Lisa Kemppainen M.A., LMFT, a native of South California, is thrilled to accept her first board position with CP. Ms. Kemppainen is a psychotherapist in private practice and throughout her career has held a special interest in diverse populations, social justice and relationships based in power and control.  For three years Lisa and her wife Shawna testified at the state capitol in support of passing civil unions. Lisa, who has had Multiple Sclerosis for 18 years is also an advocate for people experiencing physical challenges. Lastly, Lisa brings enthusiasm to our board and an innate ability to understand the intrapersonal and interpersonal dynamics of human nature. Lisa and Shawna are legally married and live with Lisa’s 18 yr old son Isaac Green.