Lisa Heddens is serving her 8th term in the Iowa House. She is a Ranking Member of the Health and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee. She also serves on the Appropriations, Human Resources, and Transportation committees.
In 1989, Lisa earned a teaching certificate in elementary education at Iowa State University. She has spent most of her professional life working with family service agencies. She is the executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Central Iowa (NAMICI).
She is also a past Board Member for Friendship Ark Homes, Inc. in Ames.
Lisa has resided in Ames for over 30 years. She has two adult children who both reside in Ames.