Lisa is a values-driven non-profit leader committed to systems-level change towards sustainable, equitable and livable communities. With more than 20 years of non-profit leadership experience at 501c3 and 501c6 organizations, she has led strategic and implementation planning, advocacy, stakeholder and community engagement, board development, and the creation of new facilities and initiatives. During her 15 years as the Executive Director of the AIA Seattle, Lisa led the organization through growth in staff, budget, and programming. As an integrative thinker, Lisa enjoys synthesizing diverse perspectives to take on big challenges. She is relationship driven, motivated to connect with others through curiosity and respect, and understands the value and challenges of coalescing powerful voices around a shared vision for collective impact. She particularly enjoys leading from behind and mentoring leadership in others.
Lisa is currently providing executive coaching, strategic planning and Interim CEO leadership to non-profit organizations. She is also a Senior Fellow with Architecture 2030, a certified leader with Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project, and a Loeb Fellow at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. She received her BA from University of Virginia and an MA in non-profit management from University of Wisconsin.