Contact Us

Howard County Recreation & Parks
7120 Oakland Mills Road
Columbia, MD 21046

410-313-4700 General Information (M-F, 8 AM-5 PM)
410-313-4660 FAX
410-313-PARK (7275) Registration (M-F, 8 AM-4:30 PM)

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Administration

John R. Byrd, Director 
410-313-4640 
jbyrd@howardcountymd.gov  

John S. Marshall, Chief, Parks & Program Services 
410-313-4640 
jsmarshall@howardcountymd.gov  

Raul Delerme, Chief, Capital Projects, Park Planning & Construction 
410-313-4685 
rdelerme@howardcountymd.gov  

Laura Wetherald, Chief, Bureau of Recreation Services
410-313-4640 
lwetherald@howardcountymd.gov  

Mike Milani, Chief, Bureau of Administrative Services
410-313-4629 
mmilani@howardcountymd.gov  


Adult Programs

 

Danielle Bassett, Manager 
Cooking, Crafts and Fine Arts, Dance, Lifelong Learning and Music 
410-313-1693 
dbassett@howardcountymd.gov  

Karen Bradley Ehler, Coordinator 
410-313-4635 
KEhler@howardcountymd.gov  

Capital Projects, Park Planning and Construction


Raul Delerme, Bureau Chief 
410-313-4689 
rdelerme@howardcountymd.gov  

Clara Gouin, RLA, Park Planner 
410-313-4687 
cgouin@howardcountymd.gov  

Paul Walsky, RLA, Park Planner 
410-313-1695 
pwalsky@howardcountymd.gov  

Ed Bromley, Engineering Support Technician I 
410-313-4688 
ebromley@howardcountymd.gov  

Dawn Poholsky, GIS Specialist 
Geographical Information Systems (GIS), 
Global Positioning System (GPS) 
Database Management, Web Content Editor 
410-313-1677 
dpoholsky@howardcountymd.gov  

Bob Linz, Operations Supervisor 3 
410-313-4709 
blinz@howardcountymd.gov  

Jeff Hull, Operations Supervisor 1 
410-313-4631 
jhull@howardcountymd.gov  

Mike Peach, Building Maintenance & Security 
410-313-4731 
mpeach@howardcountymd.gov  

Tim Nedzel, Operations Supervisor 3 
410-313-1605 
tnedzel@howardcountymd.gov  

Community, Recreation & Nature Centers

Gary J. Arthur Community Center at Glenwood 
General Information 
Phone: 410-313-4840 
FAX: 410-313-4846

Stephanie Haas Simon, Facility Director 
410-313-4844 
SSimon@howardcountymd.gov

Heather Sites, Assistant Director 
410-313-4845 
hsites@howardcountymd.gov

Matthew Zervas, Facility Coordinator 
410-313-4835 
mzervas@howardcountymd.gov

Justin Rutledge, Registration Specialist 
410-313-4841 
jrutledge@howardcountymd.gov

North Laurel Community Center
General Information 
Phone: 410-313-0390 
FAX: 240-568-3030 

Matt Madera, Facility Director 
410-313-0456 
mmadera@howardcountymd.gov

Tessa Hurd, Assistant Facility Director 
410-313-0457 
thurd@howardcountymd.gov

Roger Carter Community Center 
General Information 
Phone: 410-313-2764 
FAX: 410-313-2746

Julija Sajauskas, Facility Director 
410-313-2722 
jsajauskas@howardcountymd.gov

Todd Holmes, Assistant Facility Director 
410-313-2765 
tcholmes@howardcountymd.gov

Montrez Brown, Facility Coordinator 
410-313-2748 
mjbrown@howardcountymd.gov

Kiwanis Wallas Recreation Center
Joy Young, Facility Director 
410-313-7311 
jkyoung@howardcountymd.gov

Meadowbrook Athletic Complex
Matt Knoerlein, Facility Supervisor 
410-313-1163 
mknoerlein@howardcountymd.gov

Greg Meyd, Youth Programs and Summer Camps  
410-313-1162 
gmeyd@howardcountymd.gov

Robinson Nature Center 
General Information 
Front desk: 410-313-0400 or 410-313-0401

