Lisa Marisiddaiah

Lisa Marisiddaiah has been the Gastonia Parish Nurse since 2008 (serving First United Methodist and First Presbyterian churches) and considers her calling to faith community nursing

an answer to a prayer! She graduated from Saint Joseph College, West Hartford, CT with a Bachelors degree in Nursing, and has experience in medical/surgical, medical insurance/clinical

policy, case management, geriatrics (with a focus in Alzheimers), and is board certified in faith community nursing. She is a Certified Senior Advisor through the American Society of Aging, and is a Licensed Administrator for Assisted Living Facilities in NC.


In 2016, Lisa completed a two year fellowship In FaithHealth at Wake Forest Baptist Health, and also received the honor of being named as a 2016 Great 100 North Carolina Nurse. She

developed the FaithHealth-Gaston program for Gaston County, and is dedicated to addressing social determinants of health in this community, in order to reduce disparities and make

healthcare accessible for all.


Lisa is the proud mom of two sons, Preston (21) and Harrison (18). She is originally from Connecticut, but has lived in Gastonia since 1995. In her free time, Lisa loves to cook & bake,

and also enjoys hiking, running, and gardening! She loves exploring and learning about other cultures, and is always ready for a travel adventure!