Lisa Hanretty

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Lisa Hanretty

Lisa Hanretty

Director of Development

Lisa has been a devoted member of the Embers community since 2002, in both the role of parent – with eight children having graduated from Embers – and administrative staff, as former Head of School (2016-2023). During her time as Head of School, Lisa spearheaded the creation of the Embers Parents Association in 2001, a thriving program which remains fundamental to our school’s identity. Lisa has a B.S. in Business Administration and Marketing from DePaul University. She served as Director of Development during the renovation and re-dedication of her home parish, St. Mary of the Angels Church. As Embers’ Director of Development, she is dedicated to the growth of Embers, while developing and cultivating the vision that was set forth by its founders.

Lisa loves spending free time cooking international delights, including Italian dishes and a famous Irish Crème cake. Lively evenings outdoors include games of basketball or bocce ball with her family, which includes 8 graduated Embers Sparks!