Board Member

Lisa D. T. Rice

Political Strategist & Innovator

Lisa is a political strategist, passionate about reform and political innovation.She is active in bringing productive change to U.S. politics. An independent,Lisa advocates for a stronger American democracy rooted in active participationby a plurality of citizens and loosening the grip of the two-party duopoly.Lisa joined the Unite America board of directors in 2017.

With extensive political management experience as a political actioncommittee (PAC) director in the corporate and trade association sectors, Lisais a Federal campaign finance expert. Lisa is known nationally as a cancerpatient advocate, women’s leadership mentor, and public speaker. She is aninfluential advocate for multiple causes, including policy reform in cancercare, women’s leadership and empowerment, and political reform.

An alumna of all-women’s Newcomb College, Lisa is the president of theNewcomb Alumnae Association board of directors, representing 30,000 women undergraduates of Newcomb College and TulaneUniversity globally. She is also a member of the National Coalition for CancerSurvivorship (NCCS) board of directors.

Lisa holds a S.M. degree in Management from the MIT Sloan School. She hasa B.A. degree from the Newcomb College of Tulane University. A nativeWashingtonian, she lives in the District of Columbia with her husband, TomThompson.  Her son, Thomas Lynch, is alsoa graduate of Tulane University and teaches in the DC public school system.