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.

We are looking for seasonal help for our volunteer program. Please read the job description / application if you are interested.

We are also looking for a Proctor Creek Coordinator. The coordinator will be a detail-oriented, self starter to provide communications, coordination and community-building support to a wide range of programs, initiatives and activities dedicated to the improvement of the Proctor Creek Watershed and surrounding communities. Interested? Read the job description and apply by April 25th!


 

 “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 

Kristyn Back

Kristyn Back

Development Associate

Programs: Development

kristynparkpride.org
404.546.6855 (office)   |   404.546.2950 (fax)  
Favorite Hometown Park:  Narrows Reserve (Beavercreek, OH)
Park Pastime: Canoeing and Cartwheels 

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 

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 

Becky Katz

Becky Katz

Visioning Coordinator

Programs: Visioning, Grants

beckyparkpride.org
404.546.7987 (office)   |   404.546.2988 (fax)
Favorite Hometown Park:  Bryant Park (New York, New York)
Park Pastime: Lawn games and people watching 

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

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 

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 

Walt Ray

Walt Ray

Director of Park Visioning

Programs: Park Visioning

waltparkpride.org
404.432.9320 (office)  |  404.546.9424 (fax)

Favorite Hometown Park:  Parc Guell (Barcelona, Spain)

Park Pastime:  People Watching 

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