WISRD Management Lead. Prior to co-founding WISRD, Lisa spent many years as an internal and external organizational change and development consultant, executive coach, and professor, opening her first consulting business in Hawaii (1999). She founded Business Transformation Consulting in Colorado (2006), focusing on organizational systems analysis, human performance drivers, business strategy, and organizational design in order to improve performance, increase innovation, and create healthy, collaborative work environments. She has worked with clients from many different types of organizations and industries, the majority of which operate in the GIS/geospatial industry. Dr. McElvaney recently held an executive position on the program management team overseeing the Masdar City development effort in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Masdar City was part of a $22 Billion investment in sustainability by the government of Abu Dhabi who attempted to create the world’s first zero carbon, zero waste city, integrating renewable energy technologies and green building design on a citywide level. This international experience highlighted the challenge of integrating competing cultural values and norms, and the effect these have on planning, design, collaboration, innovation adoption, and community change. Lisa has co-authored a newly published chapter for geodesign professionals on applying organizational change principles to community change efforts for enhanced stakeholder engagement. She holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Systems, M.A. in Organizational Change, and B.A. in Communication Studies.