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Paradis and Wilson join BerryDunn's growing Parks and Recreation Practice

10.15.19

Nationally recognized consultants Lisa Paradis and Dannielle (Dannie) Wilson have joined BerryDunn’s growing Parks and Recreation Practice, part of the Local Government Practice Group. The ongoing expansion of this group is driven by a demand for forward-looking approaches to municipal parks and recreation planning, including the facilitation of partnerships with architecture, engineering, and landscape design services.

Paradis works with parks and recreation departments to focus on mission and vision, and to create strategy, policy, and plans that are realistic and attainable. As the former Vice President and Principal of 110% Inc, a consulting service for parks and recreation agencies, and a previous parks and recreation Director (most recently in Brookline, MA), she developed innovative approaches to cost recovery for long-term financial sustainability. Well known as a speaker and facilitator, Paradis has presented at national conferences on a variety of wellness and recreation topics. 

Wilson, who formerly owned her own consultancy, offers master planning, strategic planning, and recreation program assessments. She has worked for three parks and recreation agencies in various management roles where she improved efficiencies in program planning and fiscal management. As a member of the National Recreation & Park Association, Wilson is a seasoned conference presenter. 

Paradis and Wilson join Barbara Heller: “I’m thrilled that Lisa and Dannie are able to join BerryDunn. We’ve long been colleagues with similar approaches in this space,” said Heller. “Lisa’s unmatched ability to focus on the human benefits of parks and recreation management, and Dannie’s program planning acumen, are equally important to our growing team.” 

“Partnering with Barbara Heller and the BerryDunn Parks and Recreation team is a new adventure I’m delighted to take on. I’ve spent my career creating better communities and serving the public,” said Paradis. “Working with BerryDunn’s Local Government Practice Group allows me to continue to help communities, organizations, and individuals become the best versions of themselves.” 

BerryDunn’s Local Government Practice Group provides services to all facets of local government, including finance and administration, community development, public health, public safety, utilities, K-12, and information technology.

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