ABOUT

STAFF DIRECTORY

Meet the team who works hard to bring innovation and togetherness in your community. See below to learn more about the Park District of Oak Park staff!

Leadership

Jan Arnold
CPRE, Executive Director

Appointed by the Board of Park Commissioners, Jan leads the Park District's employees and guides the administration of programs and services. Jan has a BS in Therapeutic Recreation, MS in Sports Administration and a MBA. She is an Oak Park resident.

Jan Arnold
CPRE, Executive Director

Appointed by the Board of Park Commissioners, Jan leads the Park District's employees and guides the administration of programs and services. Jan has a BS in Therapeutic Recreation, MS in Sports Administration and a MBA. She is an Oak Park resident.

Edith Rodriguez
Executive Assistant

(708) 725-2017

Edith Rodriguez
Executive Assistant

(708) 725-2017

Human Resources and Risk Management

Paula A. Bickel
SHRM-SCP, Director of Human Resources & Risk Management

Paula leads the department responsible for all human resources functions including recruitment, compensation, benefits, employee/labor relations, training/development, HRIS and risk management.

(708) 725-2028

Paula A. Bickel
SHRM-SCP, Director of Human Resources & Risk Management

Paula leads the department responsible for all human resources functions including recruitment, compensation, benefits, employee/labor relations, training/development, HRIS and risk management.

(708) 725-2028

Desiree Hines
HR Generalist

(708) 725-2161

Desiree Hines
HR Generalist

(708) 725-2161

Communications & Community Outreach

Ann Marie Buczek
Communication & Community Engagement Manager

(708) 725-2121

Ann Marie Buczek,
Communication & Community Engagement Manager

(708) 725-2121

Gabrielle Onyema
Digital Content Specialist

(708) 725-2022

Gabrielle Onyema
Digital Content Specialist

(708) 725-2022

Parks & Planning

Chris Lindgren
Superintendent of Parks & Planning, ADA Coordinator

Chris leads the maintenance and upkeep of all 18 parks, 8 community centers and 3 historic properties, as well as capital project management. He is also the ADA Coordinator for the agency. His team is also responsible for maintaining the athletic fields at D97 school sites.

(708) 725-2050

Chris Lindgren
Superintendent of Parks & Planning, ADA Coordinator

Chris leads the maintenance and upkeep of all 18 parks, 8 community centers and 3 historic properties, as well as capital project management. He is also the ADA Coordinator for the agency. His team is also responsible for maintaining the athletic fields at D97 school sites.

(708) 725-2050

Travis Stephen
Turf Manager

(708) 725-2054

Travis Stephen
Turf Manager

(708) 725-2054

John Borland
Grounds Maintenance Supervisor

(708) 725-2052

John Borland
Grounds Maintenance Supervisor

(708) 725-2052

Nelson Acevedo
Buildings Supervisor

(708) 725-2053

Nelson Acevedo
Buildings Supervisor

(708) 725-2053

Business Operations

Mitch Bowlin
Director of Finance

(708) 725-2015

Mitch Bowlin
Director of Finance

(708) 725-2015

Illiana De La Rosa
Finance Manager

(708) 725-2024

Illiana De La Rosa
Finance Manager

(708) 725-2024

Scott Sekulich
Registration and Customer Support Manager

(708) 725-2023

Scott Sekulich
Registration and Customer Support Manager

(708) 725-2023

Oak Park Conservatory

Patti Staley
Director of Horticulture & Conservatory Operations

Patti oversees operations at the Oak Park Conservatory and management of the park’s natural and landscaped areas. Liaison to the Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committee, Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory, and chair of the Sustainability Committee.

(708) 725-2453

Patti Staley
Director of Horticulture & Conservatory Operations

Patti oversees operations at the Oak Park Conservatory and management of the park’s natural and landscaped areas. Liaison to the Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committee, Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory, and chair of the Sustainability Committee.

(708) 725-2453

Dusan Lepojevic
Greenhouse Supervisor

(708) 725-2023

Dusan Lepojevic
Greenhouse Supervisor

(708) 725-2023

Patrick Manieri
Horticulture Supervisor

(708) 725-2452

Patrick Manieri
Horticulture Supervisor

(708) 725-2452

Historic Homes

Susan Crane
Cheney Operations & Special Events Manager

Susan brings a long history of planning and organizing a variety of events to Cheney Mansion. She brings attention to the details of events at Cheney in order for you to enjoy your event, the house and your guests. Susan works closely with caterers, musicians, photographers and florists prior to your event in order to deliver to your expectations.

