Lisa Guillette, Executive Director Of Foster Forward – The Transformational Power of Authentic Youth Engagement

Lisa Guillette's Session Is Available Until Tuesday, February 12 @ 05 PM EST


Lisa Guillette is a recognized leader in child welfare practice and non-profit administration. She currently serves as the Executive Director of Foster Forward, a statewide community based organization that empowers lives impacted by foster care. During her tenure, Foster Forward has earned multi-million dollar competitive contracts and grant awards from the State of Rhode Island, the federal government and private funders.  

In 2018 Foster Forward’s Works Wonders program received national recognition as the Child Welfare League of America’s National Blueprint Award and the Harvard Kennedy School Ash Center for Democratic Governance Innovations in American Government Award recipient.

Ms. Guillette has twenty-five years of professional experience in education and child welfare and has served in her current role for over fifteen years.  She has been appointed to serve on several legislative commissions and community boards and in 2005 was honored with a United States Congressional Angels in Adoption Award. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Work and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Providence College.  

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