As CFO, Lisa Andaleon oversees all aspects of financial management and strategy at Jamboree for its $3.2 billion asset portfolio. Her financial knowledge and expertise span more than 30 years in the nonprofit and for-profit sectors.
Prior to Jamboree, she served as the Director of Operations and Finance at the University of Southern California’s (USC) Stevens Center for Innovation, where she was responsible for all aspects of the $33 million annual budget for the technology development and commercialization office of USC, a $5.3 billion organization.
Prior to that, Lisa worked at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute in La Jolla, CA, as Manager of Technology Transfer and Business Development. While there, she managed all aspects of financial planning, analysis, and budgeting, as well as contract administration and global management of more than 100 license agreements and research grants, with an annual revenue stream of approximately $7 million.
Lisa has also consulted with the University of San Diego Nonprofit Leadership and Management Master’s Program, where, among other clients, she conducted strategic planning for the Tony Hawk Foundation and a performance management audit for The Innocent Justice Foundation, which was selected for the university’s International Best Practices Library. She holds a master’s degree in nonprofit leadership and management from the University of San Diego and a bachelor’s degree in math and economics from Claremont McKenna College.
An active volunteer, Lisa most recently served on the Board of Directors for Community Housing Works and was a mentor with the Association of University Technology Managers’ Mentorship Program. Lisa’s interests include meditation, yoga, sports, concerts/events, the ocean, and traveling. Relatively new to hiking, she recently hiked through eight national parks in Utah, Arizona, and California in one trip, as well as a few trails along the California Coast on a road trip with her daughter.
Lisa finds deep, personal satisfaction in meeting those she’s served as a nonprofit volunteer. “Being a product myself of affordable housing, I can’t think of a better place to work to use my skillset to help others, as my family was once helped all those years ago.”
Guiding principle: Giving back. I see everyone and everything as part of my world family, and it’s vital to do my best to give back and share what has been so freely given to me.