Lisa Johnson is CEO of BioForward Wisconsin and admits that managing a nonprofit has an entirely new set of challenges vs. private industry. A finance major out of UW-Madison who was fortunate to work with brilliant scientists in starting the life science reagents company Novagen back in 1989 and travel the world working for Merck KGaA/EMD. She has a passion for building Wisconsin’s biohealth ecosystem and will support those that are action-oriented and exhibit positive energy in driving our state’s economy. Her expertise lies in general management, operations, business development, and leading results-oriented teams. She likes to dance to her own beat, demonstrate results, and applaud those that put the community before themselves.