Lisanne joined the PFS team in 2021, bringing along over 20 years of experience in nonprofit accounting. Prior to joining PFS, Lisanne, who is a Certified Public Accountant, worked for a number of Bay Area education-based nonprofits, including the Buck Institute for Education and the Bay Area Discovery Museum. In addition to her nonprofit roles, Lisanne brings diverse experience from both the public and private sectors. Signing on to PFS is a homecoming of sorts for Lisanne, who dedicated a majority of her career as Administration Director with the Sinnyo-en Foundation. She uses her knowledge and background to provide her foundation clients with services in accounting for investments, financial reporting, and audit and tax preparation.
Lisanne graduated from U.C. Berkeley with an undergraduate degree in Japanese, and after completing the Advanced Accounting Certificate program at Santa Clara University, she became a licensed CPA.
In her spare time Lisanne walks, hikes, snowshoes, cooks, and studies foreign languages for use in her world travels.