A Lakeland resident since 1988, Bissonnette holds a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Florida State University. He previously worked for the City of Lakeland, where he was Assistant Director of the Community Development Department. After volunteering as a VISTE Board member for six years, Steve has served as VISTE’s President since 2015.
His professional career spans several areas of expertise, with experience in urban planning, public administration, and non-profit management.
Lisa Marquette is VISTE’s first Development Director and joined the staff in 2019. She works primarily with individual donors to advance VISTE’s mission. Prior to coming to VISTE, Lisa’s Development experience was in higher education fundraising for Bucknell University in PA, where she facilitated support through outright and deferred planned gifts.
Dorothy began working at VISTE in 2019 as a Development Assistant. She works closely with the Development Director and President, assisting with fundraising, grants, social media, and the newsletter.
Dilsey joined the VISTE team in 2017. She provides administrative support for the President and assists with Board meetings and related activities. As the main Receptionist at the front desk, Dilsey is also a key frontline staff member.
Patricia Wright began working for VISTE in 2017 as Food Distribution Coordinator and now serves as Program Director, overseeing all aspects of VISTE’s program operations. Patricia has considerable nonprofit experience and retired from a 20-year career in education. She holds graduate degrees in Educational Leadership and Non-Profit Management.
Tucker began with VISTE in 2017 as a volunteer and joined the staff as Warehouse Coordinator in 2018. He can frequently be seen driving a forklift, moving pallets of donated food and other supplies in the warehouse. He also performs or coordinates repairs and upgrades to the facility.
Volunteer and Events Manager
Bethany joined VISTE in April of 2023 after working as a Human Resources Manager for many years. Prior to moving to Florida, Bethany received education in Nursing, Business Management and Psychology. Throughout, Bethany enjoyed volunteering in New York as an EMT, Fire Fighter, and at the SPCA. Locally, she also volunteered at the Dream Center, and at Gapway Church.
Volunteer and Events Assistant
Supplemental Groceries Coordinator
Dee joined VISTE in 2019 as Supplemental Groceries Coordinator. Prior to becoming a VISTE staff member, Dee volunteered for VISTE for more than 15 years, delivering hot meals and supplemental groceries. In her current position she coordinates 100+ volunteers to provide supplemental food to some of our most at-risk seniors.
Client Services Coordinator
Client Services Coordinator
Hot Meals Coordinator
Sue started volunteering with VISTE in November of 2020. Prior to becoming the Hot Meals Coordinator in June of 2021, she volunteered as a hot meals driver and also helped with the supplemental grocery pickup and delivery programs. In her new position, she will be coordinating all aspects of the delivery of hot meals to our valued seniors.
Client Transport Services