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.
crowdFunnit was founded in 2015 by Lisa as a proactive way to reduce or eliminate bullying and alienation. While most of the parties nationwide have been hosted virtually, in August 2017 Lisa attended the first crowdFunnit party for a bullied child near her home. as featured in People. At the core crowdFunnit brings people together, raising awareness about differences while fostering acceptance and compassion. Helping a friendless child celebrate a birthday is just an incredible mechanism in which to help make this happen.
Due to the nutritional strategies Lisa found success with in 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!
- Late Talkers multimedia project
- crowdFunnit anti-bullying project
- Pursuit of Research nutrition clinical validation project
The Cherab Foundation is currently seeking the generosity of people and corporations to help us accomplish our mission.