Ilise has been a board member of Project Angel Food since 2017. She believes wholeheartedly in the mission and the vision of this vital organization. She has served on the marketing committee, the Angel Awards committee, and as a community liaison. Ilise is the Head of School at Hollywood Schoolhouse, a nonprofit independent school serving children ages early childhood through sixth grade. She became Head of School in July 2016, but began her Hollywood Schoolhouse journey 23 years prior to that day. During her time at HSH, Ilise has spent time as a teacher in the classroom, head of admissions, early childhood director, and the assistant head of school, providing Ilise with a keen insight into every facet of successfully running the day-to-day operations of the Hollywood Schoolhouse.
Ilise received her BA in English from CSUN, with a minor degree in elementary education. She holds a Master certificate in Early Childhood Education from UCLA along with Supervision and Administration. She is an active member of the CAlS California Association of Independent Schools as a presenter, former board member of professional development and accreditation teams for other CAIS schools.