Lisa Van Doren serves as Vice President and Chief of Staff for Government Affairs at the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives. In this capacity, she oversees NCFC’s government affairs staff and directs NCFC’s public policy agenda. She serves as NCFC liaison to the Congressional Farmer Cooperative Caucus and coordinates the activities of the NCFC Government Affairs Committee.

Prior to joining NCFC in 2008, Lisa served as Director of Public Policy for the National Corn Growers Association. She also served as Professional Staff for the House Committee on Agriculture. There she worked on the 2002 Farm Bill and managed numerous key legislative issues including food safety inspection programs, crop protection regulations, specialty crops, energy, clean air, and forest management.

Lisa also worked in the personal office of former Rep. Charles Stenholm (D-TX) and was an intern for former Rep. Ciro D. Rodriguez (D-TX).

A native Texan, Lisa was raised in Hondo, about 45 miles west of San Antonio, on a beef cattle and horse ranch. She graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Development. Lisa also earned a Master of Science in Environmental Sciences from The Johns Hopkins University. She lives in Washington, DC, with her husband, Terry, and their two children.