Lisa Raiola

Experience Maker

Senior Advisor and Small Business Specialist

About Lisa Raiola:

Lisa Raiola is the founder and President of Hope & Main, Rhode Island’s premier culinary incubator. Lisa has more than 30 years of experience in program development and advancement at non-profit organizations in healthcare and higher education with a special focus on distributive justice, social responsibility, and economic development. Currently, she is the VP for Advancement at Roger Williams University. Previously, Lisa was a Clinical Assistant Professor for Community Health and Medical Ethics at the Brown University School of Medicine where she developed and instructed courses in public health research; health promotion and disease prevention; food security and food justice; healthcare financing and system reform; and health disparity and the burden of disease.