Lisa Venema

Lisa M. Venema is the unit coordinator for the Community Research Institute at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Mich. She oversees CRI’s students as well as prepares proposals and memorandums of understanding with external clients for CRI projects. Additionally, she ensures that project processes are implemented from the proposal stage through the invoicing and payment collection stages.

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 for a neuropsychologist’s office.

Venema attended Grand Valley State University where she studied business administration.

Areas of Expertise

  • Project management
  • Client relations
  • Strategic planning