Lakes Management Unit Staff

Alana Bartolai, B.S., M.S., Ecological Services Program Coordinator

Alana is originally from Lake County, Illinois. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Geology from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota and her Master's Degree in Water Resources Science from the University of Minnesota with an emphasis in Limnology. She has worked on water quality monitoring and watershed outreach projects in Wyoming, Northern California, and Minnesota. Alana currently lives in Libertyville and enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time outdoors with her dog, Kota. 

Gerard Urbanozo, B.S., Water Quality Specialist  

Gerard, originally from the Philippines, received his Bachelor's Degree in Biology from Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin. His background is in fisheries and he worked for Red Cliff Fish Hatchery in Bayfield, Wisconsin. Gerard worked as an Environmental Health Practitioner since 2007 with the Lake County Health Department. Currently Gerard and his wife Christine reside in Beach Park. Gerard enjoys hunting, fishing and working as a Charter Captain on Lake Michigan on the weekends.

James Fitzgerald, B.S., Water Quality Specialist

James is originally from DuPage County, Illinois and received his Bachelors in Biology from Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin. His background is in fisheries where he worked on lakes, streams and reservoirs in over 15 states.  James’ professional interests include Fisheries Ecology and Management, Aquatic Invasive Species, and Terrestrial Plant Management. Currently James and his son reside in Kenosha. James enjoys hunting, fishing, and watching his son play sports and catch fish on the weekends.