Our Board

Current Board of Governors

Eric W. O’Brien, O’Brien & Sons. FSPR Chair. Served as a member of the NRPA Board of Trustees for 10 years and served as Chairman of the Board for 4 years.

Doug Youngblood, CPA. FSPR Treasurer. Served as a member of the NRPA Board of Trustees for 6 years. Served as Treasurer of NRPA for 2 years.

Victor Ashe. Former mayor of Knoxville, TN. Former US Ambassador to Poland. Served as a member of the NRPA Board of Trustees.

Lewis J. Conwell, Business and commercial litigation attorney with DLA Piper LLP.  

Joe Crookham, President, Musco Sports Lighting, LLC. Served as a member of the NRPA Board of Trustees for 6 years.

Sylvia Jarvi

Ronald D. Lehman. Served as NRPA Commissioner. Served 42 years with Channahon Community Park District – Gold Medal Winner in 1997. Served as NRPA Trustee for 12 years. Served as President of the Illinois Association of Park District Board of Directors for 10 years. Served as Chairman of the Illinois Michigan National Heritage Corridor for 5 years.

Fran Mainella, Served as former President of NRPA. Visiting Scholar, Clemson University’s Parks, Recreation and Management Department. 16th Director of NPS.

M. Kathleen Perales, PhD. Elected member of the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA).Served as a member of the NRPA Board of Trustees and Executive Committee. Armed Forces Recreation Society Board and officer. National Society for Park Resources Board.  AAPRA Board with over 30 years experience in the federal parks and recreation field.

Kathy Spangler, CAE. Vice President of US Programs at Save the Children. Past Employment with America’s Promise and NRPA