Lise completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Health Information Management) at Sydney University in 1999 and received a Graduate Diploma in Education from the Australian Catholic University in 2003. Lise has served on various boards in a volunteer capacity since 1999. In 2018 Lise moved with her children to Benalla where her eldest son attends EdSpace. Lise has been a school board member since 2018, Chair since 2019 and a board member of CBI since 2020.