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Lyzz Ogunwo

program director

Elizabeth “Lyzz” Ogunwo joined the NBPA Foundation in April 2017 and serves as the Program Director. Primarily responsible for the continued development of the player matching grant program, Lyzz oversees the evolution of the Foundation’s programmatic work in the US and around the world.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Lyzz served as the Leadership Development Director and White House Liaison to the Peace Corps in the Obama Administration. In these roles, she led the alignment of Peace Corps initiatives with White House priorities including international development efforts, girls education, entrepreneurship and government performance. Before this, Lyzz served as an Organizational Development and Planning Coordinator for Living Cities, where she managed strategic planning, board member engagement, and internal communications.

Lyzz received her B.A. in International Affairs and Corporate Communications from James Madison University and is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer from Senegal where she focused on small enterprise development and youth empowerment through sport. She currently serves on the boards of the Young African Professionals DC Network and the James Madison University Black Alumni Chapter.