Ostrea Strategies was founded and is led by Lisa Jaguzny. Lisa is a creative, solutions-focused conservation leader with more than two decades of executive level experience in the philanthropic and nonprofit sector. Her career has been punctuated by the creation of impactful initiatives, each with a unique mix of political savvy, trusted partnerships, strategic vision, and a well-honed toolkit. She brings this approach to her consulting practice, named Ostrea or Oyster, an iconic species of ecological and cultural importance valued for improving its surrounding ecosystem.
Drawing from a breadth of leadership roles in philanthropy and nonprofits, Lisa has cultivated a seasoned understanding of what it takes to create deep and durable campaigns. As CEO of the Campion Foundation and Campion Advocacy Fund, a 501(c)(4) organization, Lisa fostered collaborations that continue to generate wins for conservation.
At Biodiversity Funders Group, she has catalyzed collaboration between policymakers and philanthropy to advance biodiversity, while sparking pulses of action by funders to accelerate policy shifts. In partnership with foundation leaders, she leads efforts to engage authentically with Tribal-led conservation initiatives, resulting in increased directed funding that leverages public dollars.
As a leader in the nonprofit sector, her success in building and enriching organizational capacity is a hallmark of her work. As Executive Director of Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center, Lisa transformed a 240-acre farm into a force for promoting climate resilient practices through regenerative agriculture and environmental stewardship. Whether she is working closely with Indigenous leaders in Alaska, farmers in the Pacific NW, or venture capitalists, Lisa engenders trust and inspires action.
Lisa has created numerous tools and evaluation instruments, coached dozens of emerging leaders, and served as a strategic advisor for social change campaigns throughout North America.