Forest Preserve District Departments

Ten departments manage the Forest Preserve District's natural areas and resources, facilities and centers, daily operations, and administrative services. 



Ed Stevenson, Executive Director

  • Oversees District operations
  • Provides administrative support to the Board of Commissioners
  • Manages Freedom of Information Act—related requests and coordinates responses

For FOIA-related requests, contact our FOIA officer Jordan Countryman at 630-933-7200 or email [email protected].


Business Enterprises

Ed Stevenson, Executive Director
[email protected]


Communications & Marketing

Audra Bonnet, Acting Director
[email protected]

  • Manages website, print publications and social media communication
  • Serves as media liaison
  • Promotes conservation-, education- and recreation-related programs
  • Develops ways for individuals and businesses to support the District’s mission with tax-deductible donations
  • Manages volunteer program


Community Services & Education

Anamari Dorgan, Director
[email protected]

  • Provides educational, cultural and recreational programs
  • Oversees five education centers and programs
  • Supports outreach to our neighboring communities
  • Maintains DuPage forest preserves and amenities

Finance & Administration 

Jack Hogan, Director
[email protected]

  • Collects revenues and satisfies debts
  • Safeguards financial assets and provides timely and accurate financial information to management, bond holders, regulating agencies and constituents
  • Produces and publishes annual financial reports
  • Maintains vehicles and equipment


Human Resources

Janet Van Haren, Human Resources Manager
[email protected]


Information Technology

Joe Potenza, Chief Information Officer

  • Oversees computer, network and data-communications equipment and support
  • Oversees shared-services agreements

Law Enforcement

David Pederson, Chief of Police
[email protected]


Natural Resources

Erik Neidy, Director 


Resource Management & Development

Dan Zinnen, Director
[email protected]

  • Directs Land Preservation and Planning departments
  • Manages the Forest Preserve District's former landfills
  • Maintains forest preserve buildings

Kevin Stough, Land Preservation Manager

  • Administers Forest Preserve District property-related agreements and databases for easements, licenses, leases and intergovernmental agreements
  • Manages and maintains records related to land acquisitions and conservation-easement programs
  • Monitors developments that may affect District property by administering the public-notice review program 

Kevin Horsfall, Planning Manager

  • Develops master plans for District forest preserves by using resource-based design principles
  • Implements and administers capital-improvement projects involving new structures, historic preservation, recreational facilities, trails and water-resource management