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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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cate_readlingCate Readling, Community Outreach
Phone: (708) 725-2039
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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_tumpaneKelsey Tumpane, Risk Manager
Phone: (708) 725-2111
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Marketing & Customer Service

diane_stankeDiane Stanke, CPRP, Director of Marketing & Customer Service
Phone: (708) 725-2022
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Diane provides leadership for marketing and communications, corporate sponsorship and advertising, and customer relations including registration, park and facility rentals and the scholarship program.


 Laura Pulido, Digital Marketing Design Specialist
 Phone: (708) 725-2116
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scott_sekulichScott Sekulich, Customer Service Manager
Phone: (708) 725-2023
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Buildings & Grounds

chris_lindgrenChris Lindgren, Superintendent of Buildings & Grounds, 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, Director of Finance
Phone: (708) 725-2015
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greg_stopkaGreg Stopka, Manager of Strategy & Innovation
Phone: (708) 725-2103
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illiana_delarosaIlliana De La Rosa, Finance Manager
Phone: (708) 725-2024
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Oak Park Conservatory

patti_staleyPatti Staley, Director of Horticulture & Conservatory Operations
Phone: (708) 725-2451
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krista_kupperschmidt Krista Kupperschmidt, Horticulture Supervisor
Phone: (708) 725-2452
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 Kent Gentry, Greenhouse Supervisor
 Phone: (708) 725-2453
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Historic Homes

susan_craneSusan Crane, Cheney Operations & Special Events Manager
Phone: (708) 725-2500
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Revenue Facilities

bill_hamiltonWilliam Hamilton, CPRP, Superintendent of Revenue Facilities
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_fauriaKayla Fauria, Program & Operations Manager
Phone: (708) 725-2315
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stacey_mcnamara Stacey McNamara, Program & Operations Supervisor
 Phone: (708) 725-2309
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Bill Moreth,  Maintenance & Operations Supervisor
Phone: (708) 725-2318
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jamie_lapkeJamie Lapke, Program & Operations Manager, GRC
Phone: (708) 725-2276
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keith_kerriganKeith Kerrigan, CPRP, Program & Operations Supervisor
Phone: (708) 725-2277

tanya_ChmielewskiTanya Chmielewski, Principal Coach & Program Specialist
Phone: (708) 725-2277
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DeMarco Edwards, Principal Coach & Program Specialist
Phone: (708) 725-2277
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maureen_mccarthyMaureen 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.
Phone: (708) 725-2021
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chad_drufkeChad Drufke, CPRP, Program Manager
Phone: (708) 725-2109
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 Genevieve Garcia, Program Supervisor - Fitness, Dance & Circusgenevieve_garcia
 Phone: (708) 725-2155
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pedro_flores Pedro Flores, Program Supervisor - Youth Sports
 Phone: (708) 725-2104
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Mike Loszach, Program Manager
Phone: (708) 725-2110
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megan_ulczakMegan Ulczak, Program Supervisor - Arts & Active Adults
Phone:  (708) 725-2106
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barb_groomsBarb Grooms, Program Supervisor - Early Childhood
Phone: (708) 725-2108
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joe_lillyJoe Lilly, Program Supervisor - Clubhouse and Teens
Phone:  (708) 725-2102
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