Stacey Yankee, Center Director 
410-313-0404 
syankee@howardcountymd.gov

Meagan Downey, Program Manager 
410-313-0405 
mdowney@howardcountymd.gov

Kevin Costin, Rental & Field Trip Coordinator 
410-313-0410 
kcostin@howardcountymd.gov

Brian Campbell, Volunteer Coordinator 
410-313-0406 
bcampbell@howardcountymd.gov

Pamela Reese, Community Liaison & Outreach 
410-313-0673 
pareese@howardcountymd.gov

Katie Peet, Naturalist 
410-313-0407 
kpeet@howardcountymd.gov

Marisa Olszewski, Exhibits & Special Projects Specialist 
410-313-0672 
molszewski@howardcountymd.gov

Emily David, Registration Supervisor 
410-313-0402 
edavid@howardcountymd.gov

Early Childhood and Youth Programs

Adam Wienckowski, Manager; 
Youth: Chess, Culture, Etiquette, LEGO®, Music, Science/Technology; Early Childhood Activities 
410-313-4714 
awienckowski@howardcountymd.gov

Melissa Calleri, Coordinator 
School-age Youth Arts, Cooking, Dance 
410-313-4721 
mcalleri@howardcountymd.gov

Cindy Ochs, Coordinator 
Early Childhood, Preschool Arts, Cooking, Parent-Child 
410-313-4681 
cochs@howardcountymd.gov

Heritage Programs

Caitlin Chamberlain, Heritage Program & Facilities Manager 
410-313-0420 
cchamberlain@howardcountymd.gov  

Jaimie Wilder, Heritage Program & Facilities Coordinator 
410-313-0419 
jwilder@howardcountymd.gov  

Kiri Houpt, Heritage Educator 
410-313-0423 
khoupt@howardcountymd.gov  

Tim Nedzel, Heritage Operations Supervisor 
410-313-4955 
tnedzel@howardcountymd.gov  

Horticulture and Land Management

Tim Overstreet, Division Supervisor 
410-313-4627 
toverstreet@howardcountymd.gov

Joann Frush, Operations Supervisor 
410-313-4733 
jfrush@howardcountymd.gov

Chris Tolson, Contract Management 
410-313-4732  
ctolson@howardcountymd.gov

Marketing

Anna Hunter, Marketing & Public Information 
410-313-4686 
ahunter@howardcountymd.gov

Natural Resources & Open Space

Dan McNamara, Superintendent 
410-313-4725 
dmcnamara@howardcountymd.gov  

Erika Borzatti, Administrative Assistant 
410-313-1636 
eborzatti@howardcountymd.gov  

Phil Norman, Deer Management Manager 
410-313-1675 
pnorman@howardcountymd.gov  

Cheryl Farfaras, Middle Patuxent Environmental Area (MPEA) Manager 
410-313-4726 
cfarfaras@howardcountymd.gov  

Jeff Claffy, Middle Patuxent Environmental Area (MPEA) Assistant Manager, 
MPEA Volunteer Programs 
410-313-6209 
jclaffy@howardcountymd.gov  

Brenda Belensky, Wildlife Management and Trail Development 
410-313-4724 
bbelensky@howardcountymd.gov  

Sue Muller, Maryland Amphibian & Reptile Atlas Coordinator, Howard County GreenFest Co-chair, FrogWatch USA, NestWatch, Weed Warriors, Butterfly surveys 
410-313-4697 
smuller@howardcountymd.gov  

Dan McNamara, Natural Resources Operations Manager 
410-313-4725 
dmcnamara@howardcountymd.gov  

David Keane, Forest Conservation, Reforestation Manager 
410-313-1676 
dkeane@howardcountymd.gov  

Bryan Moody, Forest Conservation Inspections and Enforcement 
410-313-6201 
bmoody@howardcountymd.gov  

Megan Handshu Mills, Private Forest Conservation Establishment, 
Stream Releaf and Plant (It) Green Programs 
410-313-6205 
mlhmills@howardcountymd.gov  

Charlie Peregoy, Regulations Inspector I 
and Dedications 
410-313-1678 
cperegoy@howardcountymd.gov  

