Lisa is passionate about working in a mission-driven field, and she believes strongly in the model of intellectual philanthropy at PFS, which she thinks will stand the test of time. Her own volunteer work is another passion, for which she serves alongside her children to assist the poorest, most marginalized, most hurting people. Having worn many hats in her life, Lisa brings a depth and breadth of experience to her work. She has a strong background in grassroots development, having spent several years with the Peace Corps in Sierra Leone, West Africa. Later, she traveled throughout Russia and Asia and volunteered in India working with the very poor. She also has a background in science, having worked as a chemist with Bristol-Myers Squibb earlier in her career. And this past year, Lisa earned her MBA in finance from Bethel University. But of all the hats Lisa has worn, raising her four children, Zach, Hannah, Luke, and Becca, remains her all-time favorite—including cheering them on at sports and dance competitions. Outside work, she also finds time for teaching ballet part time, running slow marathons for charity, and helping care for the family’s seven animals, several with special needs.