Raissa is a collaborative leader with a passion for healthy communities and the people within them. Her consulting company, Lily Mark, focuses on strengthening non-profits and supporting collaboration for change. She offers workshop design and facilitation, support for organizational development, and coaching and mentorship to clients in the non-profit sector. She has extensive experience leading diverse groups and stakeholders through consensus-based decision-making processes.
Raissa draws on a wide breadth of experience in the non-profit sector, having served at the Executive Director or Director level for the New Brunswick Environmental Network, the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, and the Canadian Community Economic Development Network. She has also served on various volunteer boards and committees, including as Chair of the Board for the Aster Foundation as well as the Downtown Daycare Cooperative.
Raissa holds a Master’s in Environmental Studies from York University, focusing on environmental, popular, and sustainability education, community building, and citizen engagement, and a Bachelor of Science in Environment from McGill University.
She is fluent in English and French thanks to her upbringing and work in New Brunswick, Canada’s only bilingual province. She currently lives in Montreal.
Collective Impact, Policy Engagement
WWF-Canada, CLIMAtlantic, Nashwaak Watershed Association, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, Odyssey Showcase, Nature Canada, GreenPAC