Lisa Russell-Mina is Director of Major Gifts at Society for Science in Washington, D.C., helping the advancement team raise significant gifts as part of the Society's centennial celebration.  

She served as Senior Director of Development at the Association of American Colleges & Universities from 2011-2017. From 1995 to 2011, she was at the Johns Hopkins Institutions in three roles – Director of Development Research; Founding Director of Institutional Donor Relations; and major gifts officer.

Before coming to Johns Hopkins, Russell-Mina served as Assistant to the President for Special Projects at Princeton University. She also was was Senior Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Towson University, where she taught Philosophy 101 for three years.

A founding member of the Association of Change Management Professionals, Russell-Mina has led workshops at CASE and AFP conferences, and has been a pro bono advancement consultant for three small non-profits in the arts. 

She has a B.A. in the History of Ideas from Williams College, and an M.A. from the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago.

Lisa Russell-Mina