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Lisa Hollingsworth

Lisa Hollingsworth

Director of Human Resources

Lisa has left The Education Trust for her next adventure. Though she is no longer at Ed Trust, we maintain this bio page as a record of the wonderful work she contributed while with us.


Lisa serves as the director of human resources, administering the people functions of the organization in accordance with its policies and practices. She leads the development and execution of HR strategic goals and implements short- and long-term plans and initiatives to support organizational priorities and promote a unified enterprise culture. Lisa is responsible for strategic talent development and planning to provide the organization with the best available personnel and to position the organization as the employer of choice by keeping abreast of policies, best practices, and trends within the greater nonprofit community. Throughout more than 20 years in the HR field, Lisa has worked with senior leadership to develop effective external communications and to communicate within organizations to promote good morale and achieve company-wide goals.

Prior to joining Ed Trust, Lisa worked for New America, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank and public policy institute. She also worked at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Maryland. Lisa attended the University of Maryland, College Park.

What are people most surprised to learn about you?
My great passion for bringing healing to people who have been through a traumatic or stressful experience, particularly homeless children of color.

Why are you passionate about working at Ed Trust?
Education has always been a part of my life from my grandparents and parents to my children. It is a central right and should not be treated as a privilege afforded only to some. Because education is the entire foundation upon which our communities are built and upon which our country produces those who will keep our nation running, it should be equally accessible to all. It is the heartbeat of our prosperity. Everything we do — all our children’s potential success — depends upon the quality of our education system. Children really are the future.

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