Lisa Bishop

District Governor Nominee

2022 - 2023

Lisa was born and raised in Oshawa, Ontario. From an early age she became involved in organizations that mentored and supported Volunteer work, a caring community and personal growth, like Girl Guides of Canada, Religious based youth service programs, Red Cross Youth. She is very thankful she was raised in a loving, caring family, with parents and siblings who possessed caring values, and lived by The Four Way Test, long before anyone in the family became a Rotarian. 

Lisa graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1981, later obtained certifications in Psychiatric/ Mental Health Nursing, Assessment and Treatment of Dissociative Disorders, & Health Care Management. Her 32-year career included both Inpatient Nurse and Community Mental Health Clinician, caring for individuals living with serious and persistent mental illness and their families. In the last 5 years of her career, she was Executive Director of Community Addiction and Mental Health Services of Haldimand & Norfolk.

She served on the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario, Provincial Board of Directors and was the recipient of their Award of Merit in 2011, recognizing her for mentoring, for consumer advocacy, and development of community mental health services. She has served on many community mental health committees, as well as Governor of East Canada Section, The Ninety-Nines, Inc. (International Organization of Women Pilots), President, The Brantford Flying Club, and President, Haldimand-Norfolk Provincial Liberal Association, and Member of The Catholic Women’s League of Canada and numerous aviation organizations. 

Lisa became a Rotarian in 2009 after she was invited to join “The Small But Mighty”, Rotary Club of Delhi. She served as club secretary for 2 years, and 3 years as President.  In 2016, she took the Port Dover, ON, New Year’s Day Polar Bear Dip that raised over $7,000. (base funds) for End Polio Now. She has enjoyed serving as AG for Area #1 clubs (initiated Norfolk Rotary Day of Action), Director Service Projects, Co-Chair District Conference 2018 & 2020, and RLI Trained Facilitator. 

She holds a Private Pilot License, co-owns an airplane, flying many long cross country flights across North America, and a member of the Rotary Fellowship, International Fellowship of Flying Rotarians. Her other interests include, the family cottage, golf, snorkeling, scuba diving, traveling, volunteering at, and attending airshows and sharing humour.  She is engaged to Lionel Ulrich, Police Inspector (retired), and he is a very supportive “Friend of Rotary”.  They are most thankful to have met and joined their lives together after both being widowed. 

Lisa is a Paul Harris Fellow, Member of The Paul Harris Society, The Bequest Society, and Major Donor.