Officers of the Board

Board officers constitute the Olmsted Network executive committee and oversee organizational operations between board meetings.


Philip Schultz

Fox Point, WI

Philip Schultz has been involved in housing development and management for more than 40 years— focusing on architecture, landscape architecture, civil engineering, finance and government relations. He is currently President of Midwest Affordable Housing Corporation. Schultz became interested in Frederick Law Olmsted in the 1980s when he and his wife purchased a home on Newberry Boulevard, which connects Lake Park to Riverside Park in Milwaukee, WI. He previously served as president of Lake Park Friends and Rotary Club of Milwaukee Ecology Committee. He is a 1975 graduate of Lawrence University with a B.A. in English Literature.


Douglas Luetjen

Seattle, WA

Douglas Luetjen serves as the President of the Friends of Seattle’s Olmsted Parks and co-chaired the Seattle Parks and Recreation Olmsted Legacy Task Force from 2018-2019. He is Of Counsel at the law firm of Karr Tuttle Campbell, where his practice has focused on transactional work, particularly mergers and acquisitions involving real estate. Luetjen has served as volunteer legal counsel for various non-profit organizations in the Seattle area— Habitat for Humanity, the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Friends of Dakota Place Park. He holds a B.A. from the University of Washington and a J.D. from the Willamette University College of Law.


William E. Bell

New York, NY

William Bell has been a practicing lawyer for over 40 years, specializing in maritime law and civil litigation. He’s currently Of Counsel to The Cook Group, a multi-state law firm based in New York. Bell earned a bachelor’s degree from Denison University, a master’s degree from Union Theological Seminary, and a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. He lives across from Central Park, where he enjoys Frederick Law Olmsted’s gem every day. He is Vice President and Membership Secretary of the Friends of Olmsted-Beil House and a vigorous ambassador for this important and historic landmark on Staten Island.


Stephanie Crockatt

Sarasota, FL

Stephanie Crockatt holds both her Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and Master of Parks and Recreation from Michigan State University. Her early career evolved from golf course design to eventually leading the fundraising development team at the University of Georgia’s College of Environment & Design. In 2014, she was recruited to be the Executive Director of the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy. Her work there was transformational in terms of managing a nonprofit and managing a nationally renowned and award-winning Olmsted Park system. As of June 2023, Crockatt is the inaugural President & CEO of the Bay Park Conservancy (BPC) in Sarasota, FL.