Workforce Wisdom is a podcast brought to you by The Workforce Connection Board. In every episode, Dr. Lisa M. Bly-Jones interviews leaders and professionals across the workforce, informing your path to career success.

In this episode of the Workforce Wisdom podcast, Dr. Bly-Jones is speaking with Lisa Medellin. Lisa serves as Director of Programs for Healthcare Georgia Foundation and is a member of the Executive Leadership Team at the Foundation. She oversees the Foundation’s strategic grant making programs, management of program staff, and programmatic partnerships for the foundation. She ensures all programs and initiatives deliver desired results for the Foundation, by focusing on implementing grant making strategies to enable, improve, and advance the health and well-being of all Georgians.

Lisa is a primary liaison between the Foundation’s philanthropic partners and the non-profit sector, both in Georgia and nationally. She provides thought-leadership to the Foundation on identifying new strategic funding opportunities, cultivating partnerships, and directs the allocation of the Foundation’s annual distribution of $3.8 million. 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 received her Master of Social Work from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, and completed her undergraduate degree from Illinois State University before leaving us and going to Georgia.

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