Welcoming our newest board members: Lisa Woll and George A. Jones

February 26, 2024

The Meyer Foundation is excited to share the appointment of the newest members of the Foundation’s board of directors: nonprofit advisor and consultant Lisa Woll (she/her), and Bread for the City CEO George A. Jones (he/him).

Below, learn more about our newest board members and the expertise they bring to our board:

Lisa Woll (she/her)

Lisa Woll is a founder and builder of nonprofit organizations. Her career has been focused on advancing domestic social policy, international development, human rights, and sustainable finance. Most recently, Lisa was CEO of US SIF: The Sustainable Investment Forum for nearly 17 years.

Prior to US SIF, Lisa was executive director of the International Women’s Media Foundation, director of the first international study of the impact of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and directed the Washington, DC office of Save the Children. Lisa’s career began as an Urban Fellow in the New York City Human Resources Administration. She has written and spoken widely on sustainable investment, public policy, human rights and development, as well as leadership.

Lisa was included in Barron’s list of “The 20 Most Influential People in ESG Investing,” and received the inaugural Forbes Impact Award. Lisa holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Illinois, an M.A. in public policy and women’s studies from George Washington University, and was a Fulbright Fellow in Melbourne, Australia. She has served on the boards or advisory councils of Advantage Ethiopia, the Children’s Environmental Health Network, Women’s Voices for the Earth, Suited for Change, The Women’s Alliance, and Human Rights Watch/Children’s Rights Division.

George A. Jones (he/him)

George A. Jones has been CEO of Bread for the City (BFC), a nonprofit that provides food, clothing, medical, legal, and social services to DC residents living on low-incomes, since 1996.

As CEO, George manages all administrative, financial, and programmatic aspects of the agency and its 131 full-time staff. He has led BFC’s growth from a $1.2 million operation in 1996 to a $22 million operation in fiscal year 2023. He also oversaw the agency’s development of a 9,000 sq. ft. community center in Southeast DC in 2002, an 11,000 sq. ft. expansion of BFC’s Northwest Center, and the construction of BFC’s 27,000 sq. ft. center on Good Hope Road, in Southeast DC.

Under his leadership, BFC has endeavored to tackle poverty through a racial equity lens by embedding racial equity in all of its services and its efforts to organize around and advocate for affordable housing. BFC strives to be an anti-racist agency and one that helps to lead the movement of creating a racially equitable DC.

George is the chairman of the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond. He also serves on the boards of the DC Primary Care Association (DCPCA), the DC Affordable Law Firm, and the DC Fiscal Policy Institute. He is a founding member of the DC Initiative on Racial Equity and Local Government and the Anti-Racist DC Campaign. He has a B.A. in psychology from Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Virginia.

We welcome George and Lisa to our distinguished board of directors!