About Lisa

Lisa Attygalle

Director, Engagement

Contact Details:
e. lisa@tamarackcommunity.ca
p. 226.220.6242

Remote Office: Waterloo, Ontario

About Lisa
Lisa is an artist and communications specialist who is passionate about engagement, customer loyalty, and the use of technology. In her role at Tamarack, Lisa leads efforts to improve the learner experience to enable increased engagement and collaboration across the Tamarack Learning Communities and community-based projects. She heads up Tamarack's integrated communications, database and online spaces, and constantly advocates for simplicity in infrastructure, frameworks and design. Lisa also facilitates sessions on Community Engagement and Continuous Communication to educate others in applying the principles of marketing, advertising, customer loyalty, and user experience to community initiatives.

Lisa comes to this work with 7 years of experience at Quarry Integrated Communications - one of Canada's leading communications firms, where she worked with clients in agribusiness, healthcare, financial services and technology. Lisa brings private sector knowledge to public sector work. Hailing from Australia, Lisa also worked on major water infrastructure projects as the liaison between Government, Engineering and the Community.

On the side, Lisa is one of ten owners of Seven Shores Community Café in Waterloo, ON, where she coordinates community events and monthly art exhibits. She is also a Trustee of the KW Awesome Foundation - a group that provides no-strings attached grants for "awesome" community-based projects.

Area of Expertise
  • Community Engagement
Recent Work
  • Forward: How Technology Improves Community Engagement. 2015. Engage!
  • Developed a guide titled Engaging Your Community for the Ontario Museum Association that details a 6 step process for museums to go through when they want to have a closer relationship and be more relevant to their community.
  • Worked with B’More for Healthy Babies, Baltimore, MD, to help them to develop a framework for Community Engagement around the issue of improving birth outcomes in two low income neighbourhoods.
  • Led a series of workshops for the Region of Waterloo on Public Engagement principles and tools as they prepare to launch their new Public Engagement Guidelines.

Seminars and Workshops
  • Community Engagement: The Next Generation
  • Creating a Community Engagement Plan: Capacity Building Workshop
  • Exploring Technology for Community Engagement
  • Continuous Communications for Backbone Organizations: Capacity Building Workshop
  • Building Loyalty:  Engagement Lessons from the Private Sector

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