Senior Law & Policy Analyst
Lisa Mantel joined CHHS in 2021 as a Senior Law and Policy Analyst. She holds a BA in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland at College Park and a JD from Gonzaga University School of Law. While in law school, Lisa served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Gonzaga Journal of International Law. Following law school, she worked as a law clerk for the Hon. Paul W. Armstrong in the Somerset County (NJ) Superior Court, Criminal Division.
Lisa has more than 15 years of public safety experience in a variety of roles. Prior to law school, Lisa worked for nearly six years as a 9-1-1 dispatcher in Washington state. After her clerkship, Lisa briefly practiced employee benefits law in Washington, DC. She later worked for Lafayette Group in Vienna, VA, specializing in emergency communications. In this position, Lisa supported planning efforts with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Emergency Communications. She helped write Disaster Emergency Communications Plans and Statewide Communication Interoperability Plans for numerous states. Most recently, Lisa worked for the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) as the Deputy Director of Technical Assistance. At PERF, Lisa delivered training and technical assistance to police agencies nationwide on a variety of topics, including the police use of drones, improving homicide investigations, and the intersection of police and immigration.
In her current role, Lisa works with the planning division of the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security. She also serves as the Regional Planner to the National Capital Region.
Lisa is admitted to practice law in New York and the District of Columbia. She is also a certified Project Management Professional.