Lea Rehm and family

Lea Rehm has joined Penn Strategies as Vice President of the Grants Submissions Division.  

Penn Strategies, a state and federal government appropriations and grant-writing firm, serves small and mid-sized municipalities, counties, real estate developers, hospitals, colleges, and nonprofits through grant research, writing, and advocacy practice. Its mission is to help communities build a better Pennsylvania through end-to-end funding solutions.

Rehm’s duties will include:

  • Leading the Grant Submissions division.
  • Supervising the Penn Strategies team of grant writers.
  • Assisting clients with governmental and regulatory agencies. 

Originally from Columbia County, Rehm earned an Environmental Geoscience degree at Bloomsburg University in 2017. While there, she volunteered within Briar Creek Association for Watershed solutions to redevelop streambank restoration for a local horse rescue. 

At the end of her college career, Rehm worked with Lycoming County, focusing on MS4 (rain and storm water collection systems) programs. In this role, she worked with the Lycoming County GIS (Geographic Information System) department to map stormwater systems. This included locating storm water grates, pipes and their conditions.

In 2019, Rehm joined the West Branch Regional Authority (WBRA) and became a certified Water Operator. Furthering her work at WBRA, she became the Manager of the Water Department in 2020, assisting WBRA personnel in operating the Muncy Borough Municipal Authority water system.  

“We are excited to have Ms. Rehm on our team,” said Penn Strategies President Jason M. Fitzgerald. “She is an accomplished leader with strong attention to detail and an analytical ability to develop quality grant applications. In addition, her working knowledge of all forms of government procedures, regulations, and contracts will significantly benefit our growing list of clients. 

“I am excited to join the Penn Strategies team in their mission to help all the different types of communities and projects within Pennsylvania,” Rehm said.

Rehm lives in Montgomery with her two dogs, Odin and Nyx, respectively named for the Norse god of magic and poets, and Greek goddess of personification of night.

She enjoys reading, particularly works by Sarah J. Maas, video gaming, and playing Dungeons and Dragons. She was an avid softball player and was a catcher on the Bloomsburg University Softball team and in several summer leagues. Rehm enjoys riding horses. She is the daughter of Brenda and Frank III Rehm, of  Orangeville, and has an older brother, Frank IV, of Bloomsburg.



  • Steve Shur
    President Travel Technology Association | Washington DC
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