Alameda County Social Services Agency in Oakland, CA
Lisa Forti is the Policy Director at the Alameda County Social Services Agency in Oakland, CA, where she works to advance economic opportunity and well-being for Alameda County residents and communities. Previously, Ms. Forti was Director of Strategy and Innovation with East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC). She was also a Program Coordinator at Urban Strategies Council, where she founded the Alameda County Community Asset Network (AC CAN). Under Lisa’s leadership, AC CAN was designated a Lead Local Organization for the Prosperity Now Community (formerly CFED's Assets & Opportunity Network). Lisa earned her Master of Science in Social Work at Columbia University, where she focused on public policy pertaining to poverty and income inequality; she received her Bachelor of Social Work at Wheelock College in Boston and McGill University in Montreal. Lisa is the Chair of the Steering Committee for the Assets & Opportunity Network, and serves on the Steering Committees of the California Asset Building Coalition and Help Me Grow Alameda County.