Board & Staff

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” Winston Churchill

We are grateful for our FOGP volunteer board members and all they do for Garfield Park.

2018 Board Members & Staff

Lynda Burrello, President
Retired ~ Indy Parks– Garfield Park Manager

Jan Lesniak, Vice president
Retired Attorney

Bob Willsey – Treasurer
President – Bison Creek Advisors, LLC

Joni Anderson — Secretary
Vice President & Senior Corporation Counsel
Strada Educational Network

Cheryl Dillenback 
Neighborhood Leader

Mark G. Ellis, Sr.

CEO ~ EM International Investment Group

John Hornberger
Retired Teacher

Bob Kizer
Regional Sales Manager – BSN Sports

Lisa Laflin
Executive Director -West Indy Development Corp.

Jeff Mader
Principal/Owner – Mader Design

John Masengale 
Eli Lilly and Co., Retired

Parks Pifer
Former Garfield Park Conservatory Manager


Jose Salinas

Presiding Judge, Marion County, Superior Court, Criminal Division 14

Garfield Park Neighbor

Darrell Unsworth
Community Development Consultant
Owner/Darrell Unsworth Consulting

Jennifer VanSickle
Assoc. Prof, Program Coordinator
Sports Mgmt, Program, UIndy

Life Board Members

Doug Hardwick 
Horseshoe & 500 Gordon Pipers


P.E MacAllister
MacAllister  Machinery Co. , Inc.

Jim Simmons

Garfield Park Neighborhood Leader

Retired – Businessman

Mark Van Auken

Easley Winery

The National Bank of Indianapolis, Retired

Posthumous Life Board Members

Betty Foley

Founding FOGP Member 1998-2015

Richard Hornberger

Founding FOGP Member 1989-2013

George Seybert

Founding FOGP Member 1989-2017

Honorary Board of Directors

Phil Bayt

Attorney, Ice Miller

Jeff Cardwell

President, Cardwell Do it Best

Mike Davis

Community Leader, Retired

Andy Hohlt

Neighborhood Leader

Greg Martz

President, GM Development

David Sease

Partner, Sease, Gerig & Associates

Indy Parks Staff

Fritz Nerding

Garfield Regional Park Manager  & Conservatory Manager

Elizabeth Schleicher

Assistant Conservatory Manager

Paul Evans

Burrello Family Center Manager

Kavita Mahoney

Garfield Park Art Center Manager


D. Mark Bowell
FOGP Executive Director

DMB Marketing & Management, Inc.

Dale Bowell
FOGP Board Assistant

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