Director of Programs
Lisa grew up Mennonite on a chicken and pig farm in Lancaster County, where she learned the values of hard work, discipline, and Anabaptist faith. A life-long learner, Lisa brings her
background in economic and community development and passion for sustainable business to the Team.
Prior to ASSETS, Lisa worked for Penn State Berks and Penn State Health St. Joseph within the Berks LaunchBox partnership. In her joint position, she supported student and community social enterprise start-ups, managed a fruit and vegetable prescription program (Veggie Rx) and corresponding weekly farm stand, and facilitated a variety of additional LaunchBox programming and strategic planning. Before that, Lisa worked in the microfinance industry and served with MAP International, a health and development organization in Cochabamba, Bolivia. She holds a BA in Economic Development from Eastern University.
Lisa lives in Reading, PA, with her husband Miguel, and is active in the local community. She serves as Vice President of the Board of Transformative Solutions Network; Board Member of
the Social Enterprise Group; Secretary of the Berks County Planning Commission Board; and as an Advisory Council member of her church, Reading City Church. In her free time, she enjoys reading, playing soccer, traveling with her hubby, and playing bluegrass music with her family.