Lisa Cleri Reale is principal of Lisa Cleri Reale & Associates. She provides consulting to multiple sectors including nonprofits, philanthropy, corporations, foundations, government and academia. Cleri Reale spent 11 years with The Times Mirror Corporation and the Los Angeles Times directing their community affairs efforts and launching several initiatives, including the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. During her 20 plus years of consulting, she has served as an advisor to a diverse group of nonprofit and philanthropic leaders assisting them on a range of programs and operations from grant making policies and community engagement, to internal staffing, operational structures, executive and board coaching and interface across other sectors of the philanthropic community. Cleri Reale is an active, passionate community leader. She returns to the Board of Community Partners having previously served for over fifteen years, three of them as the organization’s first woman Board Chair. She serves as a member of the United Way of Greater Los Angeles’ corporate board, chairing its Community Impact Cabinet. In addition, she was appointed by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl to the LA County Library Commission. Cleri Reale has championed a number of events and community initiatives and served on a number of nonprofit boards. In 2014, Lisa received an award from SBCC Thrive LA for her work in the community. In 2012, State Senator Curren Price named Lisa a “SHero” and in 2009 she was one of 30 nonprofit leaders in LA to be honored by the Center for Nonprofit Management with its Nonprofit Excellence Award on the occasion of the Center’s 30th Anniversary. A 30-year resident of Los Angeles, she remains proudly connected across generations through her son, age 30, who is a graphic designer and daughter, age 26, who is an actress.