Lisa Moore, M.Ed.: Tennessee

Ms. Moore is a sought after facilitator, consultant and speaker in areas including leadership, community development, inclusion/diversity, organizational management and strategic thinking/planning with national organizations, work groups, colleges, faith communities and schools among others.  Her passion for advocacy led her to join the BRIDGES staff in August 1999 where she served as Vice President for 10 years.  In 2009 she founded Dancing Water: Renewal for Individuals and Groups, a consulting practice providing coaching, consultation, training and retreats.

Prior to joining BRIDGES, Lisa spent 11 years with Girls Incorporated as a Program Director in Memphis, Executive Director in Massachusetts, and as a national Regional Director based in Indianapolis, where she was responsible for affiliates spanning 17 states.  Lisa, a native Memphian, graduated from Memphis State University with a bachelor’s in education, received her masters in education from Concordia University, St. Paul, MN, and is a 2003 graduate of Leadership Memphis.  Her commitment to community development and skills in building collaborative efforts led her to establish and provide leadership in the Haverhill (MA) Youth Council, the middle school reform think tank Concept Council of Memphis City Schools, the Urban Aspiration team of the University of Memphis’ College of Education, Imagine Memphis, Memphis/Shelby County Youth Development Collaborative and Common Ground.

Lisa’s enthusiasm and ability to connect with people and motivate citizens to take action is evidenced most recently in her community based planning with the City of Memphis’ Park Services and development and facilitation of the Leadership Memphis Grassroots Leadership program.  Her writing on the topic of adolescent and community development has been published in the Child Welfare League of America national journal.  Lisa’s skills in organizational management, strategic thinking, program design, human development and community action bring greater effectiveness and efficiency to the organizations and initiatives she works with.  Her awards include, 2007 Professional Advocate of the Year from the West Region of Tennessee Conference for Social Welfare and in 2008 voted one of 12 People Who Made A Difference by the Commercial Appeal newspaper.