Lisa is a graduate of Yale University and received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology.
Lisa and her husband John Scruton have lived in the 35th House District for 25 years, where together they raised their two children, Ben and Eliza. They are members of First Unitarian Church, where Lisa formerly served as Director of Religious Education.
Lisa is a strong advocate for mental health issues and served until recently as the Executive Director of the Kentucky Psychology Association. Lisa also taught in the Psychology Department at Bellarmine University for nearly 20 years.
In 2014, Lisa was elected to the Jefferson County School Board where she was praised by educators, mental health professionals and her constituents for advocating for our public schools, and for her focus on mental health issues, advancing Fairness efforts, standing up for student voice and for greater labor/management collaboration. She served as Vice Chair of the School Board, where she listened to all voices, brought board members together, and was known for her hard work.
Lisa has been recognized by the Kentucky Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, the Fairness Campaign, Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, and Sierra Club for her commitment to social and environmental justice, by the American Psychological Association and the Kentucky Psychological Association for her advocacy on behalf of psychology and mental health, and by Kentucky’s nurse practitioners for her advocacy to increase healthcare access. She remains committed to standing up for all people.
Lisa was first elected to the Kentucky House of Representatives by 35th District voters in 2018. Throughout her first term in office, she has time and again demonstrated her commitment to her constituents, and she has been a fierce advocate for children’s rights, labor rights, human rights, environmental rights, women’s rights, Fairness, economic justice, and standing up for those who need a voice.
During the challenging spring and summer of 2020, Lisa has remained focused on helping the hard-working people of the 35th District, and to continuing her hard work on behalf of all the people she represents.