Lisa Markland

Lisa Markland

The Pete Fox Director of Student Athlete Development

College: Northeastern University
Major: Human Services
College Sport: Track & Field (High Jumper)
Hometown: Milton, MA
Current Home: Milton, MA
Favorite Athletes: Jackie Joyner Kersee / Florence Griffith Joyner-Walker

BIO: 

Lisa joined Team IMPACT as the Pete Fox Director of Student Athlete Development in February 2020. In this role, Lisa oversees the student athlete development program creation and implementation.

Lisa comes from a background in social justice.  After graduating from Northeastern, she worked with Athletes in Service to America, working with inner-city youth within the Boston public school system. She was trained in the Project Teamwork and Mentor in Violence Prevention curriculums, which she has been facilitating for 19 years.

She worked as a case manager for the Department of Social Services for several years before becoming the Associate Director of Training for the multinational program Mentors in Violence Prevention at Northeastern University’s Center for the Study of Sport in Society.

She has worked with diverse groups and organizations, facilitating curriculum on several topics including sexism, racism, and bullying. She has facilitated trainings for professional sports organizations, including the MLB and NFL, as well as collegiate teams, the US Military, and high school student leaders across the country.

When asked the question, “Why Team IMPACT?” Lisa said:

I was happy at my old job; the reason I decided to come to Team IMPACT was because of the potential to do what hasn’t been done the right way. To effect positive change in student-athletes’ lives is a great passion of mine, and Team IMPACT is positioned to do that in a way that has maximal impact.