Meet Our Staff

Lisa Werder-Brown, Executive Director

“The most exciting thing about my job is having the opportunity to do something exceptionally transformative for one of the most blighted corridors in the region. The vision of turning vacant lots and dilapidated buildings along Route 51 into the region’s first Green Boulevard is my motivation, my challenge, and my inspiration every day.”

Lisa’s work focuses on the Saw Mill Run and Streets Run Watersheds in Pittsburgh’s southern neighborhoods and communities that are impacted by the shared environmental issues of stormwater runoff and sewage overflows. She works closely with the watershed communities, local governments, and academic and nonprofit partners to identify the issues and explore opportunities for stormwater mitigation in the watersheds.

Lisa graduated from Chatham University with a BS in biology and holds a Certificate in Nonprofit Executive Management from Georgetown University. Her PhD studies focus on the public’s understanding of uncertainty in science.

Caitlin Mitchell, Program Assistant

Caitlin Mitchell graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a BS in Ecology & Evolution and a certificate in Geographic Information Systems. While in university, they spent time as a volunteer and intern in the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and Powdermill Nature Reserve. Also, she is an alumni of Wildlife Leadership Academy and is passionate about increasing awareness of environmental justice and climate change through community outreach.

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