Lisa has three grown children who had special needs, including her youngest who was born unable to breathe or swallow and required a tracheotomy for a number of years. Skyler has had 46 surgeries for numerous more procedures.
Lisa has lobbied for pediatric palliative care, served on the Governing Board of Salt Lake’s early intervention program (DDI Vantage), was a member of the State of Utah Early Intervention Board, and served on the Primary Children’s Hospital Family Advisory Council, which she co-chaired and facilitated.
Lisa was the Patient Co-Lead on the Patient and Family Engagement Affinity Group for the CMS National Partnership for Patients. She has been a Patient Lead for the CMS CMMI Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative and Medication Management & Safety Affinity Group. She is a content expert in Patient and Family Engagement implementation and in Person- and Family-Centered Care and has presented extensively on these and related topics. Lisa’s article Training Patient and Family Storytellers and Patient and Family Faculty was published in the Summer 2013 Permanente Journal.
Lisa produced the 2015 CAPS Signature Series, 2019 Perspectives trainings, and 2021-2022 Restarting and Energizing PFACs series, available from Consumers Advancing Patient Safety. Lisa serves on the PFCC Measures Committee for the National Quality Forum and is a member of the NCQA Clinical Practices Committee. In 2021, Lisa co-chaired the NQF Action Team on Patient-Centered Medication Management. Lisa contributes to two of the Patient Safety Movement Foundations’ Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS) committees, including as co-chair of the Mental Health APPS committee. Lisa has given presentations and served on panels at several IHI Forums, at IPFCC Conferences, the PFCC Partners Conference, for local and state health authorities, at CMS Quality Conference, and for the Caregivers Action Network.
Lisa Morrise graduated from the University of Kansas with B.S., Journalism, and M.A., Broadcast Management, degrees. She was named the Outstanding Broadcasting Student of the year by the National Association of Broadcasters. Lisa worked at radio stations, including KSL Radio in Salt Lake City, and as a broadcast management consultant. She has worked as an Adjunct Professor and taught Media Management for Brigham Young University and Communications for other local Universities. Lisa has been a candidate for State Representative and is active in local politics. She has been involved in community service, including serving as a local junior high PTA President and the Salt Lake School District PTA President, on the Festival of Trees (a fundraiser for Primary Childrens Hospital) Executive Board, on the Beta Sigma chapter of Alpha Phi Sorority House Corporation Board, and in several positions for her church. Lisa has been named Big Sister of the Year, an Outstanding Young Woman of America and a runner-up for the JC Penney Golden Rule Award. She owns a rescue dog that has a floppy trachea (like her child) and is a highlight of her life.