Lisa Oman she/her/hers
Director of Finance and Operations
Lisa Oman is the Director of Finance and Operations (DFO) and a member of NCLR’s senior management team. Lisa provides financial and operational leadership in partnership with the board of directors, senior management team, and the finance committee to support and improve NCLR’s long-term financial health and strategic growth.
Lisa has a 20-year track record of guiding nonprofit strategic planning, financial management, and program development at nationally-recognized institutions and has served in the industries of Arts and Culture, Civil Rights and Social Action, Education, and Environment in the roles of executive director, finance director, treasury manager, board member, producer, and founding officer of two organizations.
Lisa is a seasoned financial leader for large nonprofit organizations. Lisa was the Treasury Manager for The Trust for Public Land, a $350M organization with 6 regional offices and 35 local offices across the United States. As Director of Finance and Administration at CSU, Sacramento, she oversaw corporate accounting, information technology, and risk management serving Associated Students, Inc, the University Union, and WELL Corporations. Prior to joining CSU, Lisa was the chief budget and financial officer for the Humanities division of U.C. Santa Cruz, with an operating budget of $29M. She performed short and long-range planning for gift and grant administration, organizational and endowment development, and financial reporting and business processes.
From 2015-2021 Lisa was the Executive Director of the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players and led the organization’s strategic vision, financial planning, and revenue development initiatives and oversaw artistic planning and production of all live and digital concerts, events, and educational programs. Lisa is a contemporary arts advocate and the founder of Composers and Schools in Concert, a nationwide nonprofit organization that supports music education and the creation and performance of contemporary music.
Lisa holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Gonzaga University with an emphasis in Cultural History, a professional certificate in Management from the University of Massachusetts, and a professional certificate in Executive Leadership from Cornell University.
Lisa is a member of the LGBTQ+ community and currently resides with her wife and two cats in the California desert town of La Quinta.