Children & Youth, acting co-director
Mentoring, Capacity Building
Lisa Bottomley is a Senior Specialist in MSU Extension with a focus on youth mentoring. She began working at MSU Extension in July 2000. Lisa completed her undergraduate studies at Central Michigan University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Sociology and earned a Master of Arts in Youth Development from Michigan State University.
As a specialist, Lisa provides training, resources and support to staff with mentoring and volunteer coordination responsibilities. This support is provided through statewide, regional, and site-specific trainings, designing and distributing resource materials and responding to questions. She was the project leader for the Ready to Go: Mentor Training Tool Kit. In recent years, she has taught an online graduate course on Youth Mentoring for MSU and a course for volunteer managers. She has been a member of the National Mentoring Resource Center's Stakeholders Council and has been a member of the Mentor Michigan Providers Council.
Lisa was an Extension Educator at the Ottawa County MSU Extension office for eight years prior to moving to her current position. In this role she managed the Journey 4-H Youth Mentoring program and the Ottawa County Mentoring Collaborative.