Lisa Maye, MSW

Lisa Maye, MSW, is a Sr. Project Associate and has been with PRI since 2019. She provides technical assistance, meeting facilitation, and project management to jurisdictions involved in the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge, specifically to those who have developed behavioral health and criminal justice strategies. While at PRI, Lisa has facilitated Sequential Intercept Model (SIM) Mapping workshops (in-person and virtual) for the SAMHSA’s GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation, Statewide Summits, and Policy Academies. In addition, she provides technical assistance support as a trainer for the SAMHSA’s GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation Trauma-Informed Responses for Criminal Justice System and has facilitated several Communities of Practice for Criminal Justice Professionals. Lisa also oversees the fee-for-service arm of the organization; wherein nation-wide jurisdictions seek PRA’s products on a paid, contractual, basis. Prior to joining PRI, she served as a Public Service Assistant faculty member with the University of Georgia, Carl Vinson Institute of Government (CVIOG). Ms. Maye’s career experience has provided her with sound knowledge of organizational and programmatic development. Ms. Maye previously held management positions at the state level, including the Georgia Department of Corrections’ Office of Health Services, Mental Health Department, where she provided technical oversight to mental health programs, policy, ancillary services, training, and comprehensive audits. She has also served as Program Director with the Georgia Department of Human Services, Division of Family and Children Services, in the Permanency, Adoptions and Resource Development programs. She is a Licensed Master Social Worker and earned a Corrections Leadership Institute certificate from UGA/CVIOG. Ms. Maye has a special interest in systems theory, solution focused decision making, program planning and design, meeting facilitation, governmental administration and management, and organizational social work. Ms. Maye received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Columbia University, in the City of New York, and her Bachelor’s degree in Social Welfare from Adelphi University, located in Garden City, New York.