Lisa Johnson-Billy is the daughter of Frank and the late Beverly Johnson and the granddaughter of the late Holmes Colbert and Evelyn Ward-Johnson. She is also the sister of Frank Johnson, Jr. In 2004, Lisa Johnson-Billy was elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in District 42. She is the first Native American and woman elected from this district. Rep. Billy is the chairman of the newly created International, Federal and Tribal Relations Committee and she sits on the General Govt/Transportation, Human Services and the Children & Families committees. In 2006, Lisa initiated the first Oklahoma Native American Caucus and currently serves as the co-chair. She is also vice-chair of the majority caucus and a deputy whip.
Prior to her election to the Oklahoma Legislature, Lisa served six years as a legislator for the Chickasaw Nation. She is also a former educator in the Department of Continuing education at the University of Oklahoma.
Lisa earned a Bachelor of Arts and Business from Northeastern State University and a Master of Education from the University of Oklahoma. While a student at NSU, she was inducted into the NSU Hall of Fame, served on Student Senate and served as the President of the Native American Student Association. Lisa also founded Peacemakers Inc, a small business designed to bring out leadership skills in youth.
Lisa has received the Institute of Child Advocacy volunteer of the year award and recently was honored with the ‘Oklahoma Spirit’ award along with Girl Scouts of the USA ‘woman of distinction’ award.
Lisa is married to Phillip Billy. They have three children Masheli, Nahinli, and Anoli. They enjoy sports, hunting, Tribal dancing, and serving at Light House Worship Center.