Board of Directors

Lola Lewis

Lola Lewis

Mahoing Valley TreeCorps Training Manager/Arborist

Mahoning Valley

Lola Lewis retired from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry-Urban Forestry Program, after an illustrious 28-year career. Her tenure involved providing organization and technical assistance in urban and community forestry management across 13 counties in Central East Ohio until 2022, and briefly across 11 counties in Northeast Ohio until September 2022. Her expertise was instrumental in helping communities care for their natural resources.Recently, Lola rejoined the workforce as the Training Manager/Arborist at Mahoning Valley TreeCorps. In this role, she offers training in Best Management Practices, covering areas such as tree planting, young tree training, community inventories, proper tree care management, tree selection, and arborist certification preparation. Her aim is to prepare individuals to take the ISA Certified Arborist Exam. Lola is actively involved in her community, serving on the Board of Directors for several non-profit organizations throughout Ohio. These organizations focus on mental health, community engagement, environmental issues, climate resiliency, and more. Lola is a proud mother of two, grandmother of ten, and great-grandmother of six. She cherishes her family, considering them her special gifts and the reason for her joy.