State Voices

Lisa Phillips

Chief Financial Officer

Lisa Phillips (she/her) is State Voices Chief Financial Officer.  Bringing an extensive nonprofit financial management experience with her, she is responsible for managing the financial operations and compliance for the organization.  Lisa works closely with the senior staff, CEO, and Board to support the organization’s goals through a robust and reliable financial system.

Before joining the State Voices team, Lisa served as the Finance Director for a national family planning organization in the District of Columbia that supports more than 900 member organizations.  She also served as the Director of Finance and Administration for the Voter Participation Center, working closely with the leadership team to develop and maintain the financial management structure of the organization.

Lisa holds an MBA from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, and a Bachelor’s degree from Washington Adventist University.  She lives in Maryland with her husband Gary and their four-legged daughter Remi.  She loves spending time with family and friends, traveling, and hopes to spend as much time as possible in Carbo San Lucas, Mexico.

Impactful Leaders Foster Leadership in Others

At State Voices, we believe in the power of the collective and the power of transformational leadership. The best leaders are committed to amplifying more voices, supporting leadership in others, and building power with BIPOC communities.

Executive Directors of State Tables across the network exemplify these ideals. Several Executive Directors have joined State Voices over the last ten months, and they have so much to share about their collective vision for a more equitable world and a healthy democracy.

Electoral Justice and COVID-19 in Battleground States

The COVID-19 pandemic is illuminating injustices that have long existed in our society. This crisis underscores the need for a healthy democracy in which oppressed communities have a voice and get their needs met.

Learn about how a few State Tables across the country—like in Wisconsin, Nevada, Ohio, Georgia, Montana, and Louisiana—are pushing for electoral justice, mutual aid, and BIPOC political power during this time.

Juanica Fernandes Joins Florida Civic Engagement Table to Build People Power

The importance of our communities having a voice in our democracy is clear as ever. State Tables across our network, like the Florida Civic Engagement Table (FLCET) play a huge role in making this a reality. We're excited to welcome Juanica Fernandes as the new Executive Director of the Florida 501(c3) Civic Engagement Table.