Lisa Powell is a Southern California native (Goleta) and has lived with her family in Thousand Oaks since 2004. She holds Master's degrees in Social Welfare and Public Policy (as well as her B.A.) from UCLA and a Doctorate of Social Work from USC. She is a social worker, researcher, community volunteer, and current CVUSD parent. In her work as a research consultant, she designs and implements program evaluation research within the spheres of public education and social services. In addition to her research roles for schools and organizations, Lisa has also worked at the frontlines of aging and end of life issues in Ventura County as manager of a nonprofit program supporting low-income older adults and as a hospice social worker.
Lisa has long been active in local community and civic issues, including the City of Thousand Oaks’ Community Review Funding Committee, the Ventura County Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), a variety of nonprofit organizations, and parent leadership roles at her children’s schools. She is deeply committed to the promise and opportunity provided by public education and believes our CVUSD schools play an integral role in our community.