Lisa Bates

Chief Executive Officer

Lisa Bates is the Chief Executive Officer of Sacramento Steps Forward.

She recently served six years in deputy director positions for California Department of Housing and Community Development leading housing policy initiatives including adoption of a statewide housing assessment, and overseeing development and deployment of over 15 housing and community development funding programs to communities and affordable housing developers. Prior to state service, Lisa spent 21 years with Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency, including 11 years in senior leadership positions. While working for SHRA she provided strategic direction and program development in housing, and community development throughout the Sacramento Region.

She holds a Bachelors Degree from UC Davis in International Relations and is a graduate of the Sierra Health Leadership program

She has been Sacramento area resident for 29 years and enjoys spending time with her husband of 25 years, children and grandchildren.