About the Presenter:
Lisa A. Gioia, CPA
Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership
As a sole practitioner in the Kansas City area, Lisa A. Gioia, CPA provides accounting and tax consulting services exclusively to not-for-profit organizations. She has developed and presented nationally numerous training courses both for CPAs and members of not-for-profit organizations. Ms. Gioia is a Senior Fellow with the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership in the University of Missouri - Kansas City and in this capacity she provides educational services to nonprofit organizations in the Kansas City area. Prior to practicing on her own, Ms. Gioia was a manager in the national accounting and auditing department of a national public accounting firm where she wrote accounting and auditing manuals and developed and taught continuing education courses on a national and local level.
Throughout a career of over 30 years, Ms. Gioia has been active in several community service organizations. She is a long-time United Way volunteer and serves as a finance volunteer to the United Way of Greater Kansas City Certification Committee. In addition, Ms. Gioia has served as Treasurer of the Board and Finance Committee Chair of the Women·s Foundation of Greater Kansas City, as a member of the Finance Council of St. Therese Parish, Parkville, as a member of the Board of Directors of Parkway Montessori School and as a member of the Board of Directors of Arts Alive.
Ms. Gioia is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants. She has served as chair of the Missouri Society of CPAs Not-for-Profit Committee and is licensed in the states of Missouri and New Jersey.
Ms. Gioia graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting, French and International Management from Avila College. She has a Master of Public Administration in Nonprofit Management from the University of Missouri - Kansas City.