Joe Liszewski serves Open Road as the Director of Operations and Finance, where he manages the organization's internal operations, including Human Resources, Finance, Operations, and Virtual-office management. Prior to working at Open Road Alliance, he was the Program Director of the NorthSky Nonprofit Network, the capacity-building program of Rotary Charities of Traverse City. In this position, Joe was responsible for the management of the NorthSky Nonprofit Network, including organizational counseling and managing consulting engagements with nonprofits throughout the region. Working with the Rotary Charities' Leadership Team, he managed programs and services to meet community needs, particularly in the areas of network and organizational capacity building.
Previously, Joe served as Executive Director of California ReLeaf, where he was responsible for the organization's overall direction, including advocacy, fundraising, and program administration. Joe joined California ReLeaf in 2005 and served as the Program Director before being promoted to Executive Director in 2010. While there, he managed numerous state and federal grants, including the administration of over $6 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds. Before California ReLeaf, Joe worked as a Program Manager for the National Tree Trust in Washington, DC.
Joe brings extensive organizational and program management experience to Open Road. He has a Bachelor of Science in Botany and Environmental Science from Miami University.