Lisa Evans joined Community Action of Allegan County, as Executive Director in October 2013 with over 22 years’ experience in non-profit and public service administration. Lisa’s has specific expertise in the areas of strategic planning, political and nonprofit fund development, community relations, and event management. Prior to joining Community Action, Lisa was the Executive Director of the Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan from 2007 to 2012. Previous to her time with the Ronald McDonald House, Lisa was Owner and Managing Partner of Fletcher Evans & Associates, LLC specializing in political and nonprofit fund raising. Before starting this business, Lisa worked as Finance Director for the Michigan House Republican Campaign Committee. Lisa served as State Coordinator for the National Council of State Governments, Chairperson of the Michigan Youth & Government Public Relations Committee, and was a member of the Michigan American Red Cross Government Relations and State Communication Committees. Prior to working in the political arena, Lisa was the Executive Director of the Gratiot County American Red Cross in Alma, Michigan. Lisa has a broad understanding and appreciation for the challenges facing low-income children and families. Inspired by her work with members of our state’s Health Policy Committee(s), the Michigan Medical Coalition, her experience at the Ronald McDonald House and the American Red Cross she continues her passion for public service. As Executive Director of Community Action of Allegan, Lisa applies her experience in support and advocacy for individuals, families and children in poverty. Lisa serves on the Executive Committee of the Allegan County Multi-Area Collaborative Council, the Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan Advocacy Committee, and is a member of Legislative Committee of the Michigan Community Action Association. She enjoys golf, fishing, painting and travel.