Lisa Hayes serves as Executive Director of the Chatham County Safety Net Planning Council (Safety Net), a planning body of key stakeholders working to strengthen the health care infrastructure, build safety net system capacity and improve access to primary and behavioral health care in Savannah, Georgia.
Under her leadership, Safety Net was awarded the 2017 Community Impact Award from Georgians for a Healthy Future for its impact improving the health of Georgians in Chatham County, GA and was chosen as a finalist (one of three nationally) for the 2018 Inaugural Milbank Memorial Fund and AcademyHealth State and Local Innovation Award for “Building a Continuity of Care System for Chatham County Jail Inmates via HIE”.
Currently, she is a member of a four-person team in Cohort 2 of Children’s Health Leadership Network (CHLN), a leadership program for advancing leaders in the field of children’s health and well-being policy; sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the David and Lucille Packard Foundation and the Georgetown University Center on Children and Families.
Prior to her most recent work as an independent consultant, she served as a Senior Associate Program Director for two programs at the Task Force for Global Health—The Center for Global Health Collaboration and The Global Road Safety Forum. In this role, she collaborated with the World Health Organization, the World Bank, UNICEF, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Rockefeller Foundation and the Gates Foundation.
Ms. Hayes earned her Master of Business Administration from The Goizueta Business School at Emory University and her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a Fellow of the 11th class of the Liberty Fellowship Program and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network, of the Aspen Institute. Ms. Hayes co-authored the book “Real Collaboration: What it Takes for Global Health to Succeed” and developed a toolkit to improve partnership outcomes.