Ventura County Foster Parent Association
Lisa Carlson-Pugh
Lisa Carlson-Pugh
Founder & Chairwoman, Rachael's Closet

Lisa is the biological mother of four children, the adoptive mother of five children, and the foster mother to over 85 children. Lisa and her husband Rick have been deeply involved in the foster care community for over seven year. In addition to leading a large family and helping children in need, Lisa is the Chairwoman and Founder of Rachael’s Closet – a key program of the Ventura County Foster Parent Association. Rachael’s Closet helps over 1,200 children a families every year. Lisa is also a investigator and elevator for Ventura County Child’s Advocate Attorney Mandee Sanderson helping to independently evaluate the needs and success of children who are in care in Ventura County. Lastly, Lisa is a strong advocate, mentor, and supporter of numerous foster parents, relative care providers, and resource families in Ventura County helping them without issue, delay or question whenever needed.