Contact: Tiffany East
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Lisa Genasci Welcomed as New Chief Grants Officer for Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada
Reno, Nev. – Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada (CCNN) is excited to welcome Lisa Genasci as the new chief grants officer. Genasci brings with her more than 20 years of experience in grant and proposal writing, including the submission of more than one billion dollars in grants and proposals for the corporate, nonprofit, and state sectors. As chief grants officer, Genasci will direct and coordinate CCNN’s process for government and private foundation grant submissions in order to support the short- and long-term strategic plan.
“We are thrilled to welcome Lisa and her vast experience and passion for grants and a heart of servitude,” said Marie Baxter, CEO of Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada.
Previously, Genasci served in a variety of grant and analyst roles for the State of Nevada, University of Nevada, Reno and in the business sector. Genasci was also a former executive director for the American Lung Association in Northern Nevada.
A certified technical writer and a certified scrum master, she has provided grant writing workshops throughout northern Nevada, including but not limited to, the Silver State Grant Conference, the University of Nevada, Reno, and the Nevada Arts Commission.
Genasci earned her Master of Science degree in nonprofit management with a concentration in technical and business communications from Northeastern University and her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from California State University, Chico. She also was a volunteer grant researcher for the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields when she lived in London, England, UK.
She serves on the City of Reno Arts and Culture Commission (RACC) and RACC Community Engagement Committee, and volunteers with Sidewalk Talk, Reno Art Spot, and Awaken.
Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada, Established in 1941, Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada (CCNN) is a Nevada-based, 501(c) (3) tax-exempt, non-profit corporation operating human service programs including: St. Vincent’s Dining Room, St. Vincent’s Food Pantry, St. Vincent’s Resource Hub, Crossroads Sober Living, Immigration Assistance and others. CCNN is committed to providing help and creating hope in our community. From infants to seniors, CCNN assists approximately 40,000 people per month in northern Nevada.