(708) 725-2500

Susan Crane
Cheney Operations & Special Events Manager

Susan brings a long history of planning and organizing a variety of events to Cheney Mansion. She brings attention to the details of events at Cheney in order for you to enjoy your event, the house and your guests. Susan works closely with caterers, musicians, photographers and florists prior to your event in order to deliver to your expectations.

(708) 725-2500

Special Facilities & Customer Service

William Hamilton
CPRP, Superintendent of Special Facilities & Customer Service

Bill Hamilton is responsible for overseeing the maintenance, upkeep, programming and special events at the Ridgeland Common Recreation Complex, Rehm Pool, the Gymnastics and Recreation Center and the Ridgeland Common and Maple Dog Parks.

(708) 725-2304

William Hamilton
CPRP, Superintendent of Special Facilities & Customer Service

Bill Hamilton is responsible for overseeing the maintenance, upkeep, programming and special events at the Ridgeland Common Recreation Complex, Rehm Pool, the Gymnastics and Recreation Center and the Ridgeland Common and Maple Dog Parks.

(708) 725-2304

Kayla Lindgren
Program & Operations Manager

(708) 725-2315

Kayla Lindgren
Program & Operations Manager

(708) 725-2315

Bill Moreth
Maintenance & Operations Supervisor

(708) 725-2318

Bill Moreth
Maintenance & Operations Supervisor

(708) 725-2318

Abby Sacks
Aquatic & Rink Program Supervisor

(708) 725-2303

Abby Sacks
Aquatic & Rink Program Supervisor

(708) 725-2303

Josh Gronwold
Facility Operations Supervisor

(708) 725-2314

Josh Gronwold
Facility Operations Supervisor

(708) 725-2314

Rob Pedroza
Customer Service Supervisor

(708) 725-2309

Rob Pedroza
Customer Service Supervisor

(708) 725-2309

Jamie Lapke
Program & Operations Manager, GRC

(708) 725-2276

Jamie Lapke
Program & Operations Manager, GRC

(708) 725-2276

Keith Kerrigan
CPRP, Program & Operations Supervisor

(708) 725-2277

Keith Kerrigan
CPRP, Program & Operations Supervisor

(708) 725-2277

Recreation

Maureen McCarthy
CPRP, Superintendent of Recreation

Maureen leads the recreation team responsible for providing programs in Early Childhood, Youth Development, Nature & Adventure, Active Adults, Fitness, Youth and Adult Sports, Special Events and operations at Cheney Mansion and Pleasant Home.

(708) 725-2021

Maureen McCarthy
CPRP, Superintendent of Recreation

Maureen leads the recreation team responsible for providing programs in Early Childhood, Youth Development, Nature & Adventure, Active Adults, Fitness, Youth and Adult Sports, Special Events and operations at Cheney Mansion and Pleasant Home. (708) 725-2021

Chad Drufke
CPRP, Program Manager

(708) 725-2109

Chad Drufke
CPRP, Program Manager - Sports

(708) 725-2109

Joe Lilly
Program Manager - Early Childhood, Nature, Clubhouse and Teens

(708) 725-2102

Joe Lilly
Program Manager - Early Childhood, Nature, Clubhouse and Teens

(708) 725-2102

Ryan London
Program Supervisor - Sports

(708) 725-2116

Ryan London
Program Supervisor - Sports

(708) 725-2116

Megan Ulczak
Program Supervisor - Arts & Active Adults

(708) 725-2106

Megan Ulczak
Program Supervisor - Arts & Active Adults

(708) 725-2106

TJ Hanes
After School Teen Program Supervisor

(708) 725-2104

TJ Hanes
After School Teen Program Supervisor

(708) 725-2104

Hannah Szuch
Program Supervisor - Nature & Adventure

(708) 725-2043

Hannah Szuch
Program Supervisor - Nature & Adventure

(708) 725-2043

Natalie Kurek
Program Supervisor – Early Childhood

(708) 725-2155

Natalie Kurek
Program Supervisor – Early Childhood

(708) 725-2155

Ashley Doyle
Program Supervisor – Early Childhood

(708) 725-2155

Ashley Doyle
Program Supervisor - Fitness | Membership Supervisor

(708) 725-2724

🕶️ Rehm pool is now completely clean and operational!

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