Tina O’Connell

Executive Director

(202) 494-0456 |

Tina joined Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens in 2012 as its first paid staff person and is thrilled to promote one of her own city’s hidden gems. She started as a volunteer coordinator and has since grown the organization into a robust nonprofit that helps people, especially those who live nearby, to connect with the natural beauty of the park through volunteer stewardship, seasonal celebrations, and educational programs.

Previously, she worked at NOAA’s national headquarters guiding research and education efforts at amazing, yet faraway, estuarine reserves. Tina earned a Master’s degree from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Tina enjoys trail running, camping, reading, and exploring the other hidden gems in DC and the surrounding area with her husband and their three children.

Megan Singleton

Volunteer and Engagement Associate

(202) 695-0374 |

As Volunteer & Engagement Associate, Megan works to create interesting and exciting programs at the park that inspire curiosity, creativity and healthy living. She graduated from NC State University in May of 2019 with a degree in Fashion & Textile Brand Management & Marketing and minored in Arts Entrepreneurship. She enjoys hiking, painting, photography, and crunching leaves in the fall.

Julie Moeller

Summer Camp Director

(202) 753-7989 |

Julie leads Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens’ educational programming, including its signature summer camp (formerly known as NatureFest) for the Kenilworth-Parkside neighborhood’s elementary school children that was developed in conjunction with the National Park Service. A resident of Capitol Hill for nearly 20 years, Julie is very active in her community through Girl Scouts and several local schools and also works as a Library Associate for the DC Public Library. Julie is a graduate of Duke University with a Bachelor’s degree in history and political science. She enjoys kayaking, gardening, hiking, local theatre, and spending time with her three children.  

Kenya McKeever

Community & Camp Outreach Specialist

(202) 753-7989 |

Kenya supports Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens’ educational program, including its signature summer camp. She is a Kenilworth-parkside resident and was a longtime volunteer before she became a member of the staff.