Ellen Moutos Lee, Director of the Regional Foundation Library
Supervising an extensive collection of funding information, Ellen assists Central Texas-area nonprofits in identifying grants and other funding opportunities. Prior to joining the library, Ellen worked for the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. Ms. Lee has worked in development for an Austin area nonprofit and has served as a member of the City of Austin Grant Review Committee. Ms. Lee holds a Master of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science. She lives with her husband, son and rescue dog.
Susannah’s experience includes being the Executive Director & Station Manager for a National Public Radio affiliate, fundraising for education and workforce initiatives, and hosting and producing programs for public broadcasting. As a grant writer, Susannah has obtained over $10 million in project funds for nonprofit organizations. She is a trained member of Mission Capital’s Interim Executive Director Placement Program and is Director of Greater Good Strategies Nonprofit Consulting. Susannah realized that she was a nonprofit geek because over the years she was compelled to keep reading, experiencing and learning more and more about the good work of nonprofit organizations. She holds a master’s degree in Business with an Arts Administration (Nonprofit) specialization from the University of Wisconsin School of Business and a bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). She writes about nonprofits at GreaterGoodGeek.com and @GreaterGoodGeek.
Lisa Jones, Regional Foundation Library Affiliate
After 27 years as a cataloger and archivist in the University of Texas General Libraries and Harry Ransom Center, Lisa began full time work in non-profit development in Austin and San Francisco, including Austin Lyric Opera, United States Lighthouse Society, Texas Book Festival, and UMLAUF Sculpture Garden and Museum. She specializes in arts, cultural, and historical interest funding. She serves on the boards of Austin Shakespeare and in•situ (a producing company in light and sound media).
Kristian is currently pursuing his master’s degree from the School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin. A Montana native, Kristian enrolled in School of Social Work to pursue his interests in social justice and policy reform. He hopes to use his degree to affect change for those who have had interaction with the criminal justice system. Kristian is inspired by the passion of the patrons visiting the library and enjoys learning about the creative endeavors they have undertaken.