Lisa brings a diverse set of experiences to the leadership of the Pittsburgh Leadership Foundation. Over 20 years of experience in the marketplace in sales and marketing and senior management roles as well as ministry leadership experience marries a unique set of capabilities to serve in her current role. Having both strong strategic and integrating capabilities as well as design and connecting strengths allows her to serve the organization on a number of fronts. Lisa develops and implements all strategic initiatives and gives operational oversight for the organization. Additionally, Lisa provides executive leadership for business development and donor relationships and evaluates and develops new initiatives and partnerships that advance the mission and vision of PLF. Lisa also brings this diverse and invaluable expertise to her role as a Leadership Foundations Senior Associate serving the global network of Local Leadership Foundations.
Since joining PLF in 2005 Lisa served as Director of Leadership Initiative and Vice President before becoming the President and CEO in 2013. Lisa has designed and launched the Leaders Collaborative and delivered organizational development consulting, training and coaching services to organizations such as Bombardier TTS, NetHealth, CTR Systems, Akina, Prominent, ABC Anesthesia, Light of Life and WabTec as well as a number of local congregations. Previous business experience includes Marketing Director for PG Training and Consulting, Business Analyst and Information Systems manager for Kaufmanns Department Store, Account Manager and Executive for Byer California, Buyer and merchant for Charming Shoppes and the Denver Dry Goods.
Additionally Lisa has served as volunteer women’s ministry director and as a Board Elder at New Community Church in Wexford PA. She and her family are part of a EPC church plant, New City Church, in downtown Pittsburgh. Lisa has been married to Roger for 34 years and they have one son, Zachary.
Mount Holyoke College, Anthropology 1981
Bakke Graduate University MA in Social and Civic Entrepreneurship 2012