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Lisa Cannistraci, Member - New York, NY

lisa_cannistaci.jpgLisa co-owns Henrietta Hudson Bar & Girl on Hudson ST in New York City and is a philanthropist and community activist.

“Social responsibility is what it’s all about,” says Lisa. She feels true passion “lies in community activism, grass roots politics and providing a safe and happy environment for the LGBT community.” Lisa defines her philanthropic activities as being deeply rooted in and connected to a community of people who historically have had to fight for their rights as human beings and who have had “to fashion a life out of nothing”, giving each other support with “good grace” and encouragement. Social responsibility has become a lifestyle for Lisa, an integral part of how she views, loves and appreciates the world.

Lisa served on the Board of Marriage Equality New York before joining the MEUSA Board in 2012.