Board of Directors

 Lisa Gardner

Board Treasurer

Based in San Francisco, CA

Ms Gardner is Global Relationships Manager at CenturyLink, where she manages a team responsible for $20M of annual revenue. Raised in Massachusetts and now a long-time Bay Area resident, she has had a 25-year career in high-tech sales and account management.  

She attended the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA and served as the President of the Holy Cross Club of Northern California for two years, helping to build a local community for area alumnae, prospective students, and their families, and raise funds to provide scholarships for students in need.

Lisa also served on the Advisory Board of Child Shelter International.



 Grant Williams

Based in Ahsland, OR

Mr. Williams  founded the non-profit organization, The Edge, in 2008 to assist young people in building bridges of mutual understanding..

He served in the U.S. Air Force then pursued a career as a professional choreographer, dancer and teacher in Los Angeles.

He was initiated into the Mankind Project in 1999 and is a certified I-Group Leader. He became active in Boys to Men in 2002 and took the program to South Africa in 2007. He has supported community service projects in Africa including the construction of a clinic in southern Sudan and a school in northern Uganda. He is also supporting the expansion of an orphanage in Haiti. 



Susan Burgess-Lent 

Founder and Executive Director


Based in Oakland, CA