Des Plaines Park District

Staff Directory

Administrative & Leisure Center • 2222 Birch Street, 60018 • 847-391-5700
–Administrative Offices, Creative Corners Preschool, Des Plaines School of Dance, Game Zone!
Prairie Lakes Aquatic Center
515 E.Thacker Street, 60016 • 847-390-4949
Prairie Lakes Community Center • 515 E.Thacker Street, 60016 • 847-391-5711
Fitness Center, Gymnasium, Theater
Golf Center Des Plaines • 353 N. River Road, 60016 • 847-803-4653
–Driving Range, 9-hole Course, Short Game Practice Area
Mystic Waters Family Aquatic Center • 2025 Miner Street, 60016 • 847-391-5740
Oakwood Maintenance Facility • 1300 Oakwood Avenue, 60016 • 847-391-5744
–Parks Department

Park district staff members are available to assist you with any questions you have about parks & facilities, programs & events, strategic planning & polices, and the park district philosophy. We always appreciate your comments and suggestions.

Organization Chart PDF


Executive Director Donald J. Miletic, CPRP 847-391-5700
Deputy Director Paul A. Cathey 847-391-5711
Superintendent of Business Barbara Barrera  847-391-5700
Superintendent of
Revenue Facilities
Brian Panek, CPRP 847-803-4653
Project Manager Jeanette Berard, CPRP 847-391-5700
Marketing and
Communications Manager
Gene Haring 847-391-5087


Superintendent Barbara Barrera 847-391-5700
Human Resource &
Risk Manager
Nicole McNulty 847-391-5700
IT Manager Jacob Vilches 847-391-5700
Business Manager OPEN 847-391-5700
Accounting Specialist Julie Christoffel 847-391-5700
AP Associate Diane Lawson 847-391-5700
AR Associate
Facility Rentals
Mary Ann Troxell 847-391-5086
Accounting Associate Trish Romza 847-391-5700

Golf Operations

Superintendent Brian Panek, CPRP 847-803-4653
Golf and Facilities Supervisor Dylan Kuffell 847-803-4653
Building Services Supervisor Ken Rochau 847-803-4940

Parks & Maintenance

Superintendent of Parks & Planning Paul Guza 847-391-5744
Landscape Maintenance
Chris Czajka 847-391-5744
Special Projects Supervisor Don Prellberg 847-391-5744
Mechanical Operations
Anthony Szmergalski 847-391-5744
Oakwood Office Susan Chiakas 847-391-5744


Superintendent Joseph Weber, CPRP 847-391-5711
Assistant Superintendent
of Recreation
Jennifer Boys, CPRP, CPO 847-391-5711
Aquatic Manager
–Prairie Lakes Aquatic Center,
Outdoor Pools

–Swim lessons
Matt Hartnett, CPRP, CPO  847-391-5711
Athletics and Facilities Manager Tyler Fuchs 847-391-5711
Cultural Arts Manager
–School of Dance
–Music & Theater classes
Nancy Suwalski 847-391-5711
Aquatic Supervisor Jessica Paneral 847-391-5711
Athletics and Facilities Supervisor
–Sports programs
Chris Poole 847-391-5711
Recreation Supervisor
–Creative Corners
–Early Childhood
–Summer Camps
Carolanne Smith 847-391-5700
Assistant Recreation Supervisor Elizabeth Quinzio 847-391-5711
Public Relations Coordinator
(Part time)
Colette Plantz 847-391-5718