Lisa is an experienced consultant who has worked on projects for foundations, philanthropy-serving organizations and public/private partnerships to drive social change. Her content expertise includes leadership and pipeline development, racial equity, community philanthropy and increasing opportunities for historically resilient communities. 

Lisa is interested in using a tactical approach toward community building and helping clients design initiatives that work at the intersection of strategic planning, analysis, stakeholder engagement and the realities of on-the-ground implementation.

Lisa comes to this work with experience working with foundations and their community partners to deepen the perceptions around how diverse people lead, follow and give. She is a thought leader around the issue of philanthropy by people of color – who they are, what they give to and why. She is also known for her efforts to convene people in efficient learning communities, where she curates their conversations and skill-building around philanthropic strategies with a focus on equity.

Lisa earned a bachelor’s degree in English modified with Latin American and Caribbean Studies from Dartmouth College, a master’s degree of arts and a master’s degree of philosophy in American Studies from Yale University, and a Ph.D. in American Studies from Yale University. Lisa finds home in watching documentaries and reading about historical figures and enjoys nothing more than talking about the amazing community she grew up in south of Chicago, Illinois.  

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