As Vice President of the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, and director of its Washington, DC office, Lisa spearheads efforts to ensure vibrant Jewish life by supporting initiatives around the world that empower young Jews to embrace the joy of Judaism, build inclusive Jewish communities, support the State of Israel and repair the world.
Lisa was founding board chair of Repair the World , the Israel on Campus Coalition and the iCenter , and continues to serve on their national boards. She is also a board member of Grantmakers for Effective Organizations and serves on the international boards of the Israel Institute , BBYO and OLAM . Lisa previously served for nine years as Executive Director of Project Interchange Seminars in Israel, an institute of the American Jewish Committee (AJC). She has also held positions as AJC Washington Area Assistant Director, and as Legislative Assistant to U.S. Representative Bart Gordon.
Lisa is a frequent presenter in the fields of philanthropy, Jewish service, Israel education and advocacy, and professional development. She graduated magna cum laude from Yale University with a Bachelors of Arts in History and earned her Master of Arts degree with honors in Israeli and Middle Eastern Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Lisa and her husband, Mitch, have three children, Ariella, Tamar and Jonah. Lisa is a certified yoga teacher, and she enjoys vinyasa and ashtanga yoga, community service, trekking and international travel. Click here to contact Lisa.