Lisa Tate is a health care leader, patient advocate, fund developer, and thought partner, with a particular focus on advancing women’s health and health equity. As the President of Health Futures Consulting (HFC), Lisa is a trusted collaborator with nonprofits, associations, industry partners and the patient advocacy community. HFC is a catalyst for nonprofit organizational growth, strategic visioning and advocacy success. Her entire career has been devoted to improving the health and the quality of life of patients, beginning with public affairs roles at the American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Association of Children’s Hospitals, and moving on to leadership positions with multiple nonprofits in women’s health and cardiovascular disease.
As part of her consulting practice, Lisa currently serves as the Director of Partnerships and Strategic Development for the American Medical Women’s Association where she has supported the organization’s advancement by providing fund development, corporate partnership expansion, strategic planning and other assistance. She was a founding strategist and executed the launch of Heart Valve Voice US, the only organization advocating for patients with heart valve disease. She developed the strategy and structure for Friends of the National Institute for Minority Health and Health Disparities.
From 2007 to 2014, Lisa served as CEO of WomenHeart, the National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease where she quadrupled its revenue and led successful advocacy efforts, passing the first piece of legislation specific to women with heart disease and multiple regulatory changes. She has represented the patient voice in venues, including the National Heart Lung & Blood Institute’s Working Group on Valvular Heart Disease; DHHS Office of Women’s Health – health provider education committee; National Dialogue for Healthcare Innovation – patient education & adherence work group; National Health Council membership committee. She has served as interim executive director for HealthyWomen and Heart Valve Voice US.
Lisa holds a B.A. in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and lives with her family on Capitol Hill where her advocacy efforts have focused on improving and supporting DC public schools. She is a board member of the Cape School of Art, one the oldest schools of art in the U.S. (Provincetown, MA).