Lisa M. Venema is the project coordinator for the Community Research Institute (CRI) at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She coordinates CRI projects from the proposal stage through the invoicing and payment collection stages. Additionally, she assists with implementing internal processes and procedures to ensure that day-to-day operations in CRI run smoothly.
Venema joined the Johnson Center in July 2012. Prior to working for GVSU, Lisa worked for 16 years as a bank branch manager, and more recently as the accounting manager in a neuropsychology office.
Venema attended Grand Valley State University where she studied business administration.