Lisa Pedersen

Lisa Pedersen

Lisa Pedersen, executive director at the Art of Yoga Project (AYP) since 2009, is a certified yoga and meditation instructor through the Ananda Yoga Teacher Training program, which focuses on yoga’s spiritual as well as physical dimension. In 2012, Lisa was selected as a Criminal Justice Fellow at the Women’s Policy Institute of the Women's Foundation of California.

Before entering the nonprofit world, she had a notable career in high tech with an impressive track record in the corporate sector. Pedersen has lived and worked abroad for many years and has experience in fundraising and nonprofits through her volunteer work for the Junior League of Palo Alto Mid Peninsula and other Bay Area nonprofits.