Lisa Mendes Eure

JBMTI Project Assistant

B.S. Emerson College 1986

As the Activities Coordinator for the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute, Lisa is responsible for the planning, execution and administration of all JBMTI programming.

Before joining JBMTI, Lisa worked in broadcast communications and public relations. She was part of the Post Production team on the PBS programs, Frontline, The American Experience and Adventure from 1988-1992. She was then recruited to work in the Public Affairs Department at WHDH-TV Channel 7, the NBC affiliate in Boston. During her 10 years there she work as a Field Producer on a variety of community programs such as Project Bread and the American Cancer Society. She also spent 5 years as an Associate Producer for the program Urban Update where she was able to delve into many subjects that had to do with local communities issues and politics. She won a local Emmy for her work on the documentary Voices of Violence, which profiled several women who where victims of domestic violence, including Shannon Booker of the Framingham 8.

Lisa is the first point of contact at the JBMTI office; she will answer your questions, find information, and resolve issues that come across her desk. Lisa’s interests in production, communications, social justice, and her dedication make her an important asset to the JBMTI team.

Lisa received her Bachelor of Science at Emerson College in 1986. She majored in Broadcast Television with a focus on documentary production. Some of the video projects she produced and wrote were: A profile of Paul Robeson, Red Lining in Boston’s South End, Homeless Teens, From Slavery to Freedom: Africans in America.

Some of Lisa’s favorite books and films:


Fergus, Jim. One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd. St. Martin’s Press, 175 Fifth Avenue New York N.Y.  Copyright 1998

Plath, Sylvia. The Bell Jar: A Novel. HarperCollins Publishers Inc., 10 East 53rd Street, New York, NY Copyright 1971

Diamont, Anita. The Red Tent. Picador USA, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY Copyright 1997


Eyes on The Prize: America’s Civil Rights Movement 1954-1985 Dir. Henry Hampton. Narrated by Julian Bond. A BlackSide Production, 1987

Country Boys Co-production of David Sutherland Productions, Inc., WGBH/FRONTLINE and the Independent Television Service (ITVS) 2006