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Lisa Gallipoli

Chief Operating Officer


Lisa Gallipoli joined Epilepsy Alliance America as Chief Operating Officer in August 2021.  Lisa brings more than 25 years of experience in the not-for-profit healthcare industry and a lifelong passion for partnering with patient advocates to her new role.    

Prior to joining EAA, Lisa served as a Senior Vice President, Community Leadership at the National MS Society where she managed 12 chapters across the country working with both executive staff leaders as well as over 250 trustees. She created and implemented national strategies around board engagement. Lisa was also instrumental in building the national footprint and capacity of Autism Speaks as the National Director of Field Operations. She recruited, trained, and managed Walk committees across the country and enlisted staff and volunteer leaders for chapters while building both capacity and processes from the ground up. Lisa’s other leadership positions with patient advocacy groups include executive director roles at Susan G. Komen for the Cure, American Liver Foundation, and the American Heart Association. Holding leadership positions at both the national office and at the chapter level of nonprofits ranging in size from $3M to $500M, Lisa’s experiences provide perspective that will be valuable as EAA continues to grow as a leader in the epilepsy community. Lisa is a graduate of Smith College and earned a Master of Public Administration, with a concentration in non-profit management, from Seton Hall University.        

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