Senior Vice President, Inclusion & Belonging
Lisa Gauthier was elected to the East Palo Alto City Council in 2012 and is currently serving as Mayor. She previously held the positions of Vice Mayor in 2014, 2018, and 2022 and Mayor in 2015 and 2019. Lisa is the SVP of inclusion & Belonging for the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, where she leads the Workforce/Education, Racial Justice & Equity, & Healthcare policy areas. Lisa recently worked as the Government Affairs Manager at Study.com, an online education company in Mountain View, where she supported the company's community impact programs – including Working Scholars, a community-funded free college initiative.
Lisa is an active board member with The Health Trust, Live in Peace, CCAG, San Mateo County Office of Emergency Services, Stanford Medicine Community Council, San Mateo County's One Shoreline Agency, and the San Francisquito JPA. She is a graduate of Emerge, a leadership program for democratic women, and a Regional Area Director for BWOPA (Black Women Organized for Political Action). She was awarded the Athena Award from the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce in 2018. She was chosen as one of Silicon Valley's 100 Women of Influence in 2020 by Silicon Valley Business Journal and received the Women of the Year Award from Assembly member Marc Berman in 2022.
In 2019, she earned her bachelor's degree in business administration with a focus on general management from Thomas Edison University in New Jersey. She is the proud mother of three young adults, a longtime resident of East Palo Alto, and an active community volunteer.
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