Lisa Brown is a community health care worker and leader in the Jamaican-Canadian community. She currently works at the Black Creek Community Health Centre, serving in the Jane/Finch and Wilson neighbourhoods, and is involved with the Jamaican Diaspora Canada Foundation.
In addition to her work at Black Creek, Lisa has a long record of involvement in the community. She is the Deputy Director of strategic fundraising and marketing for the Future Leaders program of the Jamaican Diaspora Foundation, as well as serving as a delegate at their conferences. She is an executive board member at the newly-formed Bramalea Community Health Centre in Brampton, and was involved in the strategic planning for the Centre. In 2008, she helped organize the Canadian Flight Games, a youth-inspired summer basketball tournament at Ryerson.
Lisa is a front-line worker providing vital services for poor and immigrant families. She is looking to expand her leadership capabilities in the healthcare field and is using the Vital People grant to enroll in several courses at York University which deal with the intersection of healthcare policy and issues of poverty, culture, law, and politics.