Lisa Wittke Schaffner
Lisa is the Executive Director of the John Jordan Foundation in Healdsburg, California. The Foundation was established in 2012 and focuses on educational, income stability programs and health access.
Prior to this position she was Chief Executive Officer of the Sonoma County Alliance for seven years, the Alliance is a coalition of business, agriculture, labor and individuals organized to protect private property rights, to encourage a healthy economy.
In 2012, Ms. Schaffner was elected to the Sonoma County Board of Education, serves as President and was re-elected in 2014 and 2018.
Lisa is the Chair of the Redwood Credit Union Board, Co-Chair of Health Action Sonoma County, sits on the boards of the Sonoma County Fair, United Way of the Wine Country, Sonoma County Grape Growers Foundation, Family Justice Center, Social Advocates for Youth, 10,000 Degrees Advisory Board and is on the Career Technical Education Foundation Board. She is the also on the Operational Team Member for Cradle to Career, the Upstream Investments Policy Committee and the policy team for the Violence Prevention Partnership.
Lisa Schaffner was born and raised in Healdsburg, California. She graduated from California State University Sacramento in 1991 with a degree in Government and Journalism.
In 1999 Lisa was elected to Healdsburg City Council. She was Vice-Mayor from December 2002 until December 2003 and again in 2007. She became Mayor of Healdsburg in December of 2003 and again in December 2007, retiring from Council at the end of 2008. In 2010, Lisa as appointed to the Council to serve out an existing vacant term.
Most importantly, Lisa is a mother of two amazing young adults McKenzie, 23 graduated in May 2018, from Johnson and Wales Miami and lives in Charlotte, NC where she has opened her first store and Malloy, 20 attends California State University, Sacramento as a junior.