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Introducing the FY 2016 Officers of Impact Austin’s Board of Directors

Each year, a very special group of Impact Austin members toil behind the scenes for the benefit of the entire membership.  In a continuing series of blog posts, we are introducing you to these talented women and hope that this will allow you to get to know them a little better.  You met the Executive Committee in our last “Introducing” post.  Now, meet the Directors of the Impact Austin Board!

 Lisa Allen

Co-Owner and Partner, PlanningWorks, Inc.

Lisa joined talents with Mikiel Featherston to start PlanningWork$ in 1999. Since then, she has been providing client consulting and financial management for asset accumulation and wealth preservation. Lisa is a Certified Wealth Strategist® and a long-standing member of the Financial Planning Association.

As a founding member of Impact Austin in 2002, she currently serves on its Board of Directors. Currently she serves as President of the Iota House Corporation of Chi Omega Fraternity, and chair of the Special Projects-Financial Committee.  She supports MLF and the Community First! Village project, and remains an active member of CREW Austin after her term as a board member.

In August 2012, Lisa was recognized as a finalist for Austin's Most Influential Women: 2012 Profiles in Power Award.


Lisa Apfelberg

Executive Director and Nonprofit Consultant

I am very passionate about all non- profits having been a non- profit professional in Austin for over a decade.  I was looking to make an even bigger impact on Austin's community and city so when an opportunity came to join the board, I was thrilled to jump in.  I truly believe that through our grants, we touch so many parts of our local community and I want to do everything I can to support our efforts.

I've lived in Austin for fourteen years and in addition to volunteering with or working for local non- profits, I'm busy raising my two children and our many pets.


Patricia Burgess

Attorney and Philanthropist

Becoming an Impact Austin member, a member of the Board of Directors, Chair of the Governance Committee and member of the Audit Committee, as well as liaison to IMPACT-edu (the new philanthropy education group) and G3 (our wonderful young women’s group) has been an immediate introduction to incredible women and non-profit organizations in the central Texas area.

My avocations are reading and writing, being active (run/hike/swim/bike) and travelling with my family.


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