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Lisa C. Risi serves as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, since July 2012, following an interim CFO role at the American Lung Association.  

In her current role, she is responsible for Finance, Administration, Human Resources and Information Technology and plays an important role in Strategic and Operational planning.

Lisa served as the CFO for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society from January 2009 through March 2012.  Ms. Risi began with the MS Society in March 1997 as the Accounting Manager. She was promoted to Controller in September 2000 and served as Vice President of Finance from January 2003 to May 2005.

Ms. Risi also served the Society as Chief Operating Officer of the New York City chapter where she was responsible for Finance, Administration, Information Technology, and Volunteer Development from December 2005 through December 2008.

Prior to joining the National MS Society, Ms. Risi worked in Ernst & Young’s financial services audit group and as Audit Manager for Citibank’s Investment Banking Division. She also managed the accounting department for Hilton International’s US based real estate development subsidiary, London and Leeds.

Ms. Risi has family and friends who have been affected by MS and she has a deep commitment to finding a cure and ensuring the quality of life for all people with MS today.