Family and Social Services
Tribal Social Worker
My name is Lisa Mariano and I am both honored and overjoyed to serve as the Tribal Social Worker for the Cahuilla Band of Indians. I have provided social services to children and families for over 25 years in both the San Francisco Bay Area as well as in Riverside County. I graduated from the Ohio State University with Bachelor degrees in Psychology and Theatre. While learning from children and families has been my primary focus, I have also benefitted from working with people who are incarcerated, with children with autism, as well as with elders receiving end of life care. Little known fact: I am a Massage Therapist with specialized training in providing Skilled Touch for the Seriously Ill. I love learning, especially about natural medicine and nutrition, and I love Family and Community, which is why this role for Cahuilla especially feels like home to me.