Meet our Staff

For additional information about the work of the National Association of Park Foundations and how we can help your organization achieve success please contact NAPF executive director, Donald A. Ortale, at or call 630-965-1000.



Donald A. Ortale, Executive Director

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Dr. Nathan A. Schaumleffel, Consulting Partner and Education & Training Services Consultant

Dr. Nathan A. Schaumleffel, CPRP, CNP, CFRM, CVA, CYSA holds a Ph.D. in Recreation, Sport, & Tourism with a focus in Youth and Community Development from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  He also holds a M.S.Ed. in the Administration of Recreation and Park Systems and a B.S. in Recreation Program Services both from Southern Illinois University Carbondale where he was named the Recreation Alumnus of the Year in 2014.  He also earned an A.A. and A.S. from Southwestern Illinois College. Dr. Schaumleffel has been a featured park foundation speaker and author since before the creation of NAPF, and he currently serves on the faculty of the Park Foundation School at the Oglebay National Training Center in partnership with the National Association of Park Foundations. Dr. Nathan has been with NAPF since the founding of our organization.  First, he served as Editor of the NAPF Cornerstone Blog with @drschaumleffel from July 2015 to July 2016, which was designed to strengthen the social media efforts and membership development of the association. Then, from January 2017 to November 2018, he served as Member Services Consultant to 35 park foundations and friends groups. From March 2020 to December 2020, he served as our Member Services & Programs Consultant. Currently, beginning in January 2021, Dr. Schaumleffel serves as our Education & Training Services Consultant. In addition to his current role, he has been our chief Consulting Partner since February 2019. Dr. Schaumleffel is also Proprietor & Senior Consultant of Driven Strategic LLC; as well as Associate Professor & Program Coordinator of the Recreation and Nonprofit Leadership programs at Indiana State University.



Cayce Chenault,

Membership Sales Manager

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Frank Angiulo, Membership Services & Programs Manager

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Big Shot Marketing,

Social Media/Social Marketing

Joseph Konney, 

Web Design and IT Administration

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