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 $3.5 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

Administration:

  • Mark Banta
    President & Chief Executive Officer
  • Marti Kelefas
    Executive Assistant
  • Erica Smith
    Business Services Manager
  • Carol Wright
    Vice President, Finance & Administration

Education and Programs:

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

Facility Rentals:

  • Brigette Doss
    Director, Facility Rentals
  • Leslie Dickinson
    Sales Manager, Facility Rentals
  • Brad Hollis
    Logistics Manager, Facility Rentals
  • Ericka Sims
    Sales and Service Manager, Facility Rentals

Marketing and Development:

  • Courtney Bugler
    Chief Development and Marketing Officer
  • Erica Glasener
    Volunteer and Special Events Manager
  • Terrell Henderson
    Director of Government Relations and Special Projects
  • Michele Kresge
    Director of Development
  • Anne Marchetta
    Development and Marketing Coordinator
  • Dominic Tricase
    Director of Marketing and Communications

Operations:

  • Catherine Flenniken
    Director of Operations
  • John Frazier
    Park Maintenance and Landscape Technician
  • Aaron Castillo
    Park Maintenance and Landscape Technician
  • Michael Paul
    Maintenance Engineer
  • Derek Verno
    Park Maintenance and Landscape Technician
  • Todd Williard
    Facilities and Weekend Operations Manager
  • Alan Wise
    Park Maintenance and Landscape Technician
  • Jose Martinez
    Park Maintenance and Landscape Technician

Contact Emails:

Board of Directors

Officers / Executive Committee:

  • Ellen H. Sacchi, Chair
  • Tanya Das
  • Andre P. Hylton
  • Anthony (Tony) Hilliard
  • Chris McDaid
  • Virginia Means
  • Carlos Pagoaga
  • Claudia Patton
  • Dawn Severt
  • Adriana Varela

General Directors:

  • Ambrish Baisiwala
  • Patrick Baldwin
  • Louisa Basarrate
  • Bill Bolen
  • Christine Boucher
  • Chris Buettner
  • Lee Echols
  • Mona Harty
  • Mike Hecht
  • Herman Howard
  • Abe Schear
  • James (Jim) Squires
  • Chandra Stephens-Albright
  • Reverend Dr. Tony Sundermeier
  • Lisa Cannon Taylor
  • Pat Upshaw-Montieth
  • Alex Wan
  • John Wilson
  • Erin Yabroudy

Ex-Officio:

  • Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, City of Atlanta
  • Commissioner John Dargle, Jr., City of Atlanta Parks & Recreation
  • President Felicia Moore, Atlanta City Council

Appointed:

  • Lawrence Ashe
  • Sharon Gay
  • Jamila Hall
  • Council Member Jennifer Ide, District 6
  • Allegra Lawrence-Hardy

Emeritus:

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

Helpful Information

Donor Contact

Anne Marchetta, Development and Marketing Coordinator
donations@piedmontpark.org
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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