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Lisbeth Riis Cooper

Design Director, Vice-Chair & Co-Founder

Lisbeth is the Visionary and Co-founder of CooperRiis with her husband, Don. Growing up in Denmark, where the emphasis on design and functionality go hand in hand, she has taken that to a new level in mental health.

As Design Director, Lisbeth’s day-to-day focus is not limited to designing and implementing attractive and functional living and work environments for residents and staff. Her role extends to Photography, Web Design, and Social Media. She also shares her expertise by consulting with other mental health programs on interior design.

Before her foray into mental health design, Lisbeth’s career spanned management and teaching positions in the fashion and textile industry in the bustling city of New York. Her experience includes roles as an internship counselor, an adjunct instructor at the Fashion Institute of Technology, and an adjunct instructor at Parsons School of Design. 

She is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology, NY.

Governor Roy Cooper appointed Lisbeth in May 2019 to serve on the North Carolina Commission for Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services. She has been reappointed to serve until 2026.

She formerly served two terms on the Board of Directors of the Asheville Art Museum and was president of the Board of Caring for Children in Asheville, NC. 

She has three adult children and five amazing grandchildren.

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Lisbeth speaks about what motivated her and her husband to start CooperRiis in 2003.