Lisa Ramirez, Director of Strategic Initiatives

lisa_ramirez_no_backgroundLisa Ramirez holds a BA in journalism, with a minor in Spanish, from Northern Illinois University and has more than 15 years of experience working with Latino-serving national and community-based non-profits, including the National Council of La Raza.

As a returned Peace Corps volunteer, having served in Paraguay and the Dominican Republic, she also has experience working directly with marginalized communities in Latin America. Lisa has significant experience in nonprofit organizational development, strategic communications, civic engagement, health and health disparities programming, coalition-building, and community engagement. Since moving to Southwest Central Florida in 2007, Lisa has served on the boards of Project Light Literacy Center, Healthy Teens Coalition, and Manatee Educational TV.

She currently serves on the Latino advisory committees of the School District of Manatee County and the Ringling Museum, and is a member of the Cultural Competency Committee of the school district.

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