Lisa Geng got her start as a designer, patented inventor, and creator in the fashion, toy, and film industries. After attending NYC’s School of Visual Arts, Lisa worked in NYC in animation for Buzzco, while teaching animation at the Joe Kuburt College. Lisa also worked as an inventor and art director in the fashion and licensing industry for companies such as Warner Bros. and Disney. Her children’s toys were manufactured by various companies including Mattel/Fisher-Price.
After the early diagnosis of her young children, Lisa entered the world of nonprofit, pilot studies, and advocacy. As the mother of two “late talkers,” she is the founder and president of the 501(c)3 nonprofit CHERAB Foundation, co-author of the acclaimed book, The Late Talker, (St Martin’s Press 2003), and is currently working on a second book, The Late Talker Grows Up. Lisa is instrumental in the development of IQed, a whole food nutrition meal replacement. Lisa currently serves as a parent advocate on an American Acadamy of Neurology board for vaccines and is a member of CUE through Cochrane US.
Lisa serves as an executive producer for Late Talkers; a multimedia project by an award winning producer designed to foster acceptance, share personal stories and provide resources to individuals and families impacted by communication disorders. Lisa’s son Tanner who is now in college with a goal to become a special education attorney to help others like himself is part of the first documentary.
Lisa saw a need for a proactive way of fostering acceptance to bullied children who had trouble finding friends after helping one of our member’s find guests to attend his 10th birthday party The huge success was in large part thanks to the folks at Reddit, and the initiative crowdFunnit was created by Lisa to help others in the same situation. Together the Cherab Foundation team has now helped numerous children find friendship through the program.
Due to the nutritional strategies Lisa found success with for her own children she organized and hosted the first scientific conference for therapy of verbal apraxia/dyspraxia. The conference was organized under the auspices of the CHERAB Foundation and CAPT Joseph Hibbeln, M.D. Since then Lisa has found success in combining the essential fats with other essential nutrients, and she is instrumental in the development of IQed Smart Nutrition. PursuitofResearch was started by Lisa to provide hope and education while promoting and seeking clinical validation on the therapeutic effects of good nutrition.
Lisa resides with her husband Glenn, their son Tanner, as well as their yellow nape Amazon parrot Woodstock, dogs, Simba and Sandy, along with a wild peacock named Aladdin, on the Treasure Coast of Florida. Her son Dakota graduated from SCAD with a degree in game design and is currently working full time for Hologic in Connecticut.
Cherab Foundation is a worldwide 501(c)(3) nonprofit volunteer organization working to improve the communication skills, education, and advocacy of the verbal disabled. Areas of emphasis are apraxia and autism. Main projects: crowdFunnit, a proactive way to stamp out bullying one birthday party at a time, Late Talkers, a multimedia project to foster acceptance through personal stories, Pursuit of Research, promotes and seeks clinical validation for good nutrition. Every child deserves a smile and a voice!
Consumers United for Evidence-Based Healthcare (CUE) is a national coalition of health and consumer advocacy organizations committed to empowering consumers to make the best use of evidence-based healthcare (EBHC).