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Larry Ellingson, R. Ph.
Lisa Smith Development Director

Lisa Smith is the Director of Development for the Diabetes Leadership Council (DLC). Prior to joining DLC, Lisa served as a director of development for Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth, Texas; Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma; The University of Tulsa in Tulsa, Oklahoma; and The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.  She began her career in fundraising with the I Know I Can college access program in Columbus, Ohio.

Lisa holds a bachelor’s degree in history of art and architecture from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, a master’s degree in art education and a master’s degree in history of art, both from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and began Ph.D. course work in art history at the Graduate School and University Center, CUNY in New York City.

She was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 1986.