Shalisa was born in Peoria, IL and grew up in Springfield, IL. She currently lives in Centralia with her husband and three children. She received her Bachelors of Art at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.  Working at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan as an OB nurse from 2002 until her graduation sparked her to continue her education. She graduated from Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing in 2008 as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. Shalisa joined Heartland Women’s Healthcare in 2011.