Vice President & Director of Shelter Operations @ Humane Society for Southwest Washington

Since 2007, Lisa has served as the Vice President & Director of Shelter Operations at the Humane Society for Southwest Washington, an open-admission shelter in Clark County that cares for over 8,000 animals each year. Lisa began her non-profit career at a grass-roots AIDS service organization in New York City, where she developed a strong affinity for volunteerism and advocacy.  

A move to the Bay Area in 1998 led to a job with the Peninsula Humane Society, where she was able to combine her love for direct service with her love for animals, and she has been working in the animal welfare field ever since. Prior to coming to HSSW, Lisa worked at the Cleveland Animal Protective League as Director of Operations. 

Lisa is a founding member of the Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland (ASAP), which collectively achieved a 94% live release rate in 2016. A self-proclaimed “animal welfare geek”, Lisa is passionate about data collection and collaborative efforts to save lives. She achieved her Certification in Animal Welfare Administration (CAWA) in 2015.