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Lisa Dixon
Program Associate & Board Liaison

Why Arkansas: Arkansas has a wealth of natural resources and some of the greatest, most driven human resources I’ve known–so, why not?

Three people at your dream dinner: Walt Disney, Nelson Mandela, Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller

I chose philanthropy because: Take action because time keeps moving ahead even when you are standing still.

One word to sum me up: Agile

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As the program associate and board liaison for the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation (WRF), Lisa is responsible for communication with the WRF Board of Directors and planning and execution of all Board and committee meetings. Lisa manages strategic initiatives and programs on behalf of the CEO and Senior Leadership Team. Lisa co-leads WRF’s Reflection, Analysis, and Planning Process and collaborates on grants management activities across multiple initiatives.

Before joining the Foundation in March of 2016, Lisa was the Africa program manager at Heifer International where she worked for 13 years supporting development work in sub-Saharan Africa. Her professional experience includes over 20 years of human resources, grants management, and office administration in the nonprofit sector.

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