COAPRT Council Members

Chair
Dr. Sydney L. Sklar, CTRS
University of St. Francis
500 Wilcox Street
Joliet, IL  60435
(815) 740-3691
2nd Term Expires: 10/2022
Educator Representative

Vice-Chair
Dr. Patti A. Freeman
Brigham Young University RECMW
451 Tanner Bldg
Provo, UT 84602-2000
(801) 422-1286
1st Term Expires: 10/2021
Educator Representative

Vice-Chair
Dr. Doug Kennedy 
Virginia Wesleyan University
Recreation and Leisure Studies Program
1584 Wesleyan Drive
Norfolk, VA 23502
(757) 455-3305
2nd Term Expires: 10/2020
Administrator Representative

Treasurer
Dr. Christopher Nunes, CPRE

The Woodlands Township Parks and Recreation 
79 N. Cochran’s Green Circle 
The Woodlands, TX 77381
(936) 672-3907
1st Term Expires: 10/2020
Practitioner Representative

Dr. Gary Ellis
Texas A&M  University
417 Ag and Life Sciences Bldg
2261 TAMU
College Station, TX  77843 
(979) 845-7324
2nd Term Expires: 10/2022
Educator Representative

Dr. Maridith A. Janssen, Ed.D., RTC/CTRS
California State University
401 Golden Shore, 6th Floor
Long Beach, CA, 90802-4210
(562) 951-4706
Term Expires: 10/2021
Educator Representative

Kara Kish, MPA, CPRE, CPSI
Cincinnati Parks
950 Eden Park Drive
Cincinnati, OH 44202
(513) 357-2622
1st Term Expires: 10/2022
Practitioner Representative

Dr. Ariel Rodríguez, CPRP
Springfield College 
263 Alden St
Springfield, MA 01109-3707
(413) 748 3272
1st Term Expires: 10/2021
Educator Representative

Dr. Sonya R. Shaw, CPRP
Garner Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department
205 E. Garner Road
Garner, North Carolina 27529
(919) 773-4436
1st Term Expires: 10/2022
Practitioner Representative

Danielle Timmerman-Gertsch
Gertsch Consulting
1264 Lausanne Way
PO Box 953 
Midway, UT
(801)513-4010
2nd Term Expires: 10/2021
Public Representative