Anthony Tanner, Park Ranger 
410-313-4613 
atanner@howardcountymd.gov  

Kevin Vest, Park Ranger Supervisor I 
410-313-4679 
kvest@howardcountymd.gov  

Park Operations

Park Information
410-313-4700

Heather Johannes, Park Operations Superintendent 
410-313-1690 
hjohannes@howardcountymd.gov 

Donna Szyman, Park Operations Assistant 
410-313-4647 
dszyman@howardcountymd.gov  

Neal Hollingshead, Operations Supervisor III, Zone 1 (Cedar Lane Park) 
410-313-7398 
nhollingshead@howardcountymd.gov  

Greg Fiala, Operations Supervisor I, Zone 1 (Cedar Lane Park) 
410-313-7285 
gfiala@howardcountymd.gov  

George Birmingham, Park Maintenance Leader, Zone 1 (Savage Park) 
410-313-6152 
gbirmingham@howardcountymd.gov  

John Peach, Operations Supervisor III, Zone 2 (Centennial Park) 
410-313-0418 
jpeach@howardcountymd.gov  

Steve Schwarzman, Operations Supervisor I, Zone 2 (Centennial Park) 
410-313-7271 
sschwarzman@howardcountymd.gov  

Rick Femiano, Operations Supervisor III, Zone 3 (Schooley Mill Park) 
410-313-6133 
rfemiano@howardcountymd.gov  

Jim Craft, Operations Supervisor I, Zone 3 (Western Regional Park) 
410-313-5497 
jcraft@howardcountymd.gov  

Steve Reed, Operations Supervisor III, Zone 4 (Rockburn Branch Park) 
410-313-5132 
sreed@howardcountymd.gov  

Cathy Allen, Belmont Manor and Historic Park Manager 
410-313-1686 
callen@howardcountymd.gov

Pavilion & Field Reservations

Rachel Hall, Pavilion Rentals 
410-313-4682 
rmhall@howardcountymd.gov  

Jean Shea, Field Permits 
410-313-4626 
jshea@howardcountymd.gov  

Recreational Licensed Child Care and Community Services

Nicola Morgal, Superintendent 
410-313-4723 
nmorgal@howardcountymd.gov  

Joynel K. Young, Recreation Manager 
410-313-4717 
jkyoung@howardcountymd.gov  

Stephanie Wise, Supervisor 
Early Learning Centers & Elementary Child Care: Elkridge 
410-313-4712 
swise@howardcountymd.gov  

Claudia Charity, Supervisor 
Elementary Child Care: Bellows Spring, Forest Ridge, Gorman Crossing, Ilchester & Laurel Woods 
410-313-4636 
ccharity@howardcountymd.gov  

Glen Turner, Supervisor 
Elementary Child Care: Dayton Oaks, Hollifield Station, Rockburn, St. Johns Lane, Triadelphia Ridge & Waverly 
410-313-4713 
gturner@howardcountymd.gov  

Brian Murphy, Coordinator 
Elementary Child Care: Bushy Park, Lisbon & Veterans 
410-313-4797
ccharity@howardcountymd.gov  

Shavon Pearson-Gordon, Coordinator 
CAN-Teen Clubs at Bonnie Branch, Elkridge Landing, Ellicott Mills, Folly Quarter, Patapsco & Thomas Viaduct; Elementary Child Care: Ducketts Lane & Fulton 
410-313-4633 
spearson@howardcountymd.gov  

Donna Jackson-Parker, Coordinator: Bollman Bridge, Deep Run & Homework Clubs 
410-313-1696 
DJacksonparker@howardcountymd.gov 

Julia Martin, Coordinator: Manor Woods, Pointers Run & West Friendship  
410-313-1687 
jmartin@howardcountymd.gov  

Recreation Services

Phil Bryan, Superintendent 
410-313-1668 
pbryan@howardcountymd.gov

Registration

General Registration (Program information, Refund/ Withdrawal Requests) 
410-313-7275

Christine Wilson, Supervisor 
410-313-7275 
registration@howardcountymd.gov  

Senior Adult 55+ Programs

Ginny Russ, Coordinator 
Adults 55+, Trips and Tours 
410-313-7279 
vruss@howardcountymd.gov


