Lisa Nye, MA, BA – Associate

Lisa has over 27 years of experience in a variety of areas within the public sector, including: First Nations health, social and economic development, First Nation community development, Treaty Negotiations, economic development, post-secondary education, energy development, innovative policy, regulatory operations, program evaluation, employment, and training, and has acquired skills and competencies as an effective leader and collaborative team member. Within the BC Public Service, Lisa held several management and Executive positions with an interest and passion for engaging in work and processes that focus on and align with community aspirations and self-determination.

Lisa has worked extensively with Indigenous Nations, communities, and organizations in British Columbia and across the country. Lisa received the Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Excellence in the Public Service in 2008, for her more than fifteen years working with and in support of Indigenous communities and organizations, and the Order of The Sash from the Métis Nation of BC.

As an entrepreneur with her own business for over ten years, Lisa is facilitating dialogues on critical issues, developing strategies, creating achievable plans, collaborating on economic and social innovation, creating policy frameworks, engaging with communities, and taking bold steps to translate ideas into results.

Lisa has been involved with the Institute of Public Administration from her early years in the BC Government as a New Professional volunteer with IPAC Victoria to her current role on the National IPAC Regional Council as the representative for IPAC Vancouver. Lisa is currently on the Board of Directors for the Island Prostate Centre and a former member of the HeroWork Board.