Lisa is a consultant with over 20 years' experience in local and international community engagement, social innovation, planning and social justice work. With experience from Canada to Nepal to Nigeria, she brings a wealth of insight about how to dive into the heart of complex social and sustainability issues to embed systemic change, transform belief systems and construct alliances across diversity. Her innovative methods for building collaborative decision-making processes have successfully transformed grassroots social activism into impactful policy change and shifts in collective consciousness in a variety of settings, including as the director of Living in Community, a multi-stakeholder initiative working to create health and safety around the impacts of sex work.
Lisa also has extensive experience in developing and delivering transformative curriculum for a variety of organizations, including the City of Vancouver, the Women’s Leadership Institute in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, and One Sky: Canadian Institute of Sustainable Living. She holds a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Victoria, and a master's in Gender and Development from the University of Sussex.