Lisa Schilling


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Ms. Schilling currently serves as Executive Director of the South Central Louisiana Human Services Authority which encompasses Assumption, Lafourche, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Mary and Terrebonne parishes. The South Central Louisiana Human Services Authority (SCLHSA) was established in July 2006 by Legislative Act 449. This local governing entity (LGE) shifts policy authority and fiscal responsibility from a state-controlled central office to a locally nominated and appointed board of nine members representing each of the Authority’s parishes in the fields of community-based mental health, developmental disabilities, & addictive disorders. The SCLHSA was created to be responsive to the local needs of the citizens in its seven parishes. It strives to identify and address local needs through partnerships with local governments, clients, advocates and providers. Most importantly, this multi-parish agency demonstrates greater accountability to consumers, the community and the taxpayers.

Lisa received her Bachelor’s Degree from Northeast Louisiana University in Monroe, LA and obtained her Master’s Degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS. She is also a graduate of the UCLA/Johnson and Johnson Healthcare Executive Program, the Louisiana Hospital Association School for Supervisory Training, Leadership Louisiana and Leadership Terrebonne.

Ms. Schilling has over 28 years of healthcare experience which began in the charity hospital system at Washington St. Tammany Regional Medical Center in Bogalusa, LA. During her 20 year career at Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center in Houma, LA, she established the Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center Foundation in 1999 which raised over 1 million dollars for the institution prior to her departure in 2008. Ms. Schilling has served as the Executive Director with SCLHSA since October of 2008 and led that organization to achieve national accreditation in 2011 with CARF. She has received many accolades during her career to include Outstanding Young American, the National Athena Award, McDonnell Methodist Children’s Volunteer Activist Award, and United Way for South Louisiana Hartwell Lewis Volunteer Activist Award and the Charles E. Dunbar Career Service Award issued by the State Civil Service League.

Lisa enjoys volunteering with numerous local groups in the Bayou area. She has served as the Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce Board Chairman, United Way for South Louisiana Board Chairman and Campaign Chair, Leadership Terrebonne Alumni Chairman and the Terrebonne Historical and Cultural Society. She is a current member of the Regional Advisory Committee for the Council for A Better Louisiana and the Magellan of Louisiana Governance Board. Lisa is also an active member of Mulberry Baptist Church in Houma where she directs a five octave handbell choir and three octave chime group.