Program Officer, Education
Lisa Villarreal, program officer for education, has over 30 years of experience in public education serving as teacher, counselor, and administrator at the local level and director of grants and professional development programs at the county, state, and university levels. Lisa is also a national consultant on education reform and community school partnerships. Before joining The San Francisco Foundation in 2005, Lisa was executive director at the CRESS Center (Cooperative Research and Extension Services for Students), The Center for Community School Partnerships and The Healthy Start Field Office, all at the University of California, Davis. She currently serves on the executive board of directors for Grantmakers for Education, is an advisory board member at the Foundation Center and the San Francisco Exploratorium, and chairs the National Coalition for Community Schools steering committee. A first-generation Mexican American, Lisa holds a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a Master’s in Education.