About Us

The Friends of Maryland State Forests and Parks, Inc. incorporated as a 501(c)3 organization in 1997. All donations to the FOMSP Foundation are tax deductible.  The all volunteer Board of Directors is listed below.

Board of Directors:

Chuck Hecker, President  – Retired Park Ranger Major

Rick Decker, Vice President – Retired Executive Department of the Army

Tim Casey, Secretary – Retired Corporate Executive

Wendell Jones, Treasurer – Retired Park Ranger Lieutenant        

Mel Poole, Superintendent Catoctin National Park      

Rusty Ruszin, Retired Park Ranger Colonel, Superintendent of Maryland Park Service

Mary Piotrowski, Retired Educator                 

Tom Donlin, Retired County Director of Parks and Recreation, Former Director MD Recreation and Parks Assn

Sarah Witcher, Natural Resource Specialist , Former Assistant Park Manager Gunpowder Falls State Park

Tim Roberts, Land and Property Manager, Former Americorps and Maryland Conservation Corps Manager

The attached brochure provides an overview of who we are and what we feel are the benefits of Maryland State Parks for all citizens.