ABOUT

Lisa-Michelle Kucharz

Lisa-Michelle is a recognized expert in marketing, communications, public relations, effectiveness, training and development, and positive psychology. She is an adjunct professor and has served as the volunteer marketing director for the Long Island Coalition Against Bullying.

She earned her MBA at the University of Derby, Bachelor's degree at Binghamton University (SUNY), and certification in Human Resource Management at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Lisa-Michelle completed her certificates in positive psychology and positive psychology coaching through the highly acclaimed Wholebeing Institute. She received her coaching certification through the Coach Training Alliance, an ICF-accredited training program based on rigorous experiential learning.

When she's not passionately working to accomplish her goals and help others achieve success, she enjoys hiking, traveling, cooking, baking, reading, and spending time with friends and family. She is a two-time 52 Hike Challenge Finisher and completed Hiker Babes' Journey to 100 this spring.

Victim-Turned-Advocate

Lisa-Michelle Kucharz was the victim of harassment and cyberbullying for a long period of time, but she chose to fight back and won a groundbreaking international case. She continues to share her experience and lessons learned while navigating law enforcement and the judicial system.  Greatly impacted by the increase in youth suicide from cyberbullying and bullying, she’s dedicated to prevention advocacy and has teamed up with legislators and advocates to review current laws and provide suggestions to help diminish cyberbullying for youth and adults.

Lisa-Michelle would like better resources provided to law enforcement and community organizations to handle the epidemic of online hate. She encourages inspirational programs in schools to help foster empathy, kindness, and respect, as well as programs and resources for youth engaging in cyberbullying.

"I was 44 when this all started, and it broke me," Kucharz said. "To be a teen today and deal with the level of cyberbullying that's taking place is frightening. We really need to take a step back and make the cyber-world safer for the next generation."

"Long Island woman harassed by stranger online wins in court," by Rachel Uda, Newsday, November 10, 2017.