Lisa Gilchrist

Lisa Gilchrist has been Executive Director of Stony Plain Family and Community Support Services and Volunteer Centre since May 2016. Her team’s community development efforts centre on preventing and reducing poverty, ending family violence, promoting positive mental health, and enhancing inclusion and diversity. This work is done with a focus on increasing the capacity of community and supporting volunteers.

Previously, Lisa spent fourteen years in leadership with the federal government at Service Canada to deliver employment programs for youth, people with disabilities, unemployed workers, and in community engagement with the temporary foreign worker program. Lisa is passionate about lifelong learning. In 2018 she completed a Masters of Professional Studies in Community and Economic Development through the Pennsylvania State University.

Lisa has two stepsons in their early twenties who are slowly moving into careers with the Canadian Armed Forces and in agricultural management. Lisa and her husband John share their rural home with two Labrador Retrievers, three barn cats, and two horses.