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.

2020 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
Retired-  Vice President & Senior Corporation Counsel

Cheryl Dillenback–Assistant Treasurer
Neighborhood Leader

Joseph Banfield
Project Coordinator – Total Engineering Solutions Company

Russ Clemens
Senior Mgr. of Compensation & Benefits -Citizens Energy Group

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

Alex MacAllister
Southern District Operations Manager- MacAllister Rentals

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

David Stokes
Retired Army and Entrepreneur

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

Jim Simmons
Garfield Park Neighborhood Leader
Retired – Businessman

Mark Van Auken
Easley Winery
Retried-The National Bank of Indianapolis

Posthumous Life Board Members

Betty Foley
Founding FOGP Member 1998-2015

Richard Hornberger
Founding FOGP Member 1989-2013

P.E MacAllister
MacAllister Machinery Co. , Inc. 1999 -2019

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

Indy Parks Staff

Fritz Nerding
Garfield Regional Park Manager & Conservatory Manager

Elizabeth Schleicher
Assistant Conservatory Manager

Pete Bolden
Burrello Family Center Manager

Haley Dickey
Assistant Burrello Family Center Manager

Kavita Mahoney
Garfield Park Art Center Manager

Sarah Norman
Garfield Park Art Center Assistant Manager


Mike Lennox
FOGP Administrative Consultant

Dale Bowell
FOGP Board Assistant

D. Mark Bowell
Volunteer, Development Committee Chair
DMB Marketing & Management, Inc.

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