Lisa Patterson Raterman

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Lisa Patterson Raterman RN, BSN, is involved in the University of California San Diego’s Center for Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute, and she is furthering her credentials through the Mentorship Program at UCSD. She is a member of the Illinois MBSR/MBCT Consortium. She is a trained and certified Meditation Specialist and is the founder and CEO of Working Mindfulness LLC.

Lisa worked as a trauma, ER, ICU and Flight Nurse in several tertiary care centers. She transitioned to the corporate world as a leading Sales Consultant for Fortune 20 companies, selling to Orthopedic Surgeons and Neurosurgeons. She consistently achieved target sales numbers and maintained President’s Club status year over year. 

Lisa became a Registered Rep and Financial Advisor at the Omega Group for Oppenheimer Inc., and a Managing Director for a boutique financial firm in Chicago.   Lisa and her husband, Tom, also owned a BD/RIA providing Alternative Investments. 

Lisa has trained physicians, nurses, and physical therapists in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS.)

Lisa is a trained Strengths Finder Facilitator. She has educated numerous groups, helping people grow and explore personally and professionally by focusing on and building upon their natural talents.

Her broad experience in myriad industries has uniquely positioned her to fully advise the 21st century professional, student, and individual from all walks of life. She believes deeply in the positive and transformative power of meditation and mindfulness.

Lisa earned her Registered Nursing and Bachelor of Science degrees at the University of Iowa, specializing in pediatric and family care.

Lisa has volunteered extensively. She founded the Clement Moms Group at her parish, Saint Clement. She and her husband, Tom, brought Children’s Liturgy of the Word to their church. She created and facilitated an ecumenical prayer group at Sacred Heart Schools. She co-directs Interfaith Chicago, working to build bridges and foster dialogue between faith groups. She serves on the Board of Regents of St. Ignatius College Prep in Chicago, IL and on the Parent’s Board at Creighton University.