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Amy McMillan, Director

Amy McMillan has more than 25 years’ leadership experience in the parks and recreation sector. She spent 18 years as the director for the Genesee County Parks and Recreation Commission and also worked for the city of Ypsilanti as the director for Parks and Recreation.

Ms. McMillan is a graduate of Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Arts in Recreation and Parks Administration and a Master of Science in Public Administration

Michael Lyons, Deputy Director

Mike Lyons has more than 25 years’ experience in the Park and Recreation profession and is a Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP). He has worked at the Metroparks for more than 27 years as a Golf Course Superintendent, Operations Supervisor, Park Manager and District Park Superintendent.

Mr. Lyons is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He also has a Turfgrass Management Certificate from Michigan State University.

Rebecca Franchock, Chief of Finance

The Huron-Clinton Metroparks Board of Commissioners confirmed Rebecca Franchock Chief of Finance of the Huron-Clinton Metroparks on August 9, 2018. As Chief of Finance, Franchock has the fiduciary responsibility for administering all financial proceedings of the Metroparks in accordance with federal, state and local laws, the Governmental Accounting Standards Board and other regulatory agencies. Her responsibilities include investing agency funds and administering the Metroparks’ Retiree Health Care and Pension trust funds.

Franchock began her career with the Metroparks as a Clerk in the Accounting Department in 1984. In 1987 she was named Chief Accountant and was appointed Controller by the Board of Commissioners in 2014.

Franchock has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Oakland University. She is a member of the Michigan Government Finance Officers Association and has served as treasurer for a number of organizations.

Michael Reese, Chief of Police

Michael Reese comes to the Metroparks with more than 37 years of law enforcement experience. His career has embodied various classifications within the police organization. He ultimately became the Chief of Police for Sterling Heights Police Department in 2008, retiring after seven years in 2015.

Michael Reese is the Chief of Police of the Metroparks. He brings his vast experiences of philanthropy, civic-minded and inspirational thinking to the community.

Administrative Office

Executive Leadership
Amy McMillan, Director

Michael Lyons, Deputy Director

Artina Sadler, Chief of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Shawn Athayde, Executive Assistant

Engineering Department
Mike Henkel, Chief of Engineering Services

Finance Department
Rebecca Franchock, Chief of Finance

Rebecca Baaki, Supervisor of Accounting

Susie Clearwater, Accounting Clerk

Renée Putz, Accounting Clerk

Human Resources
Randy Rossman, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Chief of Human Resources & Labor Relations

Sandy Burns, PHR, SHRM-CP, HR/Benefits Administrator

Holly Bialczak, PHR, HR Generalist

Information Technology Department
Robert Rudolph, Jr., Chief of Information Technology

Interpretive Department
Jennifer Jaworski, Chief of Interpretive Services

Marketing & Communications
Danielle Mauter, Chief of Marketing/Communications

Hilary Simmet, Marketing/Media Specialist

Natural Resources Department
Tyler Mitchell, Chief of Natural Resources

Planning Department
Nina Kelly, AICP, Chief of Planning and Development
(810) 494-6043

Tim Phillips, Park Planner
(810) 494-6022

Jason Bibby, AICP, System Planner
(810) 494-6031

Janet Vandewinkle, Grant Writer/Recreation Programs Coordinator
(810) 494-6017

Katie Kowalski, Volunteer Services Supervisor
(810) 494-6020

Michelle Nichols, Grant Writer
(810) 494-6012

Leah Deasy, Planning Aide
(810) 494-6032

Police Department
Michael Reese, Chief of Police

Western District

Kensington, Indian Springs, Huron Meadows, Hudson Mills, Dexter-Huron and Delhi Metroparks

Jeff Brown, Western District Superintendent

Erik Koppin, Kensington and Indian Springs Park Manager

Tamra Bezzeg, Huron Meadows, Hudson Mills, Dexter-Huron and Delhi Park Manager

Southern District

Lower Huron, Willow, Oakwoods and Lake Erie Metroparks

Jerome Cyr, Southern District Park Superintendent

Jeff Schuman, Lower Huron, Willow and Oakwoods Park Manager

Jeff Linn, Lake Erie Park Manager

Eastern District

Lake St. Clair, Wolcott Mill and Stony Creek Metroparks

Gary Hopp, Interim Eastern District Park Superintendent

Joe Hall, Lake St. Clair Park Manager

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