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Tina Fleming was appointed director of the Gwinnett County Department of Community Services in 2016. Employed with Gwinnett County Community Services since 2001, Tina has also served as the Division Director of Parks and Recreation Operations and held other management roles in that division. Her areas of responsibility include Parks and Recreation, Health and Human Services, UGA Extension, Animal Welfare and Enforcement, and the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center, and she is a liaison with several community service organizations. Her more than 20 years of public service experience includes work with local communities in Georgia.
Lindsey Jorstad serves as the Community Services Deputy Director. In her role she works to engage, collaborate, and support our diverse residents, workforce, volunteers, and partners. As a founding member of Gwinnett’s community-wide health initiative, Live Healthy Gwinnett, she takes a proactive wellness approach to address preventable chronic illnesses that impact residents. In 2019, Lindsey was recognized as the RWJF-NRPA Health Equity Awardee.
As an advocate for positive youth development and diverse out-of-school time programs, she is identified by the National AfterSchool Association as a Next Generation of Afterschool Honoree who eliminates service barriers to expand resources for food access, healthcare, early learning, mental wellness, and sustainable partnerships. A true parks and rec kid, she has grown up utilizing community assets and strives to ensure all children and adults have the same opportunities to explore nature, discover social skills, adopt healthy habits, and give back to their community.
Regina joined Gwinnett County and the Department of Community Services in 2018 and was appointed Deputy Department Director in 2021. She oversees the Health & Human Services and UGA Extension Gwinnett divisions.
The Health & Human Services division manages four senior centers, providing meals, transportation, homemaking, and respite services to Gwinnett’s most vulnerable seniors; three OneStop Centers that partner with community agencies to provide wellness and life skill classes and resources; and the OneStop 4 HELP program that assists Gwinnett’s most vulnerable residents in navigating community resources. The UGA Extension Gwinnett division manages the three areas of extension from the university; Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, and Georgia 4-H Youth Development program.
Prior to working with the county, Regina worked in the Gwinnett and Philadelphia communities in nonprofit, fundraising, community development, and higher education administration.
Regina has a Bachelor’s degree in English from Immaculata University. She also holds a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Pennsylvania. She volunteers with local nonprofit boards and she and her husband, Brian, love spending their free time traveling and stargazing with their four-legged family.
Business Management Division Director:
Rick serves as the Business Management Division Director. This division is responsible for coordinating, monitoring, and processing the financial needs of Community Services, including administration, human resources, budget, payables, revenues, purchasing, and fixed assets. Rick is a graduate of the EXCEL management development program and is a Certified Finance Officer, Levels I and II, through the University of Georgia.
During his tenure with Gwinnett County and prior to becoming the Business Management Division Director, he served as the Section Manager and Business Officer for the Community Services Department, overseeing the capital budget, including the 1997, 2001, 2005, 2009, 2014, and 2017 sales tax programs. Rick is a 1996 graduate of the University of Florida and has worked for Gwinnett County Department of Community Services since graduation.
Parks & Recreation Division Director:
Chris became the Parks and Recreation Division Director in 2021, overseeing recreation programming and operations for all the aquatic centers/pools, historical sites, and parks. Chris also collaborates with the Recreation Authority Board and community partners to remain aware of community needs.
Prior to becoming the Division Director, Chris served as the Deputy Division Director of Recreation, overseeing recreation programming that included aquatics, day camps, senior recreation, youth and adult sports, and special events, as well as operations of activity buildings/community recreation centers, aquatic centers/pools, gyms, and senior recreation facilities.
Chris, a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional, has a Bachelor of Science in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management with an emphasis on Community Recreation from Clemson University. Prior to joining Gwinnett County in 2013 as a Program Supervisor, Chris served as the Recreation Manager at Gainesville Parks and Recreation. He lives in the Grayson with his wife Jessica and daughters Finley and Ashton.
Parks & Recreation, Deputy Division Director:
Sarah was appointed in 2018 and oversees the County’s historic sites, the Environmental Heritage Center, park natural resource management, and the environmental and cultural programming.
Her career has included environmental research with state and federal agencies as well as public engagement work at science and nature centers. She worked in public service for over 12 years conducting water conservation outreach for the City of Savannah, environmental education and park management for Athens-Clarke County, and has a background in wildlife research and management.Sarah is passionate about mindful management of the tremendous resources in our parks as well as reconnecting our residents to nature and history. In her free time, she enjoys time on the water, all live music, an occasional triathlon, and she is a minority owner of the Green Bay Packers.
Parks & Recreation, Deputy Division Director – Parks Operations:
Eric oversees two sections in Parks and Recreation; Grounds Maintenance and Skilled Trades. As a 1982 graduate of The University of Georgia, Eric holds a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture and has worked in both the private sector and government at the local and state levels.
He began his career with Gwinnett County in 1990 serving as the Parks Grounds Manager until 2018 when he was promoted to Deputy Division Director. Eric was instrumental in de-centralizing parks maintenance operations by establishing small teams in each of the larger parks. This strategy greatly improved the efficiency of parks maintenance while decreasing the vehicle liability by greatly reducing roving crews in the system. He has also been a key team player in several design aspects of the parks including the “Horne Gate”.
During the span of his career at Gwinnett County, he has been a valuable team member in identifying and hiring or promoting other key team members in our outstanding and nationally recognized park agency.
A husband and father of five adult children, Eric spends much of his free time with the Georgia Department of Defense, State Defense Force, in Search and Rescue Operations in Georgia and assisting in training National Guard Units.