We welcomed Lisa to The Emily Program Foundation in April 2017 as its second Executive Director.
As the Executive Director, Radzak has the overall strategic and operational responsibility for the Foundation’s strategic growth plan, which includes staff, programs, fundraising, and execution of its mission to save lives, change minds, and work to eliminate eating disorders. Her responsibilities also include ensuring ongoing programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications, and systems.
Lisa Radzak has over 15 years’ of experience in public affairs, local, state, and federal government relations, nonprofit leadership, law, and community relations. Previously, she was with Minnesota Public Radio|American Public Media where she oversaw community relations, regulatory affairs, and local, state and federal government affairs. Prior to that, Radzak worked at the Minnesota Legislature, in the Office of the House Majority Leader, where she served as a policy advisor and administrative liaison to other governmental bodies and agencies. Radzak is a graduate of William Mitchell College of Law and a member of the Minnesota Bar, the Minnesota State Bar Association, and the Ramsey County Bar Association. She holds a degree in Spanish and political science from the University of Minnesota Duluth. A recipient of the 2014 40 Under 40 Minneapolis-Saint Paul Business Journal Award, a Minnesota Supreme Court appointee to the Minnesota’s Lawyers’ Professional Responsibility Board, and a member of the 2012 class of the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Saint Paul, Lisa lives with her family in Saint Louis Park, MN
Darcy leads The Emily Program Foundation’s development and fundraising efforts, working closely with donors – individual, corporate, foundation, community, and more – to align their philanthropic interests and values to advance the Foundation’s mission. She has 30 years of experience in nonprofit development and administration and a passion for helping people and organizations give back to the community and live into their philanthropic dreams. Darcy holds a B.A. in French and International Studies from Macalester College.
Emily Monson, LSW – Outreach and Program Manager
Emily advocates for the prevention of eating disorders by leading The Emily Program Foundation’s outreach and education program efforts. Through speaking to schools, community groups, and overseeing outreach events, Emily uses her skills as a social worker and her passion of working with people to raise awareness and education about eating disorders, body image, media literacy and related issues. Emily has a bachelors in social work from St. Catherine University.
Billie is a current consultant to, and former executive director (2014-2017) of, The Emily Program Foundation. She is committed to promoting healthy relationships with food and positive body image, helping people receive the right level of treatment sooner, and addressing risk factors that lead to eating disorder development.
Billie has an undergraduate degree in business administration from the Carlson School of Business and a masters and doctorate in Human Resource Development from the University of Minnesota. She is currently enrolled at St. Mary’s University in pursuit of her doctorate in Psychology and licensure as a Psychologist.
Prior to joining the Emily Program Foundation, Billie spent 12 years in the financial services, working with financial advisors and their teams in a training, development, and coaching capacity. She was also a small business owner for six years, working mostly with non-profits and government agencies in needs analysis and program design, development, management, and evaluation.