Lisa believes not-for-profit is a tax status, not a business plan, and enjoys helping organizations chart a solid course for longevity and impact. She has been an executive director, development director and held several interim and contract positions doing strategic planning, fundraising and development, marketing and communications, team building, hiring and training, philanthropy, employee giving and volunteer programs, and operations. She has also facilitated two mergers and been part of a third.
Lisa's career started with an internship at Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, and subsequently she moved to WGBH in Boston where she honed her fundraising and leadership skills. After moving to Portland 25 years ago, she held positions with GlobalGiving, Entrepreneurs Foundation, Full Esteem Ahead, and American Diabetes Association as well as interim or contract roles with Schoolhouse Supplies, Saturday Academy, Grantmakers of Oregon and SW Washington, Tides Foundation/Pledge 1% and United Way of the Columbia Willamette, among others. Lisa enjoys listening and learning and embraces opportunities to support organizations during times of transitions to emerge with clarity, direction, and achievable goals.
In addition to her work in the nonprofit community, Lisa has been a lead volunteer and fundraiser at her children's schools and is a member of the philanthropic giving circle 99Girlfriends. She balances her work with travel, cooking, stand up paddle boarding, home remodeling projects and laughing with her husband and young adult children.