You are on page 1of 2

LISA CASWELL JOHNSON

6035 Crabapple Road Ph: 859-552-6873


Versailles, KY 40383 lisa@mentors-meals.org

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NON-PROFIT

Experienced in program development, goal achievement, volunteer recruitment and training, and
development of long term collaborations within the community.

Ability to plan, organize, develop and deliver targeted presentations to community groups, professionals,
teachers, administrators, volunteers and students.
• Successful introduction of not-for-profit, community based, after-school initiative.
• Recipient of numerous awards- achieving district, regional, state and national recognition.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

MENTORS & MEALS, Versailles, KY 2010-present

Program Director and Founder


Developed and continue to manage volunteer-driven out of school time academic program designed to
enhance academic performance in middle school students by providing mentoring (tutoring) and a hot
meal to students utilizing peer mentors recruited from the local high school along with college interns and
adult volunteers. Responsibilities include: program design and execution, volunteer recruitment and
training, data management, budget planning, program evaluation, promotion and publicity, grant-writing,
fund-development and expansion of services.
• Regional Award- “Trailblazer Volunteer Station of the Year”, United Way of the Bluegrass,
May, 2011 and May, 2015
• State Recognition- “Bluegrass Alliance for Women, Legacy Award”- 2014
• National Nomination- “Impact on Intergenerational Education and Learning”, Council on National
Community Service (CNCS), November, 2011.
• State Award- “First Ladies Award for Volunteerism and Service in Kentucky”, Kentucky Council on
Community and Volunteer Service (KCCVS), June, 2011.

GLAXOSMITHKLINE PHARMACEUTICALS, Lexington, KY 1988-2010

Senior Executive Pharmaceutical Sales, Beecham Division


Built business relationships with health care professionals in Central and Eastern Kentucky. Maintained
expert knowledge of products in cardiovascular, metabolic, urologic, anti-infective, pediatric, and
respiratory disease state areas. Provided patient education materials. Facilitated training and skill-
building workshops at district, regional and national levels.
• Achieved Winners Circle Awards; Top 3% in Region (2000), Top 5% (2004,2007), Top 10%
(2001,2006)
• District Field Trainer, selected for prestigious Regional Development Program.
• Assisted in new hire recruiting and training.

Professional Pharmaceutical Representative, SmithKline&French Division


Managed promotion of pharmaceutical products in two over-lapping markets in Kentucky.
• Achieved Leader’s Edge Awards; Top 3% (1991, 1992). Top 5% (1993).
• Facilitated workshops “Building a Better Business Plan”, “Creative Sales Techniques”, “Personality
Styles and Communication Skills” and designed continuing education programs.
LISA CASWELL JOHNSON

6035 Crabapple Road Ph: 859-552-6873


Versailles, KY 40383 lisa@mentors-meals.org

INTERNATIONAL PLAYTEX, INC. 1986-1988

Sales and Marketing Liaison, Stamford, CT


Researched and implemented new product development. Communicated sales and marketing objectives
from Corporation Headquarters to 750-member sales force.
Territory Manager and Sales Trainer, Pittsburgh, PA
Managed 220 retail accounts and 12 wholesale accounts. Presented and implemented sales building
objectives at both retail and wholesale levels. Aided Sales Managers in training newly hired
representatives.

ASSOCIATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS

Leadership Woodford County, class of 2017


American Association of University Women (AAUW), Bluegrass Central Chapter, 2017-present
Woodford County Chamber of Commerce, Women In Business Co-Chairperson, 2016-present
Education Impact Council, UWBG, 2016- present
United Way of the Bluegrass RSVP/Trailblazers, Chairman of Advisory Board, 2012-2014, Board Member
(2012-present).
Site Based Decision Making Council (SBDM), Woodford County High School, 2012-2014.
American Fundraising Professionals (AFP), University of Kentucky Thoroughbred Chapter, 2014-present
UK Ag Extension Office- Advisory Board Member, Woodford County, 2013-present.
ASAP- Agency on Substance Abuse Policy, Current Vice-Chair and Board member, 2013-present
Pisgah Community Historic Association, Board Member, 1990-2012

Mission Work: Casas por Christo, Juarez, Mexico (2009), Burnamwood Applachian Ministries, Eastern Ky
(2010). DOOR-Discovering Opportunities for Outreach and Reflection, Chicago Inner City (2012).

EDUCATION

Master of Public Administration, Martin School of Public Policy and Administration, University of
Kentucky, Lexington, KY.

Bachelor of Science, Marketing / Human Resource Management, Miami University, Oxford, OH