Appointed Vice President for University Advancement in 2021, Luisa works closely with administrative and academic leadership to develop advancement plans and resources to fulfill the University’s mission and support its continued improvement. She is responsible for overseeing Eastern’s overall efforts for building partnerships with philanthropic and volunteer communities, including university alumni, parents and friends.
Prior to joining Eastern University, Luisa served the Ascension Saint Thomas Foundation where she provided leadership for hospital system campaign initiatives. She was honored in 2020 as one of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy’s (AHP) top 40 under 40 in philanthropy.
Luisa’s previous professional experience includes 17 years of knowledge and leadership experience working in resource acquisition for both healthcare and nonprofit education institutions. Her career has included working for the Binghamton University Foundation, Adelphi University, Belmont University, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Luisa shares, “I feel blessed to be a part of the Eastern University family. Eastern not only has a reputation for providing outstanding academic instruction but with its faith-centered mission and dynamic history, it is able to have a profound and lasting impact on our world. I am grateful for the opportunity to introduce philanthropy and the joy of supporting our compelling community to others.”
Luisa holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in Public Administration from Binghamton University.