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Lisette Cooper

Lisette Cooper

Board Member, Healthy Minds Innovations

Lisette Cooper is a volunteer board member of Healthy Minds Innovations, Inc. Lisette currently serves as Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Athena Capital, which Lisette founded in 1993. In these roles, she sets the firm’s overall direction and leads the Investment Committee. Prior to founding Athena, Lisette served as manager of consulting services for Barra Inc., now MSCI Barra. She and her team specialized in modeling risk and developing investment solutions for institutional investors. She spent five years as a senior strategist at Merrill Lynch, where she analyzed, designed, and marketed innovative securities to institutional investors.


  • Ph.D., Harvard University
  • B.A., Wesleyan University