Lisa Reilly

Interim Executive Director
Profectum Foundation

Lisa Reilly has led and developed non-profit organizations in the arts, affordable housing, criminal justice reform, and education. Her work honing strategic and operational aspects of organizations has enabled sustainable growth and expanded impact for their missions and visions. At Profectum, Lisa will oversee operations, strategic initiatives and fundraising, working closely with the Board of Directors as the organization enters a period of growth.

Lisa has held leadership roles as the Executive Director of Big Apple Performing Arts the Executive Director of the Emelin Theatre, the Managing and Artistic Director of the College of Staten Island Center for the Arts, and the Executive Director of the Earlville Opera House. She served as the inaugural Director of Dance Programming at The Flea Theater, and as Executive Director of Westbeth, an artists’ housing project in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village.

Lisa taught at Syracuse University and has served as a consultant for nonprofit organizations in the areas of marketing, fundraising, board development, grants writing, executive searches, and curriculum. She has served on and chaired panels for the New York State Council on the Arts, the Council on Arts and Humanities for Staten Island, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour program, the Performing Arts Exchange Conference, ArtsWestchester, and the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation. Lisa is a board member for Dusan Tynek Dance Theatre, Blessed Unrest, MICRO (the world’s smallest museum). and Racoco Productions. Recent consulting projects include fundraising for Good Call NYC (a social justice organization working to end mass incarceration and uphold Sixth Amendment rights) and Broadway for Arts Education (supporting arts education in NYC, Haiti, and India).

Lisa routinely serves as an Accessibility Clerk at voting sites in NYC, ensuring that all voters are able to have fair and equal access to their right to vote. She is an avid crossword puzzle fan and has solved over 1700 crosswords in the last year; she is also a recent convert to strength training, and can do a lot more push-ups than you think she can.