Lisa Smith is the executive director of the Natural Areas Association. Lisa has also served as the organization’s Board President (2009-2013), Vice President (2005-2009) and member of the board (2003 – 2005). Lisa is a trained field ecologist who works with numerous partners on projects related to wild plant and natural areas management and conservation. As a consultant, she works with land trusts throughout the Mid-Atlantic region to strengthen operations and land stewardship programs as a certified assessor and accreditation facilitator. Her education includes a BSci in Biology from Juniata College, an MSci in botany from Miami University, and an MSciEd. in secondary science education from Duquesne University.