Bishop Guilfoyle

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The Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Alumni Association is pleased to announce that  Lisa (Lightner) Georgiana will be the featured guest speaker at the Live Your Best Life Lecture Speaker Series sponsored by the alumni association.  This year’s event is scheduled for Thursday, October 4th, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. at Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School.  The event is open to the public.   

Lisa (Lighnter) Georgiana is the Director of the Center for Service & Learning (CS&L), Saint Francis University, Loretto, Pa. 

Prior to being named Director of the CS&L, she served as an Interfaith Campus Minister (2013-15) at the University. In 2011 and 2012 she was an adjunct instructor of marketing, teaching Social Media Marketing and Integrated Marketing and Communications courses.

Currently, Lisa is the chaplain to the women’s volleyball team, spiritual advisor for Theta Phi Alpha sorority, and advisor to student groups:  Sideline Cancer; Special Olympics, Best Buddies, and F.R.O.G. (Forever Remembering our Golden Angels). She is the assistant to the University’s Faculty Athletics Representative to the NCAA. In 2015, she was named Advisor of the Year by the Student Government Association for her work with the HUGS Alternative Spring Break trips. She has led four international service mission trips for Saint Francis University students to Jamaica and the Bahamas. She also has lead Habitat for Humanity trip to South Carolina.

Prior to working at Saint Francis University, she was President of the Georgiana Group, a strategic marketing and public relations firm that was established in Pittsburgh in 1998. She has also held marketing and public relations positions at the Society of Automotive Engineers, Carnegie Mellon University, and PPG Industries.

She earned her master’s degree in public management from the Heinz School at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in 1995, and earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial management in 1989. She was a four-year starter for the CMU women’s basketball team, and is the fourth all-time leading scorer with 1,346 career points. In 2012, she was named to CMU’s 25th Anniversary AAU Team, recognizing her contribution to the women’s basketball program. In 2015, she was named one of the top women’s basketball players in the 60-year history of the President’s Athletic Conference.

Active in the community, Georgiana is an Executive Board Member of the Blair County Sports Hall of Fame; Vice President of the Bishop Guilfoyle Alumni Association; Board Member of the Carnegie Mellon Tartan Athletics Club; and is involved with the Greg & Cathy Griffith Family Foundation.

Lisa, a 1985 graduate of Bishop Guilfoyle, was a starting guard on the 1984 State Championship Lady Marauder team which was the first girls basketball team to win a state title in Blair County. She is a member of St. Michael the Archangel parish where she is a lector and Eucharist Minister. She resides in Hollidaysburg with her husband John of 23 years who is a 1983 graduate of BG. Their son Dominic is a 2018 graduate of BG and a freshman at St. Vincent College, and their daughter Giana is a junior at BG.