About Us

The Piedmont Park Conservancy

About Us

The Piedmont Park Conservancy is a member and donor-funded nonprofit organization working in partnership with the city of Atlanta to ensure Piedmont Park is an iconic park for all neighborhoods of metro Atlanta. Since 1989, we have invested over $66 million in capital improvements for Piedmont Park. Today, the Conservancy requires over $5 million dollars in donations every year in order to manage and enhance Piedmont Park and its programs.

The Conservancy contributes to the Park’s beautification through detail-focused landscaping, volunteer projects and capital improvements. Major concentration areas include the Active Oval, dog parks, pool, EnviroVentures Camp, tours, facility rentals, Green Market and field trips. Additionally, we consult on best management practices for Park events and festivals to protect Piedmont Park and ensure a positive experience for all users.

The Conservancy makes Piedmont Park so much more than a greenspace; we provide an experience.

We inspire life in the heart of Atlanta.

Staff and Board

Piedmont Park Conservancy Staff


  • Doug Widener
    President & CEO
  • Carol Wright
    Vice President, Finance & Administration
  • Marshal Eagle
    Chief Operating Officer
  • Erica Smith
    Business Services Manager
  • Marti Kelefas
    Executive Assistant to the President & CEO

Education and Programs:

  • Louise Harris
    Director of Programs
  • Maya Kowalski
    Manager of School and Camp Programs
  • Kaycee Walker
    Partnerships and Public Programs Coordinator
  • Matthew Bagshaw
    Green Market Manager/Program Coordinator
  • Hannah Franklin
    Manager of Program Experience

 Venue Rentals & Special Events :

  • Brigette Doss
    Director of Venue Rentals & Special Events
  • Leslie Dickinson
    Sales Manager, Venue Rentals & Special Events
  • Brad Hollis
    Logistics Manager, Venue Rentals & Special Events
  • Ericka Sims
    Sales and Service Manager, Venue Rentals & Special Events

Marketing and Development:

  • Cindy Goldberg                                                                                               Senior Director of Development
  • Ebonie Bailey
    Director of Development
  • Terrell Henderson
    Director of Government Relations and Special Projects
  • Mark Belot
    Director of Marketing & Communications
  • Khadijah Hall
    Marketing & Communications Manager
  • Loren Lownes
    Volunteer Manager
  • Anne Marchetta                                                                                  Development Manager      
  • Amy Hummel                                                                                            Marketing & Development Coordinator   


  • Catherine Flenniken
    Director of Operations
  • Michael Paul
    Maintenance Engineer
  • Derek Verno
    Park Maintenance and Landscape Technician
  • Todd Williard
    Facilities and Weekend Operations Manager
  • Jose Martinez
    Park Maintenance and Landscape Technician
  • Josh Conely
    Parks Maintenance Specialist
  • Lawrence Hardeman
    Parks Maintenance Specialist

Contact Emails:

Board of Directors

Officers / Executive Committee:

  • Virginia Means, Chair
  • Chris Buettner
  • Tanya Das
  • Jamila Hall
  • Anthony (Tony) Hilliard
  • Allen Roberson
  • Ellen H. Sacchi
  • Lisa Cannon-Taylor
  • Adriana Varela
  • Alex Wan

General Directors:

  • Charles Abney
  • Chandra Stephens-Albright
  • Farideh Azadi
  • Ambrish Baisiwala
  • Patrick S. Baldwin
  • Bill Bolen
  • Janice Darling
  • Lee Echols
  • Heather Hallett
  • Judy Hamilton
  • Mona Harty
  • Mike Hecht
  • Howard Herman
  • Erik LaValle
  • Mike Messner
  • Neil Rollins
  • Ali Shaikh
  • Matthew R. Simpson
  • John Wilson
  • Erin Yabroudy


  • Mayor Andre Dickens, City of Atlanta
  • Commissioner Justin Cutler, City of Atlanta Parks & Recreation
  • President Doug Shipman , Atlanta City Council


  • Robbie Ashe
  • Keith Quarles, Jr.
  • Candace Smith
  • Cecilia Houston Torrence


  • Curley Dossman, Jr.
  • Jan Harralson
  • Jerry Hassebroek
  • Robert (Bob) T. Hughes
  • John Johnson
  • John Izard, Jr.
  • B. Mitchell King
  • Dorothy Yates Kirkley
  • Chris McDaid
  • Guy Millner
  • William (Billy) Palmer
  • Mark C. Rusche
  • Jane Shivers
  • Esther Stokes
  • Aaron Watson
  • John Webster

Helpful Information

Donor Contact

Anne Marchetta, Development Manager
[email protected]
404.692.6135 phone
404.875.0530 fax

Tax ID: 58-1551369

Mailing Address

Piedmont Park Conservancy
P.O. Box 570355
Atlanta, GA 30357
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