Broward Housing Solutions welcomed Lisa Vecchi as President and CEO in early 2008 where she has been addressing the root cause of homelessness with Affordable Housing.
Indefatigably passionate about eradicating Broward County’s serious social issues surrounding homelessness, Vecchi’s 27-years of business experience serving as a healthcare executive enabled her to work closely with low-income, homeless, and disabled clients with behavioral health disorders.
Since 2009, Vecchi has been serving as Board Member and former Vice Chair of the Broward Housing Council where she continues her efforts in abolishing homelessness by providing affordable housing; also in 2009, Vecchi was appointed by State of Florida Department of Children and Families’ Secretary, George Sheldon, to serve as a member of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Advisory Council. Vecchi is a member of the Florida Supportive Housing Coalition and in 2010, she was honored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness’s TIMES Awards (Targeting Individuals for Meritorious and Exemplary Service).
A graduate of Leadership Broward Class Thirty (XXX) and Senior Executive Orientation (SEO) Vecchi also participated in Women Leading Broward’s “Up Close & Personal with Leading Women” and was nominated for South Florida Business Journal’s 2014 Influential Businesswomen Awards.
An Advisory Council member for Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services, and a member of the Broward County Mental Health Task Force – Criminal Justice, Vecchi also served as Board Secretary for Broward Alliance for Neighborhood Development (BAND). In 2012, Vecchi became an Advisory Council member of the Supportive Housing for Mission United (United Way of Broward County). A member since 2008, Vecchi served on the Mental Health Coalition of Broward County, a member of the Broward Housing & Community Development Task Force, Broward Woman’s Alliance (BWA) and The Florida Alliance of Community Development Corporations (FLACDC).
Awarded an Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Florida International University, Vecchi also studied Global Business Innovation-International MBA at The University of Stellenbosch in South Africa and graduated with her Bachelor of Science (BA) in Marketing Communications from the State University of New York’s F.I.T. Vecchi also studied Public Relations and Communications at The Middlesex Polytechnic College in England and, Le Maison De Sorbonne in Paris, France. In May 2018, Vecchi graduated from The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship-Florida State University’s College of Business.
Vecchi is trilingual in English, Italian and Spanish. Personally, Vecchi is a mother of one, practices meditation, enjoys working out, collecting art, and traveling; she is fulfilled by her civic engagement of advocating for vulnerable populations.