Lisa Ranahan Andon
Deputy Executive Director
Lisa joined MCT in 2004 as the Deputy Executive Director and Grants Program Manager, after nine years at the Pohnpei State Government where she served as an Executive Assistant for the Economic Development Authority and as an Historic Preservationist for the Division of Historic Preservation and Cultural Affairs (HP&CA). She earned her B.A. in American Studies from Grinnell College in 1992 and came to Pohnpei as a Peace Corps Volunteer the same year. During her Peace Corps service, she taught English as a Second Language and Math at the Our Lady of Mercy Vocational Training School and volunteered part-time at the HP&CA. During her subsequent, formal employment at the HP&CA, she managed projects and led the development and opening of the Nahnsehleng Maritime Center. She returned to the US to complete an M.A. in American Studies with a Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation and concentrations in Pacific Islands Studies and Cultural Resource Management at the University of Hawaii, Manoa in 1999. She is also a 2005 alumna of the University of California, Berkeley’s Beahrs Environmental Leaders program. In addition, she has completed Unitec New Zealand's Pacific Conservation NGO Management and Leadership Training course in 2010, earning a Post-Graduate Certificate. She lives with her family in Wone, Kitti on the island of Pohnpei and enjoys baking and gardening in her spare time.