of conversation and human interaction. She also always is looking for ongoing learning experiences, noting that without them, we can't grow or change.
Another of Lisa’s passions and, in her opinion, her greatest accomplishment was serving in the U.S. Coast Guard. Thank you for your service, Lisa!