Lisa was appointed as Clerk of Court and Court Administrator of the Chillicothe Municipal Court on May 1, 2006. For cities with a population of less than 100,000, the Clerk is appointed by, and serves at the pleasure of the Municipal Court Judge(s). The Clerk's main responsibility is to docket, preserve and protect the records of all court cases, and to submit statistics and court entries to various State agencies. The Clerk prepares the court's budget and controls the accounting and bookkeeping, prepares statistics and reports for audits and annual reports to the City administration, and manages the Court facility, including technology, equipment, furniture and supplies. Lisa supervises a staff of 9 deputy clerks in the Civil, Criminal, and Traffic divisions of the Court. She also manages the payroll and personnel records for all court staff.
Prior to her appointment as Clerk, Lisa served as Deputy Court Clerk for 4 years, and Court Reporter for 2 years. Before her employment at the Court, Lisa worked as a legal secretary for the Chillicothe law firm, Phillips & Street, and then for the Ross County Public Defender's Office.
In 2010, Lisa obtained her Certified Court Manager credentials from the Supreme Court of Ohio Judicial College and the National Center for State Courts' Institute for Court Management. She has been a member of the Ohio Association for Municipal and County Court Clerks since 2006, and has served on their executive board as Trustee, Vice-President, and President (2018-2019). She is also a member of the Ohio Association of Court Administrators, and the Public Safety Advisory Committee for the Pike County Career Technology Center.
Lisa is a lifelong resident of Chillicothe and a graduate of Chillicothe High School. She and her husband, Bob, have two daughters, and three grandchildren.