Lisa has more than 20 years of experience across the private and public sectors in national security, defense policy, and preparedness and resilience strategies. At Cadmus, she leads a portfolio of projects and programs focused on assessing and improving national preparedness, resiliency, and health security. She advises clients on strategy and policy development and implementation, strategic planning, and organizational change.
Lisa has supported agency leaders, formulated and implemented national security strategy and policies, analyzed global trends, operated in interagency environments, and worked with the intelligence community to frame insights for senior policy decision-makers. In previous private-sector positions, she led teams in delivering strategy development, policy analysis, and alternative futures analysis—helping clients position themselves to manage future risks and take advantage of opportunities in a dynamic environment. Prior to joining the private sector, she served in a series of positions across multiple federal government agencies. For the Office of the Secretary of Defense, she served as Country Director for Turkey, as Defense Strategist in the office that led the conduct of the 2001 Quadrennial Defense Review, and as Special Assistant to the second-most senior policy official at the Pentagon. In these roles, she advised senior government officials, including the Secretary of Defense, on strategy and policy issues for meetings with United States and foreign counterparts. Lisa began her career as a Presidential Management Fellow at the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL), where she formulated policy and planning recommendations for INL’s programs overseas.
Lisa earned a master’s degree in foreign service from Georgetown University and is a graduate of Haverford College. She has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense for exceptional service, receiving the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service.