J. Lisa Impson

J. Lisa Impson

Seat: #3

P.O. Box 653
Ada, OK 74821

Chickasaw Lineal Ancestors:

  • Parents: Quanah and Sherry Nail
  • Sister: Julia Nail Walden
  • Maternal Grandparents: Joe and Ruth (Stick) Frazier
  • Paternal Grandparents: Benjamin and Fem (Hurt) Nail

Original Enrollees:

  • Maternal great-grandparents Linton and Melvina (Illetewahke) Stick; Fletcher and Lela (Greenwood) Frazier
  • Paternal great-grandparents Harrison and Julia (Fillmore) Nail

Tribal Involvement:

From 2002-2017, served the Chickasaw Nation in an attorney capacity, with the most recent position being, Senior Counsel for Governmental Affairs. Served on the Board of Directors for the Chickasaw Historical Society from 2008-2017.


  • Master of Public Administration, University of Oklahoma (2010)
  • Juris Doctor, University of Tulsa College of Law (2001)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, East Central University (1998)


My goal as your Pontotoc District legislator is to represent you with respect and integrity; to be accessible and attentive and responsive to your needs; and to support the judicious exercise of our tribal sovereignty through responsible legislation to improve and strengthen the Chickasaw Nation for the betterment of our citizens.

Accomplishments and Civic/Community Activities:

  • Leadership Oklahoma Class XXXIV
  • Chickasaw Leadership Institute Graduate (Silver Level)
  • Leadership Ada Graduate
  • Chickasaw Historical Society, Board of Directors; past Chair
  • Oklahoma Indian Bar Association, past Vice-President
  • Chickasaw Bar Association, past Chair
  • Oklahoma Bar Association, Indian Law Section, past Chair
  • Federal Bar Association, Indian Law Section, past Membership Committee member Pontotoc County Bar Association
  • Chickasaw Nation Head Start Parent Committee
  • City of Ada Beautification and Infrastructure Task Force Member
  • Ada First Indian Baptist Church, current Treasurer

Family and Activities:

My husband, John, and I have been married for 21 years. We have two, children, Danya and Jacoby. We enjoy participating in and attending: tribal language and other cultural activities; sporting events of all kinds; and activities within our church, Ada First Indian Baptist.