Lisa Fernandes serves as the Communication Director for Food Solutions New England, a regional network based at the UNH Sustainability Institute.
She is also the founder and board president of The Resilience Hub, based in Portland, Maine.
She is an experienced facilitator, communicator and permaculture designer/educator who believes that the strategies of resilience-building, re-skilling and re-localization are among the best we have for creating vibrant communities and for navigating future challenges. She appears in the film "Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective."
Lisa has sat on the boards of the Eat Local Foods Coalition (ELFC), the Permaculture Association of the Northeast (PAN), the Grantmaking Committee of the New England Grassroots Environment Fund and on the Advisory Panel for Green & Healthy Maine Homes magazine. She has been active in the Portland Mayor's Initiative for Healthy Sustainable Food Systems, MOFGA's Ag Services Committee, the Portland Food Coop, Hour Exchange Portland and is a Master Food Preserver and Master Composter.
Lisa attended Boston College and The Evergreen State College and has worked in the public, private and non-profit sectors, including several years as owner of a software firm with more than 100 client companies across the region.
Lisa and her family are actively converting their 1/3 acre property into a demonstration site for resilient and abundant "post fossil fuel" living.