Lisette Carbajal

Vice President, State Government Relations

Richmond, VA

+1 804 775 1918


Lisette serves as vice president of state government relations for McGuireWoods Consulting in Virginia. She has over a decade of experience in both the public and private sector and has worked with various levels of government and numerous coalitions across the country on policy matters ranging from healthcare to financial services.

Prior to joining the firm, Lisette worked in Capital One’s government and policy affairs group. She led public policy engagements in numerous states on a variety of issues, including credit card policy, ESG, and data privacy. Before Capital One, Lisette held the position of director of government affairs at the Virginia Health Care Association where she represented nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Before entering the private sector, Lisette was a policy advisor and community integration coordinator at the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services and focused on individuals with disabilities and vulnerable adults.

Her public sector experience began when Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe appointed her as a policy advisor and as the state’s latino liaison to his administration. In this role, she advised the governor on policy and legislative priorities related to the Secretary of Administration, Secretary of Technology, and the Secretary of Health and Human Resources.

Lisette currently serves on the Board of Visitors to Mount Vernon, Alzheimer’s Association: Greater Richmond Chapter Board of Directors, Scholars Latino Initiative, and Virginia Health Catalyst Board of Directors. She is also engaged with other Alzheimer’s advocacy organizations, including Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers and Hilarity for Charity. She formally served on the Virginia Board of Health Professions and the Virginia Advisory Board in Service and Volunteerism.

She is a graduate of the University of Virginia, where she received a bachelor’s degree in foreign affairs with a concentration in Latin America. She holds a master’s degree in public administration from Virginia Tech. 


Scholars Latino Initiative – Board Member, January 2023 – Present

The Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Richmond – Board Member, July 2016 – Present

Virginia Health Catalyst – Board Member, January 2020 – Present

George Washington’s Mount Vernon – Board of Visitors, July 2021 – Present

Hilarity for Charity (HFC) – Respite Care Grant Review Committee Member , January 2020 – Present

LatinosAgainstAlzheimer’s Coalition (UsAgainstAlzheimer’s) – Advisory Member, September 2015 – December 2022

Virginia Advisory Board in Service and Volunteerism – Board Member, February 2020 – July 2021

The Virginia Board of Health Professions – Board Member, December 2017 – May 2019

Virginia Society of Association Executives – Graduate of the Association Leadership Virginia Program, December 2020

Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia – Political Leaders Program, December 2015