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Lisa desha 2019 staff team

Lisa joined the CFO Staff in June 2019 as Controller, relocating from lifelong residency in the Jefferson City area, having most recently served as Chief Financial Officer for Special Olympics Missouri.

Having 28 years of nonprofit experience, Lisa’s primary responsibility is to oversee the general accounting and financial reporting functions of the Foundation including CFO’s financial stewardship and banking. She is responsible for constituent fund statement production and manages the Mission Related Investments.

She completed her undergraduate (Accounting) and graduate (MBA) degrees from Lincoln University. She and her husband, Neal, have three children, Taylor, Hayden and Alexa. Lisa enjoys traveling, cooking and organizing just about anything.

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