Deputy National Coordinator for Operations Chief Operating Officer
Lisa A. Lewis serves as the deputy national coordinator for operations and chief operating officer at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. In these positions, she is responsible for providing executive oversight and setting the strategic direction for matters related to program integrity, budget formulation and execution, grants and contracts management, human capital, information technology, and operational services.
During her first three years at ONC, Ms. Lewis served as the chief grants management officer, establishing and adroitly managing a new office, responsible for the oversight of over $1.7 billion in grants. As a recognized leader in the field of grants management, she championed innovative and cutting edge approaches to grants management and forged strong collaborative partnerships with program officials to provide a framework for ensuring program success and financial accountability. In 2012 and 2014, she received the Secretary’s Award for Meritorious Service for her outstanding efforts in implementing ONC grant programs.
Before coming to ONC, Ms. Lewis served as director of the grants management division within the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Grant Programs Directorate. This organization centralized all FEMA business grants management services under one Division. In this position, she was responsible for overseeing the operations of six branches, encompassing the full life cycle of grant administration. She was responsible for the grants policy development for all of FEMA’s 56 grant programs totaling over $50 billion dollars. Lisa was also responsible for awarding over 6,000 grants annually and managing close to 20,000 open grants.
Ms. Lewis holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, College Park. She also attended the University of Maryland School of Law.