Lisa Mishraky Javier 23

Lisa Mishraky-Javier

Senior Associate

She, Her, Hers

View Lisa’s condensed bio here.


I work to advance efforts to support public systems focusing on the use of data and research to inform policy, decision making, and best practices. I lead a national initiative aimed at improving well-being outcomes for expectant and parenting youth in foster care, their children, and families. I work with the team that monitors child welfare systems facing class-action litigation. I also support the Youth Thrive initiative, which applies research in adolescent development to change policy and practice, so all young people have the opportunity to succeed. 

I do this work because

I am committed to transforming oppressive and inequitable systems and working to achieve a more racially, economically and socially just society.

I am most proud of

Learning from and supporting the personal and professional development of expectant and parenting youth in foster care and young parent leaders. 

Work History

  • Trainer and Coach, Research Foundation of the City University of New York
  • Director, Foster Care Placement Prevention Program and Department of Social Services, Family Homeless Shelter in New York City

Education and Awards

  • M.S.W., Graduate School of Social Work, Columbia University
  • B.A., Temple University

When the day is done

I enjoy traveling, volunteering, community activism, and raising a brilliant son who teaches me daily how to be a better human being.