Who We Are

At the heart of our foundation is a group of exceptional individuals dedicated to championing our mission and furthering our impact across the nation.


The Lisa Foundation

Meet the Leaders in Brain Aneurysm Prevention

Our Board of Directors is in development and represents a broad range of professional, community, and industry leaders who are pioneers within their respective fields They have been instrumental in establishing our culture of passion, relentlessness, innovation, accountability and results. Each member embraces our vision of creating a world-class organization that will lead the worldwide fight against Brain Aneurysms, lends particular expertise and experience to governing The Lisa Colagrossi Foundation, and agrees not only to provide time and financial assistance, but also to advocate for our mission and broaden our sphere of influence and support. Together, they represent the best of the best and are dedicated to helping The Lisa Foundation achieve its mission and we won't stop until we are successful.

Board of Directors

Todd Crawford

Founder and Executive Director

Valerie Bischak

Executive Vice President, Viacom Media Networks

Debra Bogle

Executive Director United Way, Decatur & Mid-Illinois

Judith Haber

PhD, APRN, BC, FAAN NYU Rory Meyer School of Nursing

Joan Kaplan

Former MS Society Board

Debra Lee Nashed

Owner & Founder of Debonair Concierge Travel Services

Howard Riina

Professor, Vice Chair of Neurosurgery NYU Langone Director, The Lisa Colagrossi Foundation Medical Advisory Board

Todd Shelton

President & Chief Executive Officer Phillips Pet Food & Supplies

National Advisory Council

David Yale

President & COO Just Born Inc.

Catherine Blaney, Esq.

Founder and Executive Vice President Institutional Advancement – The National September 11 Memorial and Museum

Kristin Gearty

Senior Vice President Inventiv Health

Tommie Harris

Former Defensive Tackle NFL (Chicago Bears)

Our Foundation

The Lisa Foundation, a 501 (c)(3), is the leading private funder of Brain Aneurysm initiatives that directly or indirectly support awareness, education, research, and survivor support in the U.S.

Our Mission

To foster a national dialogue and understanding around Brain Aneurysms and drive better patient outcomes through pioneering education, research, and support.

Contact Us

The Lisa Foundation

Administrative Office & Mailing Address

P.O. Box 13

Frankenmuth, MI 48734


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