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Lisette Cooper

Lisette Cooper

Board Member, Healthy Minds Innovations

Lisette Cooper, PhD, Vice Chair of Fiduciary Trust International and former CEO of Athena Capital Advisors, has over 30 years of investment management experience. She is a member of Fiduciary Trust’s Board of Directors and a member of Franklin Templeton’s Management Committee. Dr. Cooper founded Athena Capital Advisors, an award-winning OCIO (outsourced Chief Investment Officer) and wealth management firm, which was sold to Fiduciary Trust International in March 2020.  At Fiduciary Trust, Dr. Cooper leads the firms sustainable and impact investing practice as well as its investment risk management initiative. Dr. Cooper is a board member of the Boston Youth Sanctuary, the Mind and Life Institute, and the Center for Heathy Minds Innovations, as well as serving on several advisory boards for social justice and environmental organizations.  She is a trustee emerita of The Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health as well as a Mind and Life Fellow and has served as an Expert in Residence at the Harvard Innovation Lab. Dr. Cooper received her undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University and a PhD from Harvard University. She holds the CFA designation as well as several patents.


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