Lisa Edwards Greene

Lisa Edwards Greene, a Butler County native who has called Muhlenberg County home for the past 25 years, leads the Felix E. Martin Jr. Foundation’s postsecondary success efforts as the Program Manager of Muhlenberg Achieves. It is through this program – designed to assist residents from kindergarten through adulthood achieve postsecondary success through resource sharing and community awareness events – that Lisa manages partnerships with Muhlenberg County Schools as well as a variety of regional employers and postsecondary institutions.. Through this network, Lisa designs college campus and career tours, hosts FAFSA completion workshops, as well as provides continuous engagement sessions with speakers and educational information to support individuals in their postsecondary education efforts.
Lisa’s own postsecondary education took place at Western Kentucky University, where in 2002 she earned bachelor's degrees in both English/Allied Language Arts and Secondary Education. Immediately following college graduation, Lisa began her career as a high school English teacher in Hopkins County, where for seven years she taught high school English. It was during this experience that Lisa realized that her passion was to identify opportunities for the most underserved and under-resourced student population. For this reason, Lisa continued her career in education as an interventionist at Greenville Elementary, then as an Adult Education Specialist with Madisonville Community College’s Adult Education program where she assisted students in completing their GED. It was here that, in addition to supporting students’ GED attainment, Lisa helped connect these new GED graduates to careers and other opportunities that supported their overall wellbeing and contributions throughout the community. Considering herself a lifelong learner, Lisa has received certifications in Social Media Marketing and Google Suites, and has attended FAFSA workshop trainings, National College Attainment Network workshops, and is a recent graduate of the Muhlenberg Civic Leadership Institute (MCLI), where she sharpened her leadership skills with a focus on effective community engagement. Lisa’s capstone project, as part of the MCLI leadership program, was to form a community-wide education and job fair for Muhlenberg residents of all ages, which is scheduled to take place in spring 2023. Beyond her work as the Foundation’s leader of postsecondary initiatives across Muhlenberg County, Lisa is engaged in community, serving as a Chamber Ambassador for the Muhlenberg County Chamber of Commerce, as well as being an active member of Muhlenberg’s county-wide education and health coalitions, Champions for a Drug Free Community, and a long-time member of Green River Chapel Church. Lisa resides in Central City with her two sons, Carter, a freshman at Western Kentucky University, and Max, a 6th grader at Muhlenberg North Middle School along with her two dogs, Felix and Faith. In her free time, Lisa loves spending time with friends and family over a good cup of coffee or a delicious meal from one of Muhlenberg’s local eateries.