Lisa Coll, President

Eurasia Foundation

Lisa Coll, President

Eurasia Foundation

Lisa Coll is president of Eurasia Foundation. Prior to this role, she was vice president of EF’s Washington, DC office where she was responsible for overseeing EF's program portfolio and helping EF achieve its strategic goals. She has over 20 years of international development experience in the democracy and governance sector. Since 2001, Ms. Coll has played a key role in the Eurasia Foundation, including guiding the localization of EF’s regional offices between 2004 and 2010 and spearheading the development of the Capacity Mapping Assessment tool, an organizational assessment method custom-built for EF’s partner foundations. She sits on the board of the East Europe Foundation in Moldova. From 1999-2001, Ms. Coll served as EF’s Central Asia director, based in Tashkent, overseeing a small grants program in Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

Prior to joining EF, Ms. Coll spent four years in Russia working on various development projects, including an electricity sector reform project implemented by the International Finance Corporation and a program to strengthen health-care civil society organizations across the Russian Federation. She holds an M.A. in comparative and regional studies of Russia and Central Eurasia from American University’s School of International Service and a B.A. from the University of Michigan in Russian language and literature. Ms. Coll is proficient in Russian.

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