Rodman & Associates are seasoned professional philanthropic advisors dedicated to helping individuals, families and organizations make a lasting and impactful philanthropic mark. Our goals with each client includes helping to clarify and formalize objectives for giving, using our extensive knowledge of local, national and international nonprofits to find the best philanthropic fit and then measuring outcomes and assessing next steps.

From a gift for tax purposes, to establishing a corporate giving program, to leaving a legacy for generations to come, Rodman & Associates professionalizes the giving process. Through personal interviews, counsel, execution and assessment we support our clients in customizing their philanthropy for greatest impact and meaning.

Lisa Rodman, Founder

Lisa RodmanLISA RODMAN is a 20 year veteran of the nonprofit arena and the founder of Rodman & Associates where she advises and supports individuals, businesses and foundations on philanthropic initiatives and partnerships. Lisa has been called multiple times to lead organizations through intense times of change and growth. As a nonprofit Director and CEO, her expertise is professionalizing the mission-driven cause. She says one of her biggest passions is to watch a program take form. “To see a program grow from someone’s baby to a self-sustaining entity is humbling. It is always an honor, a privilege, and a thrill to be involved in that process.”

Accustomed to working alongside political figures, professional sports players, entertainers, and other influential citizens, Lisa been seen on CNN, ESPN, ABC, NBC, FOX, and quoted in print media across the U.S.

Her desire to make an impact has significantly benefited her hometown of Austin, Texas, communities across the United States, and families around the world. While CEO of HeartGift Foundation she oversaw the expansion of the program to ultimately serve children from across five continents. Lisa loves to travel internationally, having lived in Germany, married in London, and visiting more than 20 countries. Her most recent travels were in China.

Lisa and her husband, Robert, have been married for 30 years and have two adult children. They are part of a large extended family spread across Colorado and Texas. In her free time she enjoys a game of bridge, traveling and studying theology.  When asked to describe herself in 10 words or less Lisa answered, “I love the impossibly ambitious and achieving the impossible!”

Joy Selak, PhD, CAP®

Joy Selak, PhDJoy Selak comes to Rodman & Associates with experience in education, finance, nonprofit leadership, strategic planning and fundraising. She is a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy®, a graduate level certification earned through the American College of Financial Services. As a CAP®, Joy has the knowledge and skills needed to help her clients identify and address their philanthropic priorities while bringing to the task an understanding of organizational models and needs.

With two Master’s degrees and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, Joy has experience formulating and presenting learning plans that are developmental, effective and measurable, an asset in the design and assessment of giving programs. During 14 years as an Investment Advisor, Joy was a Vice President Investments with Smith Barney and, with her husband, managed over $100 million in assets, specializing in diverse portfolios tailored to their individual clients’ interests and needs.

As a nonprofit leader, Joy has been a founder, trustee, officer and development director. In Austin, Joy was a founder of A Legacy of Giving, a non-profit organization with a mission to grow a new generation of philanthropists among the students of Central Texas. As founder and board President of the San Juan Island Community Foundation, she developed the organization’s grant making, award, evaluation and record keeping protocols. In over 12 years of service on the ZACH Theatre board in Austin, Joy has led multiple committees and served as Board President as the organization completed the $23 million capital campaign and the opening of the Topfer theatre. Now, she brings her deep experience and multiple strengths to Rodman & Associates.