The Park Pride Team

We Heart Parks

The work of Park Pride is truly a team effort of donors, sponsors, volunteers, partners, and more. Leading the charge is a dedicated staff working tirelessly every day to improve our parks and neighborhoods.

Kayla Altland (she / her)

Director of Grantmaking + Fiscal Sponsorship

Programs:
Grantmaking, Fiscal Sponsorship
Favorite Hometown Park:
Logan Park (Dillsburg, PA)
Park Pastime:
Reading and hiking

Allison Barnett (she / her)

Associate Director

Favorite Hometown Park:
Cook Co. Forest Preserve (Northbrook, IL)
Park Pastime:
Picnicking, relaxing, watching kids play

Cecelia Borgman (she / her)

Program Associate

Programs:
Friends of the Park, Volunteer Program
Favorite Hometown Park:
Morningside Nature Preserve (Atlanta, GA)
Park Pastime:
Yoga

Ellen Bruenderman (she / her)

Director of Community Building

Programs:
Friends of the Park, Volunteer Program
Favorite Hometown Park:
Garvin Brown Nature Preserve (Prospect, KY)
Park Pastime:
Creek walking and nature photography

Ariane DeLong (she / her)

Development Director

Programs:
Development
Favorite Hometown Park:
Norwood Park (Chevy Chase, MD)
Park Pastime:
Walking, picnicking, people watching

Torey Garrett (he / him)

Program Associate

Programs:
Friends of the Park, Volunteer
Park Pastime:
Walking

Michael Halicki (he / him)

Executive Director

Programs:
All + Advocacy
Favorite Hometown Park:
Grant Park (Atlanta, GA)
Park Pastime:
Jogging with my dog, taking my kids to playground & pool

Rhys Havens (they / them)

Corporate Relations and Individual Giving Manager

Programs:
Development
Favorite Hometown Park:
Freedom Park
Park Pastime:
Playing soccer

Monica Johnson (she / her)

Manager, Foundation & Donor Relations

Programs:
Development
Favorite Hometown Park:
Dorey Park (Richmond, VA)
Park Pastime:
Reading, playing in the grass, and walking

Faria Khan (she / her)

Grantmaking & Fiscal Sponsorship Associate

Programs:
Grantmaking, Fiscal Sponsorship
Favorite Hometown Park:
Piedmont Park (Atlanta, GA)
Park Pastime:
People watching and sunbathing

Rachel Maher (she / her)

Director of Communications & Policy

Programs:
Marketing + Communications, Advocacy, Policy
Favorite Hometown Park:
Delaware Park (Buffalo, NY)
Park Pastime:
Walking dogs, picnicking

Marlina McKay (she / her)

Manager of IT

Programs:
Database + Website + IT
Favorite Hometown Park:
Piedmont Park (Atlanta, GA)
Park Pastime:
Drum circles

Teri Nye (she / her)

Project Manager

Programs:
Park Visioning Program
Favorite Hometown Park:
Shenandoah National Park (Virginia)
Park Pastime:
Birding, taking photos, and walking

Ruth Pimentel (she / her)

Project Manager, Atlanta Community Schoolyards

Programs:
Park Visioning Program
Favorite Hometown Park:
Lincoln Park (Alameda, CA)
Park Pastime:
Plant identification, people watching

Hannah Wynelle Studdard (she / her)

Executive Assistant

Favorite Hometown Park:
Constitution Lakes Park (DeKalb County, GA)
Park Pastime:
Collecting litter and admiring wildlife

Andrew White (he / him)

Director of Park Visioning

Programs:
Park Visioning Program
Favorite Hometown Park:
Henderson Park (Tucker, GA)
Park Pastime:
Frisbee and people watching