Lisa is an experienced public health professional. She is interested in strengthening fragile health systems in order to improve delivery of essential healthcare services to Papua New Guinea’s rural communities. The deterioration of health care delivery was a key driver for Lisa to pursue a dual degree in International Public Health and Health Management.

Her studies have enhanced her understanding of the complex factors that influence healthcare delivery, which will enable her to effectively contribute to reform efforts on her return. Lisa hopes the Women’s Leadership Initiative will enhance her communication skills so that she can better advocate and communicate public health concepts to a range of stakeholders.