Meet the Speakers


Lisa Kasianowitz, Outreach Manager of Houston Parks Board, will give a Bayou Greenways 2020 Project update.  Lisa joined the Houston Parks Board in March 2015. As the Outreach Manager, she connects the Houston Parks Board with community-focused and civic-minded groups as well as elected officials and partners to receive their input and inform them about the organization’s Bayou Greenways 2020 project. The manager is also responsible for answering public inquiries, hosting presentations about the organization’s projects and assisting with event planning. Before joining the Houston Parks Board, Lisa served as a media spokeswoman and community relations coordinator with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. Lisa received her Bachelor of Arts in Letters, Arts and Sciences with a concentration in Environmental Science, Political Science, English and History from Pennsylvania State University.

Richard McNamara, Bayou Greenways Program Manager of Houston Parks Board will focus on the Bryce Trailhead Project at Bryce and W. 11th Street.  Richard joined the Houston Parks Board in 2013 as the Bayou Greenways Program Manager with more than 28 years of experience as a landscape architect and project manager. Prior to this position Richard served as Principal of a local landscape architecture firm and managed the planning and design process of numerous park projects around the state of Texas, including more than 60 projects in Harris County. As the Bayou Greenways Program Manager, Richard works closely with the Executive Director and Projects Team to manage the various segments of the Bayou Greenways 2020 Project.