Lise L. Luttgens, Chief Executive Officer
Lise L. Luttgens was appointed the first chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles (GSGLA), assuming her role when the six Los Angeles-area legacy Girl Scout councils merged in December 2008. Since then, Lise has brought a renewed sense of growth and stability to the Movement and a strong sense of community and collaboration to the council. She leads a strategic vision for a reinvigorated Girl Scout presence in greater Los Angeles and is keenly focused on building a strong, passionate council that effectively serves nearly 47,000-girl and more than 25,000-adult membership.
Lise’s GSGLA career is featured in Women Leaders at Work: Untold Tales of Women Achieving Their Ambitions by Elizabeth Ghaffari (2011) and in 2012 she was nominated as CEO of the Year and Rising Star of the Year for the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Women Making a Difference Awards. In December 2012, PBS SoCal selected Lise as a Community Champion and featured her as a special guest in the PBS documentary MAKERS: Women Who Make America. Under Lise’s leadership in 2016, GSGLA was named Best Large Nonprofit of the Year by the Los Angeles Business Journal.
Previously, Lise was principal and founder of Luttgens & Associates, Inc., an executive coaching and consulting firm specializing in nonprofit and health care organizations in transition. In her consulting capacity, she served as interim CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Southern California and as chief operating officer for the Fulfillment Fund serving students in the L.A. Unified School District.
Prior to that she served 30 years as a hospital administrator, including chief roles at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), Doheny Eye Hospital, and Doheny Eye Institute at the USC-Keck School of Medicine.
A Girl Scout while growing up in San Francisco, Lise received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Beloit College in Wisconsin, a master’s degree in public health (hospital administration) from Yale University’s School of Medicine, and an advanced fellowship in academic medical center administration from the University of Michigan. She completed the executive management program from the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management and received certification from the College of Executive Coaching.