See our latest personal story for our section called “Family Voice”
Lisa Lambert is the director of PPAL, a statewide, family-run, grassroots nonprofit organization based in Boston. Lisa grew up in Massachusetts and attended college there. After college, she moved to San Diego, where she lived for 11 years before returning to Massachusetts. While she was in San Diego, her two sons were born. Her oldest son began showing signs of significant mental health needs by first grade and Lisa became an unabashed advocate, first for her own son and later for families like her own. Her sons are young adults and doing well now and continue to inspire her.