Lisa Russo Pettigrew

Founder/CEO, The Gutai Foundation

Lisa Russo Pettigrew is an artist and fertility advocate. She has piloted, directed, consulted, and facilitated community workshops and classes for various institutions and organizations throughout the country & has taught & performed nationally & internationally for several decades. She holds numerous degrees & certifications & in 2003 founded Forward Movement – an arts & healing collective.

Presently, she has realized the long-term dream of creating a new non-profit organization, The Gutai Foundation, which is dedicated to serving diverse populations using the Arts as Medicine. As the Foundation awaits its 501c3 status, which shouldn’t be long now, you can learn more about the work & foundation by visiting her present site at: or/& be the first to view the NEW site soon by visiting

Lisa lives with her fabulous husband and two wonderfully wise cats who are all presently awaiting their first baby conceived by an embryo donated frozen IVF cycle. This blessing has inspired them to collaborate on a book, especially for children, that tells the story of this incredible family building journey.

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