Craig Colistra

Program Officer: Recreation and Health

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Year started:
February 2016


  • Manages grants process for recreation and park grantees and PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources capital grants program
  • Assists grantees with impact management
  • Builds and manages relationships with parks, recreation, tourism organizations and entities
  • Serves as liaison between Foundation and local recreation and park initiatives


B.S., Natural Resource Economics, West Virginia University

M.S., Leisure Services Administration, East Carolina University

Ph.D., Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management, Clemson University

Community Involvement:

Participates with family in local recreation programs and events.


Exploring local parks with family, playing guitar, after dinner walks, and being a tourist.


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