NRPA staff is comprised of professionals from many related fields - association management, education, business, technology and, of course, parks and recreation. They are organized to focus on the strategic areas of concern to parks and recreation, advocacy, education, external communications and outreach, research and strategic support.

Executive Office

Barbara Tulipane
President and Chief Executive Officer
703.858.2140

Richard Dolesh
Vice President of Strategic Initiatives
703.858.2158

Michele White, CAE
Director of Strategic Initiatives and Governance
703.858.2144

Operations

Martin Dease, SHRM-CP
Senior Human Resources Manager 
703.858.2146

Facilities and Administrative Services

Ted Mattingly
Director of Facilities and Administrative Services
703.858.2180

Oscar Galan
Facilities Maintenance Engineer
703.858.2198

Mark Villella
Specialist, Mailroom
703.858.2189

Conferences

Amanda Hersey
Director of Conferences
703.858.2187

Lindsay Shannon
Conference Sales and Sponsorships Manager
703.858.2178

Dana Hartung
Conference and Registration Manager
703.858.2197

Lauren Dease
Conference Coordinator
703.858.2154

Membership and Professional Development

Professional Development

Eric Hamp
Director of Member Relations and Professional Development
703.858.2164

Tom Crosley
Senior Manager of Education, Conferences & Schools
703.858.2193

Josh Yavelberg
Education Manager, Online Learning
703.858.2149

Jennifer Stromberg
Awards and Accreditation Manager
703.858.2155

Membership and Certification

Julie Boland, CPRP, CAE
Vice President of Membership and Certification
703.858.4732

Bruce Bolgert
Membership Operations Manager
703.858.2171 or 800.626.6772

Amanda Martin
Membership Coordinator
703.858.2167

Elizabeth Gonzales
Customer Service Representative
703.858.2195

Tiffany Walther
Senior Manager, Membership
703.858.2161

Hayley Herzing
Manager, Membership Programs
703.858.2148

Matt Cowan
Education Program Specialist
703.858.2186

Karen Snyder
Playground Safety Manager
703.858.2153

Molly Sullivan
Certification Manager
703.858.2188 

Research Department

Kevin Roth
Vice President, Research
703.858.2185 

Melissa May
Senior Research Manager
703.858.4742 

Daniel Espada
Research Analyst
703.858.4740

Finance Department

Anna Amselle, CAE
Vice President of Finance and CFO
703.858.2143

Dan Sanford
Administrative Assistant
703.858.2196

Accounting

Katy Fisher
Director of Finance
703.858.2179

Sandy Boughton
Accounting Clerk
703.858.2183

Information Technology

David Wenner
Director of Information Technology
703.858.2191

James Politte
Webmaster
703.858.2175

Cara Bracamonte
Database Specialist
703.858.2192

Carlos Cornejo
IT Help Desk & Network Administrator
703.858.2190

Magazine, Marketing and Communications

Gina Cohen
Vice President, Magazine, Marketing and Communications
703.858.2184

Marketing and Communications

Matt Brubaker
Director of Marketing
703.858.2170

Heather Williams
Senior Manager of Public Relations
703.858.4743

Molly Keesling
Graphic Designer
703.858.2181

Roxanne Sutton
Communications Manager
703.858.2166

Catrina Belt
Senior Marketing & Communications Specialist
703.858.2165

Parks and Recreation Magazine

Sonia Myrick
Managing Editor, Parks & Recreation Magazine
703.858.2172

Cort Jones
Associate Editor, Parks & Recreation Magazine
703.858.4730

Kip Ongstad
Senior Advertising Sales Manager
703.858.2174

Partner and Business Development

Development

Rebecca Wickline
Senior Vice President of Development
703.858.2163

Stacey Sickler
Corporate and Foundation Development Manager
703.858.2151

Health and Wellness

Kellie May
Director of Health and Wellness
703.858.2176

Marla Collum
Senior Manager of Programs
703.858.2162

Colleen Pittard
Partnership Manager
703.858.4741

Rachel Banner
Program Manager
703.858.2159

Allison Colman
Program Manager
703.858.2156

Lesha Spencer-Brown
Program Manager
703.858.2199

Conservation

Lori Robertson
Director, Conservation
703.858.4747

Serda Ozbenian
Program Manager, Conservation
703.858.2147

Roland Richardson
Development Officer, Conservation
703.858.2142

Jennifer Cox
Conservation Program Specialist
703.858.2173

Public Policy

Kevin O'Hara
Vice President of Urban and Government Affairs
703.858.2157

David Tyahla
Senior Government Affairs Manager
202.460.0880

Kate Sims
Government Affairs Manager
703.858.2145

Jayni Rasmussen
Advocacy and Outreach Manager
703.858.4731

 

Dedicated to providing high quality and effective products, services, tools and resources, NRPA staff welcome your suggestions or questions. Call us at 800.626.NRPA (6772), chat with a customer service representative during business hours.

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