Lisa Amoss is the founding President of Broad Community Connections. Lisa has over 40 years of experience in community development, where she works primarily as an independent management consultant for both non-profit and for-profit businesses, specializing in strategic planning and organizational development. From 1998 until 2001 she was Director of Consulting Services for the Center for Nonprofit Resources, where she managed consultants in providing board development, strategic planning, organizational assessment, fund development and consultation on human resources, financial management, accounting and legal services to the over 4200 nonprofit organizations in the greater New Orleans area. She has worked with a wide variety of boards, recently including a number of charter school boards. From 1987 until 1997 she was a partner in P.J.’s Coffee and Tea, Inc. where she was responsible for franchise development. In addition Ms. Amoss is a member of the adjunct faculties at Tulane University’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the University of New Orleans. Since 1978 she has taught organizational behavior, management and entrepreneurship courses in graduate, undergraduate and executive programs at Tulane, where she currently teaches in masters degree programs in public health, health systems management, and environmental health and safety. At UNO, she teaches the “Overview of the Nonprofit Sector” and “Collaboration” courses in the Master of Public Administration program in Nonprofit Leadership. Ms. Amoss has an MBA from Tulane’s Freeman School of Business and an A.B. in psychology from Vassar College. She is currently president of the board of directors of Broad Community Connections, the Broad Street Main Street organization. She has been a member of the boards of directors of the YWCA, the Southeast Louisiana Girl Scout Council, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, the Regional Loan Corporation, Education First, and the American Society for Training and Development, New Orleans chapter. She has been elected to Outstanding Young Women in America and was selected as an Achiever by the American Council for Career Women and a Role Model by the YWCA. Lisa lives in Faubourg St. John with her husband Bob, where they raised their two grown sons.