Lisa Scales

President and CEO
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

Distributing food for more than 40 million meals annually through a network of 600 community partners in 11 counties of southwestern Pennsylvania, the four-decade-old Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank stepped up to feed thousands more during the pandemic of 2020 and 2021.

Honored by Pittsburgh Magazine as Pittsburgher of the Year in January, Lisa Scales is inspired by the ability of #nonprofits “to have collective impact to make meaningful change.” Having steered GPCFB since 2012, she can envision that future nonprofit leaders “will see their challenges as opportunities and will practice courage in the urgent pursuit of their mission.”

Lisa’s own nonprofit role model: Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, CEO of Feeding America. “She leads with her heart. She is fierce and compassionate.”

She might start the day with a breakfast of soft boiled egg, toast and fresh fruit, however, notes “for a treat – Pamela’s chocolate chip banana pancakes. 

Recommended reading: Starting With Why by Simon Sinek

Lisa’s future getaway? “My next vacation will be somewhere remote where I can stargaze and dream big!”

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