Lisa Wheeler

Treasurer, Global Caravan

Lisa Wheeler is a long-time Northern Virginia resident. She received masters in science in Accounting from George Mason University with and started her accounting career with Blue Cross Blue Shield National Capital Area upon graduation. She left the work force to raise her family, but spent much of those years running her husband’s company, Artistry Painting and Decorating. She re-entered the work force as an accountant for Navy Federal Credit Union, gained her CPA license, and moved on to Halt, Buzas & Powell, Ltd., a public accounting firm in Alexandria, Virginia.

At Halt Buzas and Powell Lisa specializes in audits of non-profit organizations, including single audits, commonly referred to as Yellow Book audits. She also occasionally serves clients in an outsourcing capacity, and is a QuickBooks ProAdvisor.
Lisa is known for her determination and stamina.

She started running cross country and track as a high school student, rowed on the crew team at George Mason University, and still enjoys running today. This stamina has enabled her to serve in various community volunteer capacities, most notable of which are treasurer positions held with small nonprofit organizations. Currently she serves as treasurer for Global Caravan for Educational and Cultural Exchange (, an organization whose mission is to break the cycle of poverty in underdeveloped African nations by helping children receive quality education. Lisa also enjoys writing about current events and has had several letters to the editor published in the Washington Times.
Lisa is a member of the Virginia Society of CPAs and represents Halt Buzas and Powell in the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce. Through the chamber she has been a volunteer at the annual Springfield 5K/15k.
Lisa can be reached at Halt, Buzas & Powell at or

About Author: Global Caravan

Global Caravan seeks to give hope and opportunity to underprivileged children in Africa by building and filling libraries in their home villages and by providing First Aid kits for their schools. We believe that access to books and education is the first step toward equipping these children to rise above their circumstances and develop their God-given talents and abilities.