Lisa Rosen peacefully passed away on September 26, 2023. Lisa was the head of the Life Center at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. She devoted her career to the field of rehabilitation. It began with an internship at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, formerly known as the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC). She went on to become a recreational therapist at Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital in Chicago, where she worked with patients with spinal cord injuries. While there, a former co-worker suggested a position at the AbilityLab’s Life Center, where she found her passion in helping others and providing patient-centered education.
Lisa was not only well-read and educated, but also deeply committed to health and wellness. She was devoted to friends and family, which provided her strength during a long battle with illness.
She was born on March 18, 1968, in Highland Park, IL, to the late Sheldon and Barbara Shlossman. Lisa was the proud mother of her son, Ryan. After graduating from Highland Park High School in 1986, Lisa went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Communications from the University of Kansas, followed by a Master of Science in Therapeutic Recreation Administration from Aurora University.