Lisa attended Rider University in New Jersey. She attained a Bachelor of Science in Finance and soon after completed a Master in Business Administration. Lisa started her career at the Bank of Bermuda as a Management Trainee which afforded her opportunities to work in areas throughout the bank including the New York Office.
In 2004, Lisa joined the Civil Service as a Management Consultant and in March 2010 she was promoted to serve as the Executive Officer of the Human Rights Commission. Lisa is accountable for the management and administration of the office and leads with a scrupulous regard for the facts and an uncompromising commitment to building a society that respects the inherent dignity of all persons; a community that is truly inclusive for all.
Lisa’s philanthropic work has been of the most rewarding life experiences as she has sought to understand the scope, interdependency and challenges of the Third Sector while applying her business acumen and genuine interest in social issues in different capacities. Lisa shares tremendous concern for the increased reliance on social programs and services and is committed to using her influence to consider creative solutions that have direct measurable impact on Bermuda’s most pressing social problems.
Lisa has a solid reputation for service, leadership and as an activist for social justice. She has served as a Director of Big Brothers and Big Sisters, the Friends of the Dame Marjorie Bean Hope Academy and Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute. Further, she Chaired the Committee that produced Bermuda’s National Policy on Disabilities. Lisa is a Diamond Life Member of the Bermuda Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and currently serves as Co- Chair of the Social Action Committee.
In 2012, Lisa was invited to serve as a member of the Board for the Centre on Philanthropy, an organization that provides education and services that support the effectiveness of Bermuda’s Third Sector. She served as Chair of the Centre’s Advocacy and Community Engagement Committee and believes her greatest contribution to the Board was her ability to influence collaboration and to foster relationships throughout Bermuda which would ultimately impact the community’s commitment and compassion for each other. In 2015, satisfied with her contributions and wishing to give an opportunity to someone else to serve, moved on.
Lisa is the wife of Mr. Douglas Reed and the proud mother of two children, Jalen, aged 18, and Mia, aged 16.