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					                                 Lisa S. Fisher
                           7707 Wisconsin Avenue
                                     # 804
                             Bethesda, MD 20814
                                410.282.1692
                           LisaSFisher@comcast.net



CURRICULUM VITAE

Professional Experience

Business Owner, the Village Coffeehouse, Dundalk, MD. 2004-2008
     Conceived, founded and managed a popular coffeehouse in a
     revitalization district. Created marketing campaign, game nights, open-
     mic nights and poetry readings.

Lead Organizer, American Federation of State, County and Municipal
     Employees (AFSCME). 2001-2004
     Organized and supervised union organizers in a multi-campus campaign
     to organize exempt/professional employees in the University of Maryland
     system. Identified and developed campus leadership, created and
     implemented contract ratifications statewide, assisted in creation of
     extensive marketing campaigns, ran campus meetings, ran issue-based
     pressure campaigns, ran trainings for leaders, maintained member lists
     and solicited new membership.

Staff Attorney, Service Employees International Union (SEIU Local 585).
      1996-1999
      Performed legal services, including NLRB/PERB petitioning and ULP
      matters, represented members in grievances, arbitrations and settlements.
      Wrote briefs and memoranda. Negotiated contracts, trained and advised
      union staff, represented the union in public events, assisted in
      representation campaigns.

Union Organizer, Service Employees International Union (SEIU Local
585). 1992-1993
      Successfully organized nursing home and public sector employees during
      a statewide campaign. Identified and developed local leadership.
Union Organizer, United Electrical Workers (UE). 1990-1992
     Successfully assisted in public and private sector organizing campaigns in
     several states. Chaired Plastics Workers Organizing Committee in greater
     Pittsburgh. Organized pressure and lobbying campaigns. Developed
     literature. Testified in NLRB proceedings.

Teaching Fellow, University of Pittsburgh. 1989-1990.
     Continued graduate studies in labor history while assisting in introductory
     level courses.

Graduate Assistant, University of North Carolina, Charlotte. 1987-1989
     Assisted various faculty in introductory level undergraduate courses while
     taking graduate courses and writing thesis.



Education

Juris Doctor. Suffolk University Law School, 1996.

     Thesis:
          Nonprofit Organizations and the Americans With
          Disabilities Act

     Honors:
         Leo Wyman Memorial Scholarship
         Garrett Byrne Memorial Scholarship
         National Lawyers Guild Carty Award
         Student Bar Association Silver Key Commendation

     Research:
          Updated Official Annotations for the Massachusetts
          Rules of Criminal Procedure
          Assisted Professor Eric Blumenson in Texas Law
          Review publication, Mapping the Limits of Skepticism
          in Law and Morals
     Student Leadership Activities:
          President, Suffolk University Lawyers Guild.
          Founder, Academic Convocation held in March 1996.
          Contributing Columnist to student-run newspaper,
          Dicta.

Master of Arts, History. University of North Carolina,
Charlotte, 1990.

     Thesis:
     Union Solidarity in a Southern State: the Henderson, NC Strike
     1958-1961

     Honors:
         Holt Award for original research.
         Nominee, Graduate Woman of the Year.

     Research:
          Oral histories of residents in historic properties in
          Mecklenburg County, NC
          Oral histories of employees of the Henderson Mill in Henderson,
          NC
          Extensive primary and secondary research
          conducted in relation to Master’s Thesis (partially departmentally
          funded)

     Presentations:
          Women in the Henderson Strike, presented at the Women’s
          History Forum, UNC Charlotte,1989.
          Luther Hodges in a New South State, presented at the Graduate
          History Forum, UNC Charlotte, 1989.

     Student Leadership Activities:
          Founded the UNC Charlotte Graduate History Forum,
          attended by graduate students from around the region.
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science. University of North
Carolina, Charlotte, 1987.

     Thesis: Ideological Differences Between District
     Attorneys and Public Defenders.

     Honors:
         Bill Mitchell Award (awarded by faculty to the graduating student
         judged to be most outstanding)
         Undergraduate Woman of the Year (faculty selection)
         Student Government Award for Outstanding Student Legislator
         Most Outstanding Prelaw Student
         Cameron Morrison Scholarship
         Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science honor society)
         Omicron Delta Kappa (leadership honor society)

     Student Leadership Activities:
          Chair of Student Legislature
          Speaker Pro Tem of Student Legislature
          Arts and Sciences Representative of Student Legislature
          Founder and President, International Studies Association
          Founder and President, Prelaw Society
          Founder and Leader, Students for a Public Radio
          Occasional Contributor, The Forty Niner Times
          Student Manager, Cone University Center



Political and Community Leadership Experience

     Board Member, Dundalk Renaissance Corporation. 2001-2004,
     2006-2009
     Volunteer, Obama for America, 2008
     Board Member, Dundalk Optimist Club. 2007-2009
     Oratorical Chairman, Dundalk Optimist Club. 2006-2009
     Founder and Member, Dundalk Citizens Against Litter. 2004-2006
     Chair, Dundalk Avenue Streetscape Committee. 2002-2003
     Founder and Incorporator, Dundalk Renaissance Corporation. 2001
     Member, Citizens for a Civilian Police Review Board, Pittsburgh,
     PA. 1997-1999
     Member, Pittsburgh Alliance For Progressive Action. 1997-1999
     Co-drafter, Pittsburgh, PA Living Wage Legislation. 1997
     Delegate, Democratic National Convention, 1992
     Western Pennsylvania Coordinator, Jerry Brown For President,
     1992.

Interests:
     Politics
     Writing (political essays, fiction, poetry)
     Housing rehabilitation
     Issue organizing
     Adult education

References:

Elizabeth Devlin
California Nurses Association
813-259-1222
edevlin@calnurses.org

Mary Harvey, Director
Baltimore County Office of Community Conservation
410-887-3317
mharvey @baltimorecountymd.gov

Deborah Cornely
Editor
Dundalk Eagle
410-288-6060

Amy Menzer
Executive Director
Dundalk Renaissance Corporation
410-288-2019
amy@dundalkusa.org


                  **Writing samples available upon request**

				
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