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jan_arnoldJan R. Arnold, CPRE, Executive Director
Phone: (708) 725-2020
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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.

karen_gruzkaKaren Gruszka, Executive Assistant
Phone: (708) 725-2017
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Human Resources and Risk Management

paula_bickelPaula A. Bickel, SHRM-SCP, Director of Human Resources & Risk Management
Phone: (708) 725-2028
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Paula leads the department responsible for all human resources functions including recruitment, compensation, benefits, employee/labor relations, training/development, HRIS and risk management.

Kelsey Tumpane, Risk Manager
Phone: (708) 725-2111
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Photo_Nov_08__9_31_23_AMDesiree Hines, HR Generalist
Phone: (708) 725-2161
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Communications & Community Outreach


Ann Marie Buczek, Communication & Community Engagement Manager
Phone: (708) 725-2121
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Gabrielle Onyema, Digital Content Specialist
Phone: (708) 725-2022
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Parks & Planning

chris_lindgrenChris Lindgren, Superintendent of Parks & Planning, ADA Coordinator
Phone: (708) 725-2050
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Chris has been with the Park District since 2013 and has over 20 years’ experience in the construction industry. Major responsibilities are the maintenance and upkeep of all 18 parks, 8 community centers and 3 historic properties, capital project management, and acting ADA Coordinator. His team is also responsible for maintaining the athletic fields at D97 school sites.

travis_stephensTravis Stephen, Turf Manager
Phone: (708) 725-2054
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john_borlandJohn Borland, Grounds Maintenance Supervisor
Phone: (708) 725-2052
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nelson_acevedoNelson Acevedo, Buildings Supervisor
Phone: (708) 725-2053


Business Operations

Mitch_Bowlin  Mitch Bowlin, Director of Finance
  Phone: (708) 725-2015
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Illiana De La Rosa, Finance Manager
Phone: (708) 725-2024
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Scott Sekulich, Registration and Customer Support Manager

Phone: (708) 725-2023

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Oak Park Conservatory

patti_staleyPatti Staley, Director of Horticulture & Conservatory Operations
Phone: (708) 725-2451
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DusanDusan Lepojevic, Greenhouse Supervisor
Phone: (708) 725-2453
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patPatrick Manieri, Horticulture Supervisor
Phone: (708) 725-2452
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Historic Homes


Susan Crane, Cheney Operations & Special Events Manager
Phone: (708) 725-2500
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Special Facilities & Customer Service

bill_hamiltonWilliam Hamilton, CPRP, Superintendent of Special Facilities & Customer Service
Phone: (708) 725-2304
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Bill Hamilton has been employed by the Park District of Oak Park since 1985 in a variety of roles and has been in his current position since 2012. As Superintendent, Bill 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.


Kayla Lindgren, Program & Operations Manager
Phone: (708) 725-2315
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Bill Moreth,  Maintenance & Operations Supervisor

Phone: (708) 725-2318
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Jamie Lapke, Program & Operations Manager, GRC

Phone: (708) 725-2276
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Keith Kerrigan, CPRP, Program & Operations Supervisor

Phone: (708) 725-2277
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Rob Pedroza, Customer Service Supervisor

Phone: (708) 725-2309
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Josh Gronwold, Facility Operations Supervisor

Phone: (708) 725-2314
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maureen_mccarthyMaureen McCarthy, CPRP, Superintendent of Recreation

Phone: (708) 725-2021
Email Maureen McCarthy                                                                               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.


Chad Drufke, CPRP, Program Manager

Phone: (708) 725-2109
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joe_lillyJoe Lilly, Program Manager - Early Childhood, Nature, Clubhouse and Teens

Phone:  (708) 725-2102
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Ryan London, Program Supervisor - Sports

Phone: (708) 725-2116
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Michaela Williams, Program Supervisor - Fitness, Dance & Circus

Phone: (708) 725-2155
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Megan Ulczak, Program Supervisor - Arts & Active Adults

Phone:  (708) 725-2106
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TJ Hanes, After School Teen Program Supervisor

Phone:  (708) 725-2104
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Hannah Szuch, Program Supervisor - Nature & Adventure

Phone:  (708) 725-2043
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Brad Piwko, Facility Attendant Coordinator

Phone:  (708) 725-2119
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Cindy Johnson, Fitness Coordinator

Phone:  (708) 725-2073
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Open Position - Program Supervisor - Early Childhood

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