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Executive Director

Trish Romano, MS

Executive Director

LWC Leadership Program

Trish Romano, Executive Director of LWC, holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership and strongly believes that developing future leaders is essential for the success of our community. She excels in leadership development, fiscal management, budget creation and oversight, strategic planning and implementation, programmatic planning, operational oversight, as well as staff recruitment and retention while fostering inclusion.

“Every person deserves support, development, and training opportunities, and every community deserves strong leaders who can lead them into a future full of possibilities.” ~ Trish Romano

Trish also resides on four boards: two within Allegheny County and two within Washington County – within those boards, she holds board member, Secretary, Treasurer, and Vice President positions.  

With more than 20 years of experience in the non-profit sector, in the past, Trish has worked extensively with individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness, facing mental health crises, navigating challenging home environments, and those who are affected by food insecurity. During the COVID pandemic, she was instrumental in developing and implementing the COVID-19 hotel[SW1], which was funded through Allegheny County. Her true passion is to fulfill the community’s needs, and now she is doing so by building leaders who create impact within our communities.


1. Developer®
You recognize and cultivate the potential in others. You spot the signs of each small improvement and derive satisfaction from evidence of progress.
2. Relator®
You enjoy close relationships with others. You find deep satisfaction in working hard with friends to achieve a goal.
3. Achiever®
You work hard and possess a great deal of stamina. You take immense satisfaction in being busy and productive.
4. Belief®
You have certain core values that are unchanging. Out of these values emerges a defined purpose for your life.
5. Competition®
You measure your progress against the performance of others. You strive to win first place and revel in contests.