Departments

Forest Preserve District Departments

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

 

Executive

Ed Stevenson, Executive Director
630-933-7215
estevenson@dupageforest.org

For FOIA-related requests, contact our FOIA officer Jordan Countryman at 630-933-7200 or email foia@dupageforest.org.

 

Communications & Marketing

Tony Martinez, Director
630-871-6406
tmartinez@dupageforest.org

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

 

Community Services & Education

Anamari Dorgan, Director
630-462-5654
adorgan@dupageforest.org


Finance & Administration 

Jack Hogan, Director
630-933-7200
info-AF@dupageforest.org


Golf Operations

Ed Stevenson, Executive Director
630-451-3434
estevenson@dupageforest.org

 

Human Resources

Janet Van Haren, Human Resources Manager
630-933-7200
foresthr@dupageforest.org

 

Information Technology

Joe Potenza, Chief Information Officer
630-933-7200 

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

Law Enforcement

David Pederson, Chief of Police
630-933-7689
police@dupageforest.org

 

Natural Resources

Erik Neidy, Director 
630-933-7227
info-NR@dupageforest.org

 

Resource Management & Development

Dan Zinnen, Director
630-933-7200
info-RMD@dupageforest.org

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

Land Preservation

  • 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 

Planning

  • Develops master plans for 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