Meet Lisa Mahylis, a weekly
volunteer in the
Campbell County Memorial Hospital
Gift Shoppe in Gillette, Wyoming.
Lisa retired from
Campbell County School District three years ago, and now has time to do all the things she never had time
to do when she was working full-time. Lisa’s career background is
in special education and occupational therapy. Both her parents worked
in healthcare, dad as an optometrist and mom as a medical records auditor
for the state of Minnesota. Volunteering was always a strong focus in
Lisa’s family, and she believes in giving back.
Lisa says that volunteering keeps her finger on the pulse of what’s
going on in the community, and she gets to be a part of those little decisions
that happen at critical times—like helping a new dad pick out a
baby gift or helping a family member purchase a gift for someone in ICU.
She enjoys the contact she has with people, knowing that she can make
a difference in someone’s day, whether it is a light-hearted visit
with an employee just being there if someone is experiencing a tragic
Lisa is expanding her volunteering to
The Legacy Living and Rehabilitation Center in January in either the Activities department or helping with resident
Lisa’s husband Jay also volunteers for CCH, serving on the
Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC), a group that provides a community perspective on a number of patient
issues and questions. Her son Jared is an orthopedic surgeon and son Ryan
is an officer in the
Gillette Police Department. Lisa and Jay have one granddaughter and two grandsons.
Lisa likes to keep busy, and her hobbies include yoga, scuba diving, winter
sports, traveling and quilting. She is an active gardener with an annual
plot at the
Community Garden, and her friends are the beneficiaries of fresh and canned produce from
Lisa’s garden each year.
Lisa embodies the spirit of volunteerism—giving her time for the
opportunity to help others. Thank you Lisa, for your smiling face and
helpful attitude each week at the Gift Shoppe.
If you're interested in learning more about
volunteering with CCH, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Chris Buxton at 307.688.1536 or visit