Lisa Wittke Schaffner is the Executive Director of the John Jordan Foundation. Prior to this position she spent seven years as CEO of the Sonoma County Alliance. Lisa was born and raised in Healdsburg, and graduated from CSU Sacramento with a degree in Government and Journalism.
Lisa is the on the Board of Redwood Credit Union and co-chair of Health Action Sonoma County. She sits on the boards of the Sonoma County Fair, Sonoma County Grape Growers Foundation, Family Justice Center, Social Advocates for Youth, the 10,000 Degrees Advisory Board and the Career Technical Education Foundation Board. She is the also an Operational Team Member for Cradle to Career, the Upstream Investments Policy Committee, and the policy team for the Violence Prevention Partnership.
In 1999 Lisa was elected to Healdsburg City Council. She was Vice-Mayor from 2002-2003, and 2007. She became Mayor of Healdsburg in December of 2003 and again in December 2007, retiring from Council at the end of 2008. In 2010, Lisa was appointed to the Council to serve out an existing vacant term. In 2012, Ms. Schaffner was elected to the Sonoma County Board of Education, and was re-elected in 2014 and 2018 to represent District 4.
Most importantly, Lisa is a mother of two amazing young adults, McKenzie and Malloy.