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Lisa Good is the founder and coordinator of the community based project called Urban Grief which works to increase awareness about trauma, and grief/loss, associated with violence exposure.
Urban Grief offers grief/crisis support and victim advocacy to community members and facilitates trauma informed and faith based workshops to empower others to respond to violence related trauma, grief and loss.  Additionally she is the coordinator for Albany’s Trauma Response Team, which responds to violence related traumatic events within neighborhoods disproportionately impacted by community violence.
Lisa holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Skidmore College, and a Master of Social Work degree from State University of New York: University at Albany, and is currently pursuing Ph.D. in the School of Social Welfare. She is the former director of SNUG (GUNS) and the Homer Perkins Center (long-term adult residential drug treatment) and has over 20 years of experience as an addiction professional and numerous years of volunteer experience as a HIV educator, Crime Victims/Sexual Assault crisis counselor and community activist.
Lisa is active in the fight to eradicate violence, increase awareness about the traumatic impact resulting from exposure to violence and break down the walls of isolation and fear by connecting community members with each other as resources and mutual support.

A Woman of Many

Lisa has been recognize by many prestigious organizations
as an outstanding woman, overcomer and champion for
in the fight to end gun violence in communities across the nation. She was recently feature on Vogue.com and was the recipient of the WERCing Woman of Achievement Award. Watch her video below.

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Lisa is a recognized authority in the areas of grief and trauma recovery and is captivating audiences across the globe with her empowering and motivating message inspired by her own personal story overcoming gun violence and domestic abuse.