North Central Regional Office

Penn State University
206 Forest Resources Lab
University Park, PA 16802-4704
Phone: 814-863-7192



Sara Fitzsimmons, Director of Restoration, Regional Science Coordinator - North Central Region, and Regional Science Coordinator Supervisor

Sara Fitzsimmons began working with TACF as a Duke University Stanback Intern in the summer of 2000. She was hired full-time in 2003 to work as the organization’s first Regional Science Coordinator. Sara supervises all of TACF’s Regional Science Coordinators and also serves as a Regional Science Coordinator covering PA, NY, IN, OH, DE, and NJ. Born and raised in southern West Virginia, Sara obtained a BS in Biology from Drew University in Madison, NJ and an MS in Forest Ecology and Resource Management from Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment.