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Committees & Regional Groups

These groups provide opportunities for engagement and leadership positions on specific regions of Michigan and on specific parks and recreation topics. Contact the listed chairpersons for more information about a group. Meeting dates are posted at www.mparks.org/events.

Committees

Ways and Means Committee Chair
Eric Sheffer
President
Penchura, LLC
889 Old US 23
Brighton, MI 48114
Phone: 810.229.6245 / Fax: 810.229.6256

mParks Staff Contact: Clay Summers

Governance Committee Chair
Jon LaFever, CPRP
Deputy Director
Canton Leisure Services
46000 Summit Parkway
Canton, MI 48188
Phone: 734.394.5460 / Fax: 810.734.394.5475

Constitution Sub-Committee Chair
Linda Walter
Director, Outdoor Adventure Center
Michigan DNR
1801 Atwater St.
Detroit, MI 48207
Phone: 313.396.6876

mParks Staff Contact: Clay Summers

Public Policy Committee Chair
Sean Fletcher
Director of Parks & Recreation
Kalamazoo Parks & Recreation, City of
251 Mills St.
Kalamazoo MI 49048
Phone: 269.337.8191 / Fax: 269.552.6457

mParks Staff Contact: Clay Summers

Diversity Committee Chair
Alexis Horton
Michigan DNR
4166 Legacy Parkway
Lansing, MI 48911
Phone: 517.284.4750 /

mParks Staff Contact: Clay Summers

Awards Sub-Committee Chair
Dan Sullivan
Recreation Supervisor
Oxford Township Parks & Recreation
20 W. Burdick
PO Pox 170
Oxford, MI 48371
Phone: 248.628.1720 / Fax: 248.628.1854

Hall of Fame Sub-Committee Chair
Brett Kaschinske
Director
Lansing Parks & Recreation
200 N. Foster
Lansing, MI 48912
Phone: 517.483.4042

mParks Staff Contact: Clay Summers

Professional Development Committee Chair
Maia Turek
Recreation Programmer
Michigan DNR
Grawn Field Office
3730 Mill Rd
Grawn, MI 48637
Phone: 989.225.8573

2019 Conference & Trade Show Chair
Meagan Kurnat
Marketing Coordinator
West Bloomfield Parks & Recreation Commission
4640 Walnut Lake Rd.
West Bloomfield MI 48323
Phone: 248.451.1900 / Fax: 248.738.2529

Certification Chair
Phil Castonia, CPRP
Chief of Business Operations
Oakland County Parks & Recreation
2800 Watkins Lake Rd.
Waterford, MI 48328
Phone: 248.858.0909 / Fax: 248.858.1683

mParks Staff Contact: Justin Lippe



Networks & Focus Areas

Park Resources Focua Area Chair
Mike Boyd
Oakland County Parks and Recreation
2800 Watkins Lake Road
Waterford, MI 48328
Phone: 248.858.4367

mParks Staff Contact: Justin Lippe

Facilities Focua Area Chair
Bradley Chiasson
Canton Leisure Services
46000 Summit Parkway
Canton, MI 48188
Phone: 734.394.5467

mParks Staff Contact: Justin Lippe

Health & Wellness Focus Area Chair
Ken Grybell II
Director of Recreation
Brighton Community Education
850 Spencer Street
Brighton, MI 48116
Phone: 810.299.4132


Archery Focus Area Chair
Bryan Farmer, CPRP
Deputy Director
Farmington Hills Special Services
28600 W. Eleven Mile
Farmington Hills, MI 48336
Phone: 248.473.1805

mParks Staff Contact: Justin Lippe

Aquatics Focus Area Chair
Michael Powers
Manager of Aquatics & Programming
Huron Valley Recreation and Community Education
2029 N. Milford Rd.
Highland, MI 48357
Phone: 248.676.8397 / Fax: 248.676.8453

mParks Staff Contact: Justin Lippe

Programming Focus Area Chair
Jeff Johns, CPRP
Recreation Programmer
Independence Township Parks, Recreation & Seniors
6483 Waldon Center Dr.
Clarkston, MI 48346
Phone: 248.625.8223

mParks Staff Contact: Justin Lippe

Adaptive (TR) Focus Area Chair
Nicole Messina, CTRS
Senior Adult Facilities Coordinator
Southfield Parks and Recreation
P.O. Box 2055
Southfield, MI 48076
Phone: 248.796.4611 / Fax: 248.796.46053

mParks Staff Contact: Justin Lippe

Directors Focus Area Chair
Jeff Muck, CPRP
Director
Novi Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services
45175 W. 10 Mile Rd.
Novi MI 48375
Phone: 248.347.0400

mParks Staff Contact: Justin Lippe

New Professionals Focus Area Chair
Evan Sweet
Facility Specialist
Canton Leisure Services
46000 Summit Parkway
Canton, MI 48188
Phone: 734.394.5460

mParks Staff Contact: Justin Lippe

Past Presidents Focus Area Chair
Stu Alderman
Executive Director
Grosse Pointe Neighborhood Club
17150 Waterloo
Grosse Pointe, MI 48230
Phone: 313.885.4600 / Fax: 313.457.2457

mParks Staff Contact: Clay Summers

Marketing Focus Area Chair
Meagan Murphy
Communications/Marketing Specialist
Oakland County Parks & Recreation
2800 Watkins Lake Rd
Waterford, MI 483283
Phone: 248.884.9326/

mParks Staff Contact: Tina Nowakowski

mParks Foundation President
Ron Davis
Director
Oxford Township Parks & Recreation
20 W. Burdick, PO Box 170
Oxford, MI 48371
Phone: 248.628.1720

mParks Staff Contact: Clay Summers

Student Focus Area Chair
Jennifer Provenzano, CPRP
Recreation & Cultural Arts Supervisor
Canton Leisure Services
46000 Summit Parkway
Canton, MI 48188
Phone: 734.394.5460 / Fax: 734.394.5475

mParks Staff Contact: Clay Summers

Youth & Teen Focus Area Chair
Mandy Mullins
Recreation Coordinator
Auburn Hills Recreation Department
1827 N. Squirrel Rd
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
Phone: 248.370.9353 / Fax: 248.370.9357
mParks Staff Contact: Justin Lippe



Regional Groups

Coverage area is Oakland and Livingston counties, and Highland Park.

President
Kelley Marcaccio, CPRP
Recreation Program Supervisor
Oakland County Parks & Recreation
2800 Watkins Lake Rd.
Waterford, MI 48328
Phone: 248.858.7759

Coverage area is southern and mid-Michigan.

President
Chad Stevens
Director
DeWitt Area Recreation Authority
1401 W. Herbison Rd
DeWitt, MI 48820
Phone: 517.482.5117

Coverage area is Macomb county and northeastern area of Metro Detroit.

President
Kara Hardenbrook
Assistant Recreation & Aquatic Coordinator
City of Grosse Pointe Farms
350 Lake Shore Rd.
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236
Phone:586.286.9336

Coverage area is downriver Detroit area.

President
Amy Walker
Recreation Supervisor
Livonia Parks and Recreation
15100 Hubbard
Livonia, MI 48154
Phone: 734.466.2410

Coverage area is all of northern Michigan.

President
Stephanie Yancer, CPRP
Recreation Programmer
Michigan DNR, Parks & Recreation
530 W. Allegan St.
Lansing, MI 48909
989.274.6182

Coverage area is all of West Michigan.

Contact
Darrin Duistermars
Director
Holland Charter Township
353 N 120th St
PO Box 8127 Holland, MI 49422
616.395.0178