Welcome new member Lisa Farmer
Bill White introduced Natalie on Oct. 1.
Lisa is a graduate of Drury University. In 2008, Drury honored her with a Distinguished Alumni Award for Career Achievement.
She started her professional life in the nonprofit sector, working with United Way of the Ozarks, where she secured a HUD grant and developed New Start Housing, the first transitional housing program for homeless families in Springfield.
Later, as area director of the American Cancer Society, she developed what would become Missouri's first Relay for Life fundraiser.
Lisa also spent four years as executive director of The Victim Center and developed that organization's signature fundraising event.
In 2000, Lisa joined St. John's, now Mercy Health. Over the next 12 years, she moved up to executive director of marketing and communications, where she developed strategic marketing plans for Mercy's three Arkansas health systems.
In June 2014, Lisa's career came full circle when she returned to her first love, the nonprofit sector. She is now the executive director of Harmony House.