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
Patty Johnson is VISTE's Volunteer and Events Manager and joined the staff in 2021. Patty coordinates our annual VISTEBall event as well as managing and recruiting volunteers. Prior to joining VISTE, she served as a Family Advisor for Mainstay Senior Living Communities, Volunteer Coordinator and Administrative Assistant to VP of Operations at Christian City and Volunteer Coordinator at Piedmont Fayette Hospital Auxiliary.
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
Rodney began with VISTE in 2017 as a Transportation Driver and in 2018 was promoted to Transportation Manager. He processes numerous calls from VISTE clients every day, with the help of a part-time staff member and volunteer support. He also manages and oversees the schedules of 8 full-time and 1 part-time VISTE Transportation Drivers.