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Lisa McCandless

Chief Development Officer, Living Goods


Lisa is the chief development officer at Living Goods. She oversees Living Goods’ business development, communications, and advocacy work and is responsible for developing strategic partnerships to maximize Living Goods’ impact and help the organization achieve its strategic goals.

She brings more than 12 years of experience in international development, with expertise in program design, development, and resource mobilization. Previously, Lisa worked at Chemonics International Inc., one of the largest recipients of USAID funding, leading strategy and design for large-scale projects in Africa across all technical areas. She secured numerous funding opportunities up to $50 million in value. Prior to Chemonics, Lisa coordinated programs for PlayPumps International and Save the Children. She began her career as a HIV/AIDS educator for Support for International Change in rural Tanzania. Lisa holds a B.A. in international development studies from the University of California, Los Angeles.


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Regional Focus

Eastern and Southern Africa, West and Central Africa