Carlisle, who served as an Amarillo ISD board member for 19 years, founded the education and anti-poverty initiative Panhandle Twenty/20 and has a record of decades of work in education and community leadership.
CPPP was founded in 1985 by the Benedictine Sisters of Boerne, in central Texas. The organization's focus has expanded since then from health care access to economic opportunity and fiscal policy, according to a group summary. CPPP collects data on a range of Texas economic and social factors including housing, transportation, poverty, education, and health coverage.
Carlisle was one of three women added to CPPP's board. Angela Ross, vice president of external affairs for AT&T Texas, and former U.S. Attorney Sarah Saldaña also are new board members.