Lisa is the Director of Programs at DBL Partners. Previously Lisa was Director of Programs at DBL Investors, which she joined in 2011. Lisa is leading the strategy and implementation of double bottom line practices working with DBL’s portfolio companies across public policy and regulatory initiatives, environmental stewardship, workforce development, and community engagement. She is currently a Board Member of Impact Capital Managers, the impact investing industry analog to a trade organization, which is made up of general partners from the leading market-rate impact funds, collectively representing over $13 billion in impact-focused capital.
Lisa was previously the Director of More for Mission at the Harvard Kennedy School, a research and advocacy initiative promoting mission investing, in which she built a network of over 90 foundations representing over $38 billion in total assets. In May of 2012, More for Mission merged with PRI Makers to form Mission Investors Exchange. Prior to her role at More for Mission, Lisa completed her doctorate in economic geography at Oxford University on Public Pension Fund Investment in Urban Revitalization, a project supported by the Ford and Rockefeller Foundations. She was previously a Vice President at Economic Innovation International. In addition, Lisa has ten years of banking experience, three of which were with Wells Fargo Bank in Government Relations where she worked with the community development department and promoted the Bank’s minority lending initiatives. She worked at Citibank for seven years in the Latin American Marketing Division.
Lisa received her B.A. from Bucknell University, her M.A. in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Ph.D. in economic geography from Oxford University.