Written by Hanna De Hoyos.
Lisa Elmore is the incoming president for the Women Communicators of Austin (WCA). She has been a member of WCA since 2003, and has served on the Board of Directors as President-Elect, Vice President of Recruitment, and Co-Vice President of Special Programs. She is a graduate of Leadership Austin’s Emerge program.
As incoming president, Lisa hopes to increase the number of member volunteers and to expand the organization’s outreach. When asked about how she became involved in WCA, Lisa said, “I was volunteering at fundraiser for a political candidate and another volunteer suggested I joined the WCA. The following year, my good friend Rachel Jordan Shuss told me she was going to be WCA president and she hoped I would serve on her board. I agreed to co-chair Banner Brunch with Julie Tereshchuk, WCA’s recent Leadership Award Winner.”
Originally from Austin, Lisa grew up in Del Valle when the airport was Bergstrom Air Force Base. She attended St. Edwards University where she earned her bachelor of arts in psychology. Afterward, Lisa moved to Washington D.C. to attend graduate school at John Hopkins University. She earned a master of arts in communication.
“Once I received my bachelor’s degree, I realized I didn’t want to be a social worker. My favorite classes where social psychology, which I felt complimented communications, so I chose to purse a master’s degree in the field,” says Lisa.
Currently, she is a health services consultant for TMF Health Quality Institute where she manages projects. Before TMF, she was a program manager for the Computers for Learning program at the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and a volunteer manager and recruiter for Girl Scouts of Central Texas. When she is not working or serving WCA, Lisa is a runner with Austin Runners Club.
Lisa feels honored to serve a wonderful organization that empowers women. Her favorite quote and words she lives by is “Well behaved women seldom make history,” by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich.