Des Plaines Park District

Staff Directory

Administrative & Leisure Center • 2222 Birch Street, 60018 • 847-391-5700
Prairie Lakes Community Center • 515 E.Thacker Street, 60016 • 847-391-5711
Golf Center Des Plaines • 353 N. River Road, 60016 • 847-803-4653
Oakwood Maintenance Facility • 1300 Oakwood Avenue, 60016 • 847-391-5744

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


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
Marketing and
Communications Manager
Gene Haring 847-391-5087
Operations Analyst Jeanette Berard, CPRP 847-391-5700


Human Resources &
Risk Manager
Nicole McNulty 847-391-5700
IT Manager Jacob Vilches 847-391-5700
Business Manager Gosia Telichowska 847-391-5700
Accounting Assistant Julie Christoffel 847-391-5700
Accounts Payable Diane Lawson 847-391-5700
Accounts Receivable/
Facility Rentals
Mary Ann Troxell 847-391-5086
(Leisure Center)
Trish Romza 847-391-5700

Golf Operations

Assistant Superintendent of
Golf Operations & Facilities
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 Paul Guza 847-391-5744
Landscape Maintenance
Robert Auten 847-391-5744
Mechanical Operations
Ed Kelley 847-391-5744
Special Projects Supervisor Don Prellberg 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
Facilities Manager:
Prairie Lakes
Mountain View
Athletics and Facilities Manager Tyler Fuchs 847-391-5711
Aquatic & Youth Programs Manager
–Swim lessons
–Youth programs
Matt Hartnett, CPRP, CPO  847-391-5711
Aquatic Supervisor Jessica Paneral 847-391-5711
Athletics and Facilities Supervisor
–Sports programs
Chris Poole 847-391-5711
Cultural Arts Supervisor
–School of Dance
–Music & Theater classes
Nancy Suwalski 847-391-5711
Recreation Supervisor
–Creative Corners
–Early Childhood
–Summer Camps
Carolanne Smith 847-391-5700
Assistant Recreation Supervisor Elizabeth Quizio 847-391-5711
Public Relations Coordinator (Part time) Colette Plantz 847-391-5718