Born and raised on the Big Island of Hawaii, Lisa Cabalis joins the Blue Zones Project ohana as the Statewide Program Director. With more than a decade of experience in marketing, communications, and successfully managing community outreach programs, Lisa is precocious and passionate about improving the quality of life for her Hawaii Island community. Lisa graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Marketing, and later completed her master’s degree with honors from Hawaii Pacific University in Communication. Prior to working with Blue Zones Project, Lisa oversaw the Marketing and Communications Department at Hawaii Pacific University and previously managed the Marketing and Communications Department at CU Hawaii Federal Credit Union in Hilo. She has extensive experience with community outreach projects, including the development and instruction of a community Financial Literacy program on Hawaii Island. Lisa is passionate about helping others live longer, happier, healthier lives—physically, spiritually, and financially. During her free time, she loves to cook, garden, and spend time outdoors with her dogs Mochi and Ube.