Staff


Park Pride’s staff is committed to helping serve the community to improve local parks and greenspaces.  We look forward to working with you.  Please give us a call or shoot us an email.  You can email anyone at Park Pride with firstnameparkpride.org. 


 “In the past we have tried, unsuccessfully, to coordinate park clean-up events.  However, once we enlisted the help of Park Pride, we had 30 people show up for our Volunteer Day!  It was a wonderful experience and we owe all our thanks to Ayanna for providing exceptional guidance and leadership.”



– Martha Griffin, Atlanta Memorial Park Volunteer Day

John Ahern

John Ahern

Volunteer Manager

Programs: Volunteering

johnparkpride.org
404.546.6854 (office)   |   404.546.9628 (fax)   |  404.723.3112 (cell)
Favorite Hometown Park:  Laurelwood Park (Portland, OR)
Park Pastime: Napping, picnics, and people watching 

Allison Barnett

Allison Barnett

Associate Director

Programs: Grants + Fiscal Partners

allisonparkpride.org
404.546.6760 (office)  |  404.546.9420 (fax)
Favorite Hometown Park:  Cook Co. Forest Preserve (Northbrook, IL)
Park Pastime:  Picnicking, relaxing, watching kids play 

Ellen Bruenderman

Ellen Bruenderman

Project Manager

Programs: Strategic Planning, Volunteering

ellenparkpride.org
404.546.7981 (office) | 502.938.1225 (cell)
Favorite Hometown Park:  Piedmont Park
Park Pastime: Walking 

Michael Halicki

Michael Halicki

Executive Director

Programs: All + Advocacy

michaelparkpride.org
404.546.7970 (office)   |   404.546.9832 (fax)   |  404.272.2924 (cell)
Favorite Hometown Park:  Grant Park (Atlanta, GA)
Park Pastime: Jogging with my dog, taking my kids to playground & pool 

Betty Hanacek

Betty Hanacek

Director of Capacity Building

Programs: Friends of the Park

bettyparkpride.org
404.546.6852 (office)   |   404.546.2959 (fax)
Favorite Hometown Park:  Peachtree Hills Park
Park Pastime: Walking and Socializing 

Marlina McKay

Marlina McKay

Manager of IT

Programs: Database + Website + IT

marlinaparkpride.org

404.546.7982 (office)   |   404.546.9423 (fax)

Favorite Hometown Park:  Piedmont Park (Atlanta, GA)
Park Pastime:  Drum circles

Rachel Maher

Rachel Maher

Marketing and Communications Manager

Programs: Marketing + Communications

rachelparkpride.org
404.546.7969 (office)   |   404.739.3322 (fax)
Favorite Hometown Park:  Bayfront Park (Sarasota, FL)
Park Pastime: Walking dogs, picnicking 

Roberta Moore

Roberta Moore

Development Associate

Programs: Development and Communications

robertaparkpride.org
404.546.6851 (office)
Favorite Hometown Park: Winnona Park (Decatur, GA)
Park Pastime: walking & playing with my dog, exploring the creek

Teri Nye

Teri Nye

Visioning Coordinator

Programs: Park Visioning, Grants

teriparkpride.org
404.546.7982 (office)   |   404.664.8224 (cell)
Favorite Hometown Park:  Shenandoah National Park (Virginia)
Park Pastime: birding, taking photos, and walking 

Ayanna Williams

Ayanna Williams

Director of Community Building

Programs: Friends of the Park + DeKalb County

ayannaparkpride.org
404.546.7963 (office)   |  404.546.9422 (fax)   |  404.723.3116 (cell)

Favorite Hometown Park: Ludington State Park (Ludington, MI)

Park Pastime: Camping, flying kites

Andrew White

Andrew White

Director of Park Visioning

Programs: Visioning

andrewparkpride.org
404.546.7965 (office) | 678.551.9122 (cell)
Favorite Hometown Park: Alum Springs Park, (Fredericksburg, VA)
Park Pastime: Frisbee and people watching

Jane Zoellick

Jane Zoellick

Development Manager

Programs: Development

janeparkpride.org
404.546.6855 (office)   |   404.546.2950 (fax)  
Favorite Hometown Park:  Lincoln Park (Chicago, IL)
Park Pastime: walking, hiking, biking, gardening and picnicking