Lisa Borders, president of the Atlanta City Council, has been named president of the Henry W. Grady Health System Foundation. As president, Borders will lead the Foundation’s development and community outreach efforts and provide support for the Greater Grady Campaign, a large-scale capital fund-raising effort for the health system that will kick off in January 2009.
Borders has served as president of Atlanta’s city council since 2004. Prior to joining the Foundation, Borders was CEO of LMB Group LLC, a community investment, external affairs, marketing and communications company. She has previously worked as a senior vice president of Marketing and External Affairs with Cousins Properties, an Atlanta-based real estate investment trust.
Prior to joining Cousins, Borders worked in the health-care arena for more than 15 years. She served as the chief administrator for Atlanta Women’s Specialists and also served as vice president of operations for Healthcap Atlanta, a physician practice management company.
Borders’ work in the community has focused primarily on family issues in the areas of education, health care and housing. She serves as a trustee at the Westminster Schools, a board member at Clark Atlanta University, and as an advisory board member of Cool Girls and Year Up. She is a member of Leadership Georgia and recruits and interviews students for her alma mater, Duke University.
Borders holds a bachelor’s degree from Duke University and a masters of science in health administration from the University of Colorado.