Meet the Board

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Dr. Robert F. Ashcraft, Ph.D.,

Executive Director, Lodestar Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Innovation

and Saguaro Professor of Civic Enterprise,

School of Community Resources and Development, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ 

Molly Elder, CPRE, is graduate of the University of Colorado and brings over 20 years of experience in financial analysis and budgeting, human resources, marketing and strategic planning. Molly has worked in banking, non-profit management, and business management...

Carol Johnson

More info to come...

Mark McKinnon has nearly 40 years’ experience in parks and recreation administration, programming and facility management in the Chicago metropolitan area.  From 2006 through 2015, Mark served as the Executive Director of the Addison Park District and previously held positions...

Kelly Schmidt

Kelly Schmidt has worked in the field of parks, recreation and conservation education for more than  26 years, serving municipalities, non-profits and park districts in, Florida, Colorado, Scotland, California, Texas and Washington...

Doug Youngblood offers up decades of experience as a CPA in the Charlotte, NC area providing personal and business financial planning.  Doug also serves numerous charitable organizations, mostly in parks and recreation, at the local, regional, and national levels.


Executive Director: Donald A. Ortale

Consulting Partner: Dr. Nathan Schaumleffel

Membership Sales Manager: Cayce Chenault

Social Media/Social Marketing: Big Shot Marketing

Web Design and IT Administration: Joseph Konney

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National Association of Park Foundations

54 E. St. Charles Road, Suite #7

Villa Park, IL. 60181



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