Special Events

Wine in the Woods

Phil Bryan 
410-313-1668 
pbryan@howardcountymd.gov

Summer Concerts

Danielle Bassett 
410-313-4634 
dbassett@howardcountymd.gov  


Sports and Adventure Services

Allan Harden, Superintendent 
410-313-4652 
aharden@howardcountymd.gov  

Mike Blevins, Sports Tournament and Events 
410-313-1691 
mblevins@howardcountymd.gov  

Will Dunmore, Track & Field (Hershey Event), Football (Adult), Jump Rope 
410-313-1697 
wdunmore@howardcountymd.gov  

Matt Knoerlein, Youth Leagues Manager 
410-313-1163 
mknoerlein@howardcountymd.gov

Pat McGinnis, Adult Soccer, Cricket, Camps 
410-313-4716 
pmcginnis@howardcountymd.gov

Derek Ludlow, Community Sports Manager, Coaches Registry 
410-313-4706 
dludlow@howardcountymd.gov  

Ray Hall, Community Sports, Elkridge Hurricanes, WHC Warhawks 
410-313-1689 
ARHall@howardcountymd.gov  

Sandra Lambert, Cheerleading, Football (NFL Flag; Terps), Rugby (Youth) 
410-313-4715 
slambert@howardcountymd.gov  

Derrick Thompson, Football (Steelers), Lacrosse Leagues 
410-313-4736 
dethompson@howardcountymd.gov  

Mark Pendleton, Adult Softball , Basketball, 55+ Tennis, 55+ Volleyball, 55+ Softball 
410-313-4674 
mpendleton@howardcountymd.gov  

Susan Markovitz, Adult Recreational Drop-In Sports, Field Hockey, Soccer (Youth Leagues), Ultimate Disc (Youth) 
410-313-4674 
samarkovitz@howardcountymd.gov  

Amy Patton, Fitness, Wrestling  
410-313-4718 
apatton@howardcountymd.gov  

Amanda Bartell, Fencing, Martial Arts, Gymnastics, Preschool Sports 
410-313-1694 
abartell@howardcountymd.gov  

Carson Nickell, Youth Basketball League (5-8 yrs), Volleyball 
410-313-4720 
cjnickell@howardcountymd.gov  

Krista Billingsley, Golf, Tennis, Life Time and Individual, Youth Basketball League (9-14 yrs), High School Basketball League
410-313-4637 
kbillingsley@howardcountymd.gov  

Brian Wyman, Instructional Sports, Columbia Baseball League 
410-313-4705 
bwyman@howardcountymd.gov  

Julija Sajauskas, Roger Carter Community Center Facility Director 
410-313-2765 
jsajauskas@howardcountymd.gov

Aquatics Supervisor, Roger Carter Community Center 
410-313-2765

Montrez Brown, Roger Carter Community Center Facility Coordinator 
410-313-2748 
mjbrown@howardcountymd.gov

Dawn Thomas, Adventure & Outdoors Programs & Camps 
410-313-4623 
dthomas@howardcountymd.gov  

Matt Medicus, Adventure & Outdoors Programs & Camps 
410-313-4719 
mmedicus@howardcountymd.gov  

Teen Programs

Holly Harden, Manager
Teen Programs 
410-313-4625 
hharden@howardcountymd.gov

Jennene Blakely, Supervisor 
Teen Programs 
410-313-1693 
jlblakely@howardcountymd.gov

Vacant, Coordinator 
Teen Programs 
410-313-4609 
kjones@howardcountymd.gov

Therapeutic Recreation/Inclusion

Susan Potts, MS, CTRS , Manager 
410-313-4628 
spotts@howardcountymd.gov  

Ruth Coleman, Coordinator 
410-313-4708 
rucoleman@howardcountymd.gov  

For information about Summer TR Camps please contact:

Susan Potts, MS, CTRS, Manager 
410-313-4628 
spotts@howardcountymd.gov

Volunteers and Special Projects

Shawnte Berry, Volunteer & Special Projects Manager 
410-313-4624 
sberry@howardcountymd.gov  

Linda E. DiPanfilo, Volunteer & Special Projects Coordinator 
410-313-4704 
ldipanfilo@howardcountymd.gov