Lisa Medellin, MSW
Vice President of Community Engagement
Lisa Medellin serves as Vice President of Community Engagement for Healthcare Georgia Foundation, and is a member of the executive leadership team at the Foundation. She oversees the Foundations’ efforts to understand communities’ perspectives and uses those perspectives to design, develop, and implement a portfolio of initiatives. Her work is integral to the Foundation’s work to inspire and promote collective action that advances health equity for Georgians.
Since joining the Foundation in 2005, Lisa has been responsible for awarding over $57 million in grants in Georgia. Lisa has successfully implemented a multitude of Foundation health initiatives and programs during her tenure. She lead the Foundation’s largest funding investment since inception, The Two Georgias Initiative, a five-year comprehensive funding program to support achieving greater health equity among rural populations in Georgia.
Prior to joining the Foundation Lisa held senior management positions with Emory University-Rollins School of Public Health, the American Cancer Society-National Home Office, and Planned Parenthood of the Southeast. She has vast knowledge and expertise in program development, non-profit administration/management and developing strategic partnerships. She is currently serves on the board of Wellstar-Atlanta Medical Center, the Georgia School Based Health Center Alliance, and the steering committee for the Georgia Grantmakers Alliance. Lisa has a long history as a volunteer 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.
Lisa received her M.S.W. from the University of Illinois-Champaign/Urbana and completed her undergraduate degree from Illinois State University.