Director of Development

Lisa brings a wealth of experience and expertise to CorpsAfrica’s Development team with a career spanning over 15+ years of experience conducting strategic development efforts for organizations in North America, Africa and Asia. At her core, she’s a storyteller, contributing to success in developing integrated fundraising strategies that help donors connect more deeply to the work leading to increased giving over time. Lisa started her journey in the development field in 2002 with the Museum for African Art and later with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society before directing the development program with the Freedom Theatre located in the Jenin Refugee Camp in the West Bank. Since then, she has held pivotal roles at esteemed organizations such as College & Community Fellowship in New York City, DreamYard in the Bronx, and Cambodian Living Arts in Phnom Penh. Her extensive portfolio encompasses strategic planning, communications, and development. Additionally, Lisa served with Peace Corps in Malawi for over two periods. First, she served as a Community Health Volunteer involved in implementing life skills programs, and later, as a HIV/AIDS Technical Advisor with Peace Corps Response. She holds a Bachelor of Arts, International Studies, College of Staten Island, CUNY, and a Master of Arts, Sustainable Development, SIT Graduate Institute.