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Elizabeth "Lisa" Retamozo

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Founder & Executive Director

Lisa Retamozo has 30 years of administrative experience in the implementation, 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.


After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin, Lisa served as the Director of multiple Upward Bound and Talent Search Projects at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Fort Worth for over 10 years before working with the TRIO Projects hosted by Texas Wesleyan University and the University of Texas at San Antonio. 


Since founding her business in 2003, Lisa has built 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.


Active in the TRIO community, 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. She also 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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