Lisa Ryan of Rutland Appointed to the Vermont Commission on Women

(Montpelier) – The Senate Committee on Committees has appointed Lisa Ryan of Rutland to serve on the Vermont Commission on Women.

Lisa Ryan is the Program Manager of the Rutland County Community Justice Center at BROC Community Action, where she provides restorative justice practices, including Circles of Support and Accountability (COSA) and Restorative Circles, to the offender population.  This work involves addressing crime and conflict through dispute resolution, training community volunteers, and overseeing reentry and reparative programs.

Lisa’s passion for connecting with others and building strong relationships allows her to participate in various leadership roles within her community.  She serves on the Rutland City Board of Aldermen and is the former First Vice President of the Rutland Area Branch of the NAACP.  In September of 2017, Lisa was awarded the title of one of Vermont’s “Rising Stars” by VT Business Magazine and in 2018 she was voted Rutland Young Professional (RYP) of the Year.

She holds a Master of Science in Mediation and Applied Conflict Studies from Champlain College and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Temple University.  Lisa is a mediator, facilitator, and restorative justice practitioner and trainer.