Last November, she was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
Here's more about her via a GoFundMe that friends set up on her behalf:
A brilliant writer, filmmaker, fiercely loving friend, and devoted cat mama, Lisa has inspired, and vicariously thrilled, those of us lucky enough to have known her over the years. Whether you met her at a film festival, freelance job, squeezed into a corner at our little Tile Bar in the East Village, over a Bloody Mary at Harry's after a move to Paris ... Lisa has endeared all of us with her determination, wit and joie de vivre.
Photo of Lisa on May 7, her 59th birthday, via Instagram