Lisa Garvin, a board member for Reach A Village, has a wealth of experience in relating with underserved and disadvantaged people. Since earning her Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and Master of Social Work (MSW) degrees from Olivet Nazarene University (ONU), she has provided services in the fields of mental health, education and long-term care. For the past 25 years, she has worked with high school students in special education.
Currently, Lisa serves as president of ONU’s alumni board. At her church, she is actively involved in women’s ministry, serves on the teaching team for their women’s community Bible study and leads a small group. For eight years, she was a member of her community’s school board.
Born and raised in Michigan, Lisa relocated to Illinois after college graduation. She married her college sweetheart, Bart, in 1992. They are the parents of four children.