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Lisa S. Scott


I am ecstatic about this accomplishment and I know that it’s the stepping stone for the next level. Dreams are made to come true.

Personal Statement

Lisa is a community leader and social justice activist.

Lisa received her Master’s in Labor Employment Relations from Rutgers University. She is the recipient of the Paul Robeson Africana Distinguished Honors Prize. She was chosen to represent Rutgers University as a Revolutionary Rutgers Mom. She is the former Rutgers University Registrar for Summer and Winter in New Brunswick. She received an Honorary Doctorate from CICA International University and Seminary. She has many achievements including; Certificate for Veterans Service, Ella Clark School of Champions Certificate of Appreciation, Rutgers Supervisor Development Certificate, Certificate of Completion of the 41st Northeast Regional Summer Institute, Rutgers Accounting Certificate, NJIT Certificate in Cisco Network, State of New Jersey Executive Department Proclamation, a member of the NAACP, Middlesex County Democratic Organization Board Member, a member of The Order of The Eastern Star, member of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executive (NOBLE) member of African American Chamber of Commerce New Jersey (AACCNJ) founder of “Project Pillow” for Hurricane Survivors, Founder of The R.I.S.E. Foundation, member of Big Brothers Big Sisters

Lisa served over 10 years of being a Steward and an Executive Board Member of the URA AFT and more than 35 years of work experience and serving her community.
Family and helping others are at the core of Lisa’s existence and she will continue to use her platform to encourage others to be their best.

Who we are


The R.I.S.E. Foundation (Reaching Individuals Sustaining Empowerment) is a New Jersey nonprofit organization created to empower, support and to provide scholarships for students and grants for small business.

Our mission is to establish a platform to improve social inclusion and economic growth and development in our communities.

Meet OUR Team

Hudson Etienne CFO


I am ecstatic about this accomplishment and I know that it’s the stepping stone for the next level. Dreams are made to come true.

Personal Statement


A Federally Licensed IRS Enrolled Agent (EA), NJ licensed Life Insurance Producer, and NJ Real Estate Broker Associate; Serial Entrepreneur and Seasoned Professional with a track record of success in for profit and nonprofit financial management, tax resolution and representation, bookkeeping, auditing, taxation issues and human resource management. Founder, CEO, CFO, and Director of Business Development of TAX DRx Financial Corp, TAX DRx Franchise Group, LLC and Counseled clients in various service industries, retail, real estate, nonprofits on implementing financial management and controls. Successfully advocated and settled for over 1,000 taxpayers and fought off business shutdown through revitalizing accounting systems and ensuring.

Founder, CFO and CEO / TAX DRx Financial Corp., Cranford, NJ

Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping and Tax Resolution Services

Franchisor & Director of Business Development / TAX DRx Franchise Group, LLC, Cranford, NJ

November 1993 – August 2000

Co-Founder, Treasurer / OMNI Management Corp., Orange, NJ

BS – Industrial Engineering / New Jersey Institute of Technology, University Heights, Newark, NJ

Graduated Cum Laude, 3.482 GPA, Albert Dorman Honors College Scholar; Alpha Pi Mu (American Honor Society for Industrial and Systems Engineering Students, Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society), Who’s Who Among American Students in University and Colleges 1995-1996 and selected as EOP graduating class senior speaker at awards celebration.

American Society of Tax Problem Solvers (ASTPS), the National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA), the National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP), the National Society of Tax Professionals (NSTP), the National Society of Accountants, the National Association of Black Accountants, the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA),

Member and Past President of the Roselle-Roselle Park Rotary Club 2001 – 2009; Drummer / Musician – New Jerusalem Baptist Church 1980 – 2012; Member, Tax Advisor and Treasurer of National Association of Real Estate Brokers, NJ Chapter; Avid golfer and former member Weequahic Golf Club., Member Senior Christian Golf Association.