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Lisa Murphy – Executive Director

June 8, 2018 in:

Hi all! I have been working with the Lakeland Centre for FASD for over 10 years.  During this time, I have worked in many capacities including advocacy and coordination of services for children, complex youth, and adults diagnosed with FASD and their families, consultation, and data collection.  I also played a key role in the development and organization of the Lakeland Summer Camp.  For the past 5 years, I have been providing leadership and oversight to the LCFASD programs as their Program Manager.  I support each program supervisor in implementing current best practices and ensuring we maintain our high quality work.

I was born and raised just outside of Vancouver, BC.  As a child, I loved to figure skate and play soccer. We took annual family trips to various places around the world, including Mexico, China, Australia, France, England, and Italy.  These trips gave me a great appreciation for different cultures and many wonderful memories.  I have started this tradition with my children and hope to give them the same exciting opportunities that I had as a child.

I moved to Cold Lake in 2003, where I started my schooling in Social Work and soon discovered a passion for FASD. In 2007, I completed a degree in Social Work from the University of Calgary while tending to a newborn baby.  It was a lot of work and lots of fun as I was encouraged to bring my daughter to class with me.  My instructors often joked that she was the youngest person to complete a degree in social work!

I now live on a farm, with my children and fiancée.  We mainly raise cats, but also have chickens, dogs, and bees!

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