Lisa has been with UCSF since 1989, and has been OUT for 29 years. She considers St. Louis to be her home town. Lisa serves the missions of UCSF as Human Relations Director for Psychiatry and LPPI, providing HR support to faculty, staff, residents and other trainees.
A job is more than just a title—what do you do for/at UCSF?
I, along with a really great HR team, manage the academic and staff personnel functions for the Department of Psychiatry, Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute and Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital and Clinics.
Department of Psychiatry and LPPI
374 Parnassus Avenue, 2nd Floor
San Francisco CA 94143
How Lisa is OUT, IN the UCSF Community
Officially I serve as the LGBT Staff Group Coordinator on campus. Of course on a personal level, I am “out” at work and take every opportunity to let people know about my partner of 18+ years.
How Lisa is OUT, IN the community
I provide financial support to some organizations and others more focused on specifically fighting poverty. I am a Big sister, and I am OUT to my “Little” and her family.
Communities with which she identifies
LGBTI, feminist, women, arts and crafts, Marin, UCSF, fitness communities, and although I am neither American Indian nor Black, I do feel a deep affinity for both cultures.
What Lisa considers her most OUTstanding, INcredible achievement
My relationship of 18 years!
Her cultural heritage
LGBT, Ukrainian and Irish
How Lisa would change UCSF to improve the quality of life for LGBTI people
I would allow opposite sex (domestic) partners the option for health benefits. A bisexual faculty or staff member shouldn’t be forced to marry simply to provide health insurance coverage. I would also have more LGBTI programming on campus to serve both the LGBTI community and the non-LGBTI community.
How she would change the LGBTI community
Create a more widespread focus beyond homophobia to racism, sexism, and issues of poverty that would join us together with other communities to improve the quality of life for all of us. It would also be nice to have more options outside of bars for LGBTI folks to get together.
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