Director of Coalition & Convening

Lula Defersha


Lula Defersha joined the Fairmount Park Conservancy team in September 2022. As Director of Coalition & Convening, Lula is responsible for convening community members, citizen advocates, and public space partners around key geographies and common issues.

Lula is a Nonprofit leader who spent 12 years working as a community collaborator, facilitator, advocate, and youth development specialist. Lula is passionate about uncovering and amplifying the inner stories of people within organizations, communities, and in their own lives to help them unlock new successes both collaboratively and developmentally. Lula excels in nurturing strategic relationships in cross-cultural work environments and helping people unlock their true potential, connect better, and move forward in unison.