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STAFF

Our professional staff are dedicated to strengthening the Mon Valley region and serving our members. We are happy to assist you and answer any questions about how Steel Rivers Council of Governments can support your community.

An Lewis

An Lewis

Executive Director

Email: al@steelriverscog.org
Phone: (412) 462-7600 Ext. 101

An Lewis began as a GIS consultant to the Steel Valley Council of Governments in 2002. She became the Executive Director in 2008 and after the merger with Twin Rivers COG now serves as the Executive Director of Steel Rivers Council of Governments. She brings over 20 years of public administration experience to the position. In addition to her role at the COG, she serves on several boards and committees devoted to community and neighborhood economic revitalization. She also is skilled in the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) which she uses often in her line of work and teaches various GIS courses locally. She holds two Bachelor’s Degrees and a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Management from the Heinz School at Carnegie Mellon University. 

Carla Barron

Community Development Coordinator

Email: cb@steelriverscog.org
Phone: (412) 462-7600 Ext. 102

Carla was hired as the secretary of Twin Rivers COG in 1987 and began working on community development in the early 1990s.  She came to work for Steel Rivers as a result of the merger of Twin Rivers and Steel Valley COGs in 2015 and now coordinates Community Development Block Grants and contracts for the COG municipalities. Carla is a resident of Munhall.

Natalie Boydston

Program Director

Email: nb@steelriverscog.org
Phone: (412) 462-7600 Ext. 105

Natalie Boydston joined the staff of the SRCOG as program director in 2018. Natalie started as an intern for the SRCOG in 2016 while she completed a Master of Public Administration with a focus in Urban Affairs and Planning at the University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. She completed her undergraduate degree at Ohio University majoring in Wildlife Biology and earned a post-baccalaureate certificate in Geographical Information Systems through Penn State. 

Emily Woodard

Emily Woodard

Marketing and Community Relations Manager

Email: ew@steelriverscog.org
Phone: (412) 462-7600 Ext. 103

Emily Woodard began her position at SRCOG in January 2020, following a summer internship in 2019. Prior to joining SRCOG, Emily worked for five years in various nonprofit project management and business development roles. She is a graduate of Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University, with a Master of Science in Public Policy and Management.

Kayla Geahry

Kayla Geahry

Accounts and Office Manager

Email: kg@steelriverscog.org
Phone: (412) 462-7600 Ext. 106

Kayla Geahry began as the Accounts and Office Manager of SRCOG in June 2020. She brings almost 10 years of experience as an Office Manager and Director of Operations at a small social media marketing agency located in Pittsburgh, where she honed her skills in human resources, accounting, and other operations-based responsibilities. Kayla is a graduate of Penn State University with a degree in Communications.

James Trainer

Equipment Operator

Phone: (412) 462-7600

James has held his Commercial Drivers License for over 15 years and also worked previously as a mechanic repairing school buses. At SROCG, James drives a street sweeper to remove silt, trash and chemicals from the streets and alleys of our member communities before they enter the storm drainage system.