With more than 20 years leadership experience, Lisa-Michelle Kucharz is an award-winning professional, advocate, educator, mentor, and speaker. She was the target of cyberstalking and harassment, but chose to fight back and won a groundbreaking international case. Lisa-Michelle is passionate about social responsibility, innovation, philanthropy, advocacy, cyberbullying and online abuse prevention, happiness, and hiking.
Lisa-Michelle’s story of tracking down her cyberstalker and overcoming severe harassment and online abuse has been featured on NBC New York, CBS New York, Newsday, News12 Long Island, WCBS 880 AM, the Long Island Herald, MyFox8, CNN Wire, Patch, Longisland.com, MSN News, and other news media outlets.
In May 2021, legislation to create a task force to explore cyberbullying and measures to address it was passed in the New York State Senate and Assembly, and is awaiting the governor’s signature. Lisa-Michelle and her advocacy efforts have been credited with inspiring the bill.
“[Lisa’s] pain really made us take notice and say, ‘why is this allowed to happen?’” [NYS Senator Todd] Kaminsky stated he was grateful to Lisa for sharing her experience and drawing his focus to the problem of cyberbullying …” — Valley Stream resident works to combat cyberbullying, Long Island Herald
Lisa-Michelle Kucharz has contributed to a variety of publications and websites about cyberbullying and online abuse prevention, cyber-safety, online reputation management, effectiveness, wellness, happiness, and positive psychology.