Lisa Petersen, MS
Lead Management and Program Analyst
As the lead management and program analyst in CDC’s Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support (OSTLTS), Lisa Petersen, MS, provides day-to-day oversight of the administrative and management processes to stand up the new office, including providing leadership and guidance to OSTLTS management and staff in business services, budget, and fiscal management planning and execution, facilities operations, and personnel.
Prior to joining OSTLTS, Petersen served as special assistant to the chief management officer in the Coordinating Center for Environmental Health and Injury Prevention (CCEHIP). In this capacity, she participated in diverse strategic-planning efforts and provided oversight and management of program, administrative, and workforce-related projects, in addition to overseeing CCEHIP's budget, fiscal management and execution process, personnel, and facilities operations. She provided counsel, problem definition and resolution, and communication and strategic planning support to senior staff supporting science, communications, program evaluation, workforce and career development, and global outreach.
At the Office on Smoking and Health, Petersen worked on numerous program evaluation projects and served as the project lead in the multi-year process to design and implement one of CDC's first electronic program monitoring systems in support of the state-based National Tobacco Control Program. Petersen received her graduate degree in public policy and management and her undergraduate degree in environmental studies.