Lisa, Executive Director

Lisa serves Compass Women’s Center as the Executive Director, and desires that our community will come to know Compass as the “welcoming, safe and warm place,” it has been referred to by many.


About Lisa

Since her youth, Lisa always had a desire to use her life to serve the needs of others, and has done so in multiple countries, including Germany, Mongolia, Costa Rica, and Paraguay over the last 30 years.

As a native of Oakland, Maryland, she is well acquainted with Morgantown and excited to serve in the local community. Lisa delights in all people, and as a mother of four and a new grandmother to three, she is especially partial to “littles!”  She enjoys learning from others and walking alongside volunteers, donors, and families at Compass while offering a heart of compassion, care and help.

Lynnette Ryan, Client Care Director

Lynnette serves as Compass Women’s Center Client Care Director. Her hope is that Compass will serve Morgantown, WVU, and the surrounding communities to provide a warm, inviting, safe, and welcoming environment for both women and men and those who care about them.


About Lynnette

Lynnette is a native of Morgantown; she and her husband live in Preston County and are the proud parents of two (one a recent graduate of WVU). Lynnette is also a graduate of WVU and cares deeply for the university community and her hometown, as well as the surrounding areas. As a previous teacher, principal, and health promotion educator, Lynnette has dedicated her life to educating others and believes children are a gift and a blessing. She hopes to serve the Compass community with grace, compassion, and empathy and welcomes all who are in need of support or interested in learning and serving.