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, and develops and implements communications plans for major projects and initiatives at UC San Francisco.

She leads internally focused communications campaigns, leading a team that writes and edits web stories, e-newsletters and collaterals across the enterprise. Cisneros also plans and executes events, including the monthly UCSF town halls and the annual Chancellor's State of the University Address.

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 Communications 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 completed emergency management communications with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency.