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Elizabeth "Lisa" Retamozo

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Founder & Executive Director

Lisa Retamozo has more than 29 years of administrative experience in the implementation, Principal management, supervision, and evaluation of federal and state-funded educational and career opportunity programs serving low-income and potential first-generation youth and their families.


Lisa also has a successful record of securing funding via new and continuation grant proposals for educational institutions and non-profit agencies submitted to the Department of Education (McNair, Student Support Services, Talent Search, Educational Opportunity Centers, Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math and Science, Veterans Upward Bound, GEAR Up, Title V: Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Title III: Strengthening Institutions; High School Equivalency Program - HEP and College Assistance Migrant Program -CAMP); Department of Justice; Department of Labor; and States of California, New York, and Texas.


Lisa provides TRIO projects across the nation with technical assistance in the areas of program implementation; compliance assessments; external process-based evaluations; documentation, recordkeeping, and annual performance reporting; database management; and other professional development workshops.


Lisa has served as a faculty member of several regional and national training teams (The Council for Opportunity in Education, Colorado State University, Southeastern Association of Educational Opportunities Program Personnel) funded by the Department of Education that develop and conduct professional development seminars for TRIO personnel. 


Lisa presents at national, regional, and state TRIO conferences in the areas of program management, programming, delivery of services, internal/external evaluation, database utilization, and proposal development.

Lisa earned her bachelor's of business administration degree from the University of Texas at Austin and her master's of business administration degree from Texas Woman’s University.

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