LISE LANDRY ALIVES, Vice President of Operations

Lise Landry Alives is the Vice President of Operations with Allegany Franciscan Ministries. She’s delighted to have the opportunity to work again with both Eileen Coogan and Upendo Shabazz, having worked with them when she was the Vice President of the Volunteer Center at United Way of Palm Beach County, where she was responsible for all aspects of the Center’s operations. Prior to that, Lise was the Program Supervisor for Joshua House with the Children’s Home Society in Lutz, Florida.

More recently, Lise served five years as the Assistant Director of the Healthy Start Coalition of Brevard County. In this role, she was responsible for the Coalition’s federal, state and local funding contracts and for managing agreements with service providers. She was involved with boards, committees, marketing and communications, staffing and budget. Recognizing her leadership and management abilities, the Coalition board there appointed her as Acting Executive Director during the Executive Director’s medical leave.

Lise has been on an extended sabbatical, living a ‘simpler more organic life’ with her husband at their log cabin in the mountains of North Carolina (very Franciscan don’t you think?). Lise describes herself as a passionate, dedicated and quality-minded professional and she’s honored to put her professional skills back to work with Allegany Franciscan Ministries.

Lise earned a Bachelor’s Degree at FAU (Boca Raton, FL) and has lived and worked in parts of both of our Tampa Bay and Palm Beach regions. Although she is extremely organized and operations-focused, Lise has an artistic side, too. She started her working life as a modern dancer and managed a dance studio. More recently, she’s been focused on writing and photography, writing a daily blog about living a more basic life – you can see it at

Lise has two grown daughters and an adorable grandson.

The world is changed by your example, not your opinion. - Paulo Coelho