Lisa Gilmore, LCPC, M.Ed.
UTAP Lead Consultant
(She/Her/They/Them)—Lisa is Principal and Founder of Illinois Accountability Initiative (IL-AI), which strives to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people in their self-determined efforts to create and sustain accountability practices in local communities, among individuals, and within systems and institutions. IL-AI believes that community accountability practices can increase safety and reduce harm in the lives of LGBTQ people, transforming communities and directly challenging social conditions that support oppression and violence in many forms. IL-AI is a proud member of the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs. Lisa is Lead Consultant on ALSO’s Underserved Technical Assistance Project for the Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women’s Outreach and Services to Underserved Populations Grant. Lisa is also a Senior Consultant with Morten Group, LLC, a national consulting firm specializing in organizational and resource development, including a specialty in incorporating racial equity efforts within strategic planning and everyday organizational practices. Lisa served as Director of Education and Victim Advocacy at Center on Halsted, Chicago’s LGBTQ community center. While at the Center from 2005—2013, Lisa provided victim services and guided the work of the Anti-Violence Project, Legal Program, professional training and technical assistance, and the implementation of the Center’s formal systems-level advocacy efforts—all aimed at reducing the impact of bias in the lives of LGBTQ people. Lisa is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and has provided individual counseling, group support, or crisis counseling to hundreds of survivors and witnesses of domestic, sexual, hate, police, and HIV status-related violence. Before dedicating herself to LGBTQ-specific anti-violence efforts, Lisa worked for several years with adults dually diagnosed with developmental disabilities and mental illness.