Lisa Deck is a Founder & Director of Sisters@Heart, a non-profit organization that improves the lives of those affected by heart disease and stroke. Lisa is a former Go Red for Women National Spokeswomen for the American Heart Association and currently serves as an Advocacy Board Member for the American Heart Association in Boston and Southern New England.
Suffering her first three strokes twenty years ago, Lisa has been a patient activist and international speaker for the past two decades. Lisa lobbies at the local, state and Federal level for health and awareness policy development . She is a widely known advocate voice that inspires others and raises awareness of heart disease, stroke and Moyamoya disease.
In 2015, Lisa was diagnosed with Moyamoya Disease, a rare cerebrovascular disease, after an 18-year diagnostic odyssey. She underwent two brain bypass surgeries to restore blood flow to her brain. Since then, Lisa has become actively involved in rare disease advocacy, serving as a Committee member of Rare New England. On behalf of Rare New England, Lisa produces and hosts a local cable show, The World of Rare Disease. Lisa is also active with the newly formed Moyamoya Foundation. Lisa lives in North Attleboro, MA with her husband and two children.