Lisa has worked in the marketing/communications and philanthropy fields for 30 years. She ran the communications department for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; worked at Porter/Novelli public relations overseeing health-related accounts; and served as an Expert Appointee at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health. With her understanding of all three sectors, she co-founded and ran a consulting firm for 10 years, focused on developing philanthropic alliances among private, public and nonprofit organizations. After selling that business, she co-founded a second start-up that provided online tools to help parents, educators, and community leaders engage children in community service and social entrepreneurism. She has published numerous articles and has spoken and trained nationally and internationally on the topics of branding, entrepreneurism, volunteerism and strategic collaborations. Currently, Lisa donates her branding and marketing expertise to Dog Tag Bakery, a nonprofit that helps veterans, spouses, and caregivers transition from military to civilian careers. There, she teaches courses as part of their business administration certificate program. Lisa graduated magna cum laude from Duke University with a degree in psychology.