Lisa Cisneros

Executive Director, Internal Communications

Headshot, Lisa Cisneros.

Lisa Cisneros, executive director of Internal Communications in the Office of Communications, leads a network of communicators across UCSF, provides communications counsel to senior leadership, develops and implements communications plans for major projects and initiatives, and directs emergency communications at UC San Francisco.

She leads internally focused communications, writes and edits web stories and e-newsletters, collaterals and speeches for UCSF leadership, and produces special reports, such as UCSF's Economic Impact Report. Cisneros also plans and executes campuswide events such as the Chancellor's State of the University Address and town hall meetings.

A member of the UCSF community since 1994, Cisneros has served in a variety of communications roles at UCSF, including senior director of Strategic Communications and editor-in-chief of UCSF's website. Prior to joining UCSF, Cisneros worked as a newspaper journalist, covering education, health care, sports and city government.

She holds a BA degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor degree in Print Journalism from San Francisco State University. Cisneros received special training in project management and leadership at Stanford University and in emergency communications by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency.