Wanda Thibodeaux is a freelance writer and editor based in Eagan, Minn. She has been published in both print and Web publications and has written on everything from fly fishing to parenting. She currently works through her business website, Takingdictation.com, which functions globally and welcomes new clients.
Lisa Catapano Consulting Leadership Coach
Lisa returned to Lynch Leadership Academy as a Leadership Coach in 2021 having previously held this role supporting Cohorts III, IV, IX and X. For 25+ years, she has served as a strategic capacity builder, consultant and executive coach, empowering transformative growth in leaders and organizations. Her expertise spans global strategy, operations, human capital management, and organizational development in the education, philanthropic and professional service sectors. She is also a Certified Life Coach who brings a holistic approach to the coaching experience.
As Co-Founder and former President and Board Chair of the Newton Montessori School (now Wellan Montessori), Lisa led the successful start-up of this Infant-6 elementary school overseeing implementation of academic and enrichment programs, finance, operations, human resources and advancement. Through her work as an executive search consultant with Talent Citizen and Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group, she advised nonprofit leaders and boards on strategic talent acquisition and succession planning. Lisa also served as former Vice President of Operations at a rapid growth finance and business consulting firm where she co-founded and served as Managing Chair of a corporate charitable foundation.
Lisa earned her B.A. in English from Boston College and J.D. from Suffolk University Law School. She holds a Certification in Leading Professional Service Firms from the Harvard Business School of Executive Education, and was honored as a Corporate Citizen by Boston Business Journal for her philanthropic leadership.
Roles and responsibilities
Principal Investigators and their staff, the department chair/area director, college deans/unit vice presidents and Sponsored Projects each have established roles and responsibilities in the proposal submission process. Learn about responsibilities for each respective role: