After fifteen years as a civil rights leader and entrepreneur, Scails joined the cultural alliance of western Connecticut as its executive director in 2006. The cultural alliance is based in Danbury, CT, a strong partner of DECD'S CT office of the arts, and the heart of the region's creativity. The cultural alliance serves 10-towns in northern Fairfield and southern Litchfield counties.
The Cultural Alliance works to make art more accessible; to provide resources that supports professional and organizational growth; to create opportunities that bring people together through creativity; and to facilitate cross sector connections to better leverage the arts and support community. We provide leadership to help arts leaders navigate issues related to equity and justice. Behind the curtain, the Cultural Alliance works to empower and raises awareness about the arts as partners for the economy and our way of life.
Lisa is a native to Danbury, earned her BA degree from Western CT State University. She serves on the Private Sector Network Council for American for the Arts; affiliated with the CT Arts Council; and she serves on several boards and Alliance groups locally and regionally. Lisa has received local, state, and national recognition for her professional accomplishments, including Western Ct State University's Centennial Award for Excellence.