Lisa is SAA’s newest addition. As our Associate Manager of Advocacy and Member Engagement, she splits her time and considerable skills between Advocacy, Research and Special Projects, Support Groups, and general Donor Relations.
Favorite place on Earth:
Anywhere there are a lot of TREES (preferably near lakes and/or the ocean) for hiking and walking.
Describe SAA in one word: Dedicated!
Favorite thing about your job: The sense of community and the opportunity to be of service.
What do you do for fun: A lot of reading, movies, and spending time with my family and rescue dogs and cat.
Something most people don't know about you: I worked for a publishers’ association for 16 years, but initially wasn’t very interested in reading books for fun. Two years later, the staff went on a retreat in Northern CA where there was no TV or wi-fi and zero cell reception. I read a huge novel in three days and have been hooked ever since. Now I give myself reading challenges every new year. My record so far is 25 books read in 2012 and I’m still trying to beat it.