FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lisa Grubba named Interim Executive Director of Greenscape of Jacksonville,
after Anna Dooley retires
Jacksonville, Fla., (July 1, 2021) – Greenscape Board member Lisa Grubba has been named Greenscape’s Interim Executive Director.
She succeeds Anna Dooley, who is retiring after nearly 25 years of service to Greenscape.
Grubba is an award-winning journalist and Florida Master Naturalist who has been covering environmental matters in Northeast Florida for more than a decade. She founded Florida Field Notes, a digital magazine, and hosts a radio segment, “Wild Florida,” on WJCT 89.9 FM’s First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross.
Grubba began her career in finance with Barnett Bank, later managing the statewide operations of a regional company. She holds a Bachelor’s in Finance from the University of Central Florida, a Master’s in Journalism from Harvard, and a Master Naturalist certification from the University of Florida.
“We’re thankful to Anna Dooley for her many years of service to Greenscape and we look forward to Lisa Grubba’s leadership during this transition,” said Board President Kim Bongiovanni.
“I am thrilled to help lead an organization with such deep roots in our community, especially now,” Grubba said. “As appreciation for the role of trees has grown from beautification and property value enhancement to include storm water management, heat reduction, and wildlife habitat preservation, Greenscape is poised to lend its decades of experience to Jacksonville as it addresses resiliency issues.”
Grubba will work with Becky Henson, Greenscape’s Assistant Director, as the organization emerges from the pandemic and continues its efforts to plant, protect and promote trees.