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Lisa holds a BS in Elementary and Special Education and an Associates in Business Management. She lent her skills as a special educator in an alternative high school setting working for Nassau BOCES and Brentwood Residential Center prior to starting Pal-O-Mine in 1995. She has supplemented her education throughout the years with Leadership Programs, graduating from Leadership Huntington in 2002 and the Energeia Partnership, the Academy of Regional Stewardship at Molloy College in 2010. Lisa’s passion for horses started as a young girl leading to competitive barrel racing and then captain of her college equestrian team. From 2008-2013 Lisa served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of EAGALA, the global standard for equine assisted psychotherapy and personal development. In 2015, Lisa was named to the Board of Long Island Autism Communities where she lends her expertise to the not for profit in vocational opportunities for those on the spectrum as they age out of the educational system. Most recently, she was appointed to the Town of Islip Disability Advisory Committee to help local government on Long Island identify the most crucial issues facing our special needs population. A steadfast presence in the media outlets, Lisa has been the recipient of numerous awards for her business and leadership skills and was most recently honored with the 2016 SmartCEO Corporate Culture Award.