Director of Programs
Lisa Medellin joined Healthcare Georgia Foundation in 2005. As she moves from Senior Program Officer to Director of Programs, she remains the primary liaison between the Foundation’s philanthropic partners, and the nonprofit sector both in Georgia and nationally. Lisa provides thought leadership to the Foundation on identifying new strategic funding partnerships, programs/initiatives and directs the allocation of the Foundation’s annual distribution of $3.8 million in grants. She also serves as team lead for the program staff at the Foundation, and coordinates the development and implementation of grantmaking activities. Her grant portfolio expertise includes; Health Equity, Childhood Obesity, Health Policy, Behavioral Health, and School-Based Health. Lisa is leading the Foundation’s newest funding program The Two Georgias Initiative-a five year comprehensive funding program to support achieving greater health equity among rural populations in Georgia. Previously she served in senior management positions with Emory University-Rollins School of Public Health, the American Cancer Society, and Planned Parenthood of the Southeast.
She is currently on the board of Wellstar-Atlanta Medical Center and the Georgia School Based Health Alliance. Lisa has a long history of volunteering for various organizations including the Southeastern Council of Foundations, the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, DeKalb County CASA, United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta -Women’s Legacy Council and the Junior League of Atlanta.