Lisa Hollingsworth-Segedy, AICP is Associate Director for River Restoration, working in American Rivers’ PA Field Office since 2008. Lisa works to restore rivers to provide resiliency, ecosystem services, habitat connectivity, public safety and recreation access through stream barrier removals and riparian corridor restoration. She has been the project manager for more than 75 dam removals and 4 culvert replacement projects. She is promoting the application of Transfer of Development Rights to flood risk reduction in Pennsylvania. Lisa has been a guest lecturer at Emory University, University of West Georgia, and University of Pittsburgh, and adjunct faculty at the College of Charleston and Metropolitan Community College of Kansas City.
Lisa’s previous experience includes public, private, nonprofit and academic positions. Her education includes an undergraduate degree in Geology and graduate study in Hydrogeology.
In addition, Lisa is a professional storyteller and a member of the Edgewood Volunteer Fire Department. She lives in Edgewood, PA with her husband Jim. Her favorite river is the Wild & Scenic Upper Allegheny river.
Hear more from Lisa Hollingsworth-Segedy in her interview with The Allegheny Front: