Contact Division of Nature Preserves Staff

Name Title Telephone Number E-mail address
Nature Preserves Management
John Bacone Division Director 317-232-4054
Tom Swinford Assistant Division Director 317-233-4849
Jeremy Bushee Projects Coordinator 317-232-0207
Gail Riggs Administrative Manager 317-234-1064
Cathy Zajdel Administrative Support 317-233-5574
Natural Heritage Program
Ron Hellmich Coordinator 317-232-8059
Teresa Clark Data Manager 317-232-3517
Roger Hedge Ecologist 317-232-8062
Mike Homoya Botanist 317-232-0208
Matt Wyrick Protection Director 317-232-4078
Regional Ecologists - View Map of Regions
Andrew Reuter Central Region 317-234-8944
Ryan Keller Southwest Region 812-789-5048
Rich Dunbar Northeast Region 260-691-3401
Tom Post Northwest Region 219-921-6714
Taylor Lehman Limberlost and East Central Region 260-368-7594
Emily Stork Grand Calumet Region 219-688-0632
Jason Larson Southeast Region 812-358-2160
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Derek Nimetz Coastal Region 219-928-3997
Lake Michigan Coastal Program
Maggie Byrne Director 219-983-9912
Kacey Alexander Operations Manager 317-234-3985
Sarah Nimetz Grant Specialist 219-250-5401
Sylvia Collins Coastal Resource Planner 219-926-9757
Vacant Special Projects Coordinator    
Kathryn Vallis Outreach and Education Assistant 219-250-5402
Jessica Huseman Grant Assistant 219-250-5403