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Lisa A. Tallman

Lisa A. Tallman

  • Executive Director, Community Food Navigator
  • Instructor, MS in Learning and Organizational Change Program


Lisa Tallman is a knowledge management and enterprise social networking strategist dedicated to social good. As Sr. Director of Knowledge Management at the YMCA of the USA, the national resource office for YMCA across the nation, she ensures Ys have access to knowledge, tools, and resources to collaborate to strengthen their local communities. Prior to joining the Y, Lisa worked for Grant Thornton, an accounting and advisory firm, where she was part of a team that instituted KM from scratch- developing processes, training team members to manage knowledge, and building a new technology platform. She has spent almost 15 years defining and shaping knowledge management for both for-profit and non-profit organizations. Lisa earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Master's Degree in English focused on Technical Communication from Eastern Michigan University. At Chicago Booth, she was chair of a nonprofit student group that provided consulting services for nonprofits. This experience coupled with her work at the Y has allowed her to see how knowledge management adds value to large and small nonprofits alike.