Lisa M. Tate has enjoyed a career of more than 25 years in public affairs, healthcare advocacy, and non-profit management. In 2007, she joined WomenHeart: The National Coalition of Women with Heart Disease as chief executive officer. "I was inspired by WomenHeart's unique mission, committed volunteers and devoted advisors from all corners of the health care community. No one else does what we do for women, and the need is huge," says Lisa.
Prior to WomenHeart, Lisa spent 14 years with the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI) as vice president, public affairs. Under her leadership, NACHRI's public affairs programming received distinctions including a Telcon Award for the Most Outstanding Broadcast for the Public Good for a national town meeting on expanding children's health insurance coverage, and received an award of excellence from the American Society of Association Executives for advocacy campaigns. Earlier in her career, Lisa managed public affairs programs for the American Academy of Pediatrics and co-founded and chaired the Coalition for America's Children with 400 organizational members nationwide. She currently serves on the board of the Public Affairs Council, the national organization of corporate public affairs executives.
She received a degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and most recently her Certified Assocation Executive certification. Lisa resides on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. with her husband, Ragnar, and two children, Evan, 18, and Mia, 15.