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President

A seasoned marketer with more than twenty years of experience ranging from consumer products to media to nonprofit, Sabina Carr is Vice President, Marketing for the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Since 2002, she has been responsible for leading the...

Vice President

Bill LeFevre is executive director of Sarah P. Duke Gardens at Duke University. His education includes a B.S. in Landscape Design from the University of Connecticut and a M.S. in Public Horticulture Administration as a fellow in the Longwood...

Treasurer

Kara became the Executive Director of Filoli Center in August 2016. Previously, she served as Executive Director for Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, a developing public garden, from 2006 to August 2016. In 2008, the Garden opened the Orchid...

Secretary

Carmia Feldman has held the position of Assistant Director at the UC Davis Arboretum (now UC Davis Arboretum & Public Garden) since 2006 and previously served as the Education Director since 2001. She has helped develop and implement the UC...

Past President

The Dr. William Huizingh Executive Director for Desert Botanical Garden, Ken Schutz has held executive leadership positions in cultural institutions for more than 25 years. He has been with the Desert Botanical Garden since 2001 and during his...

Director at Large

Brian Vogt has been the CEO of the Denver Botanic Gardens since April 2007. His 25 years of community leadership and an extensive background in fundraising, organizational management, communications and branding, cultural development and...

Director at Large

Grace Chapman Elton is Director of Horticulture at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, which is comprised of 83 acres with 50 acres of developed gardens in Richmond, VA. Chapman Elton has a strong public horticulture background with experience at...

Director at Large

Jane O. MacLeod brings decades of marketing, museum and public garden experience to her role as President and CEO of Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art in Nashville, Tennessee. Since joining the nonprofit organization in September...

Director at Large

Mark Runciman was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) in 2006 after twenty two years as Director of Physical Plant, Operations and Corporate Projects and several stints as Acting CEO. Responsible for leading the...

Director at Large

Michael has been the Curator of Living Collections at the Arnold Arboretum since 2007. In this role, he oversees and guides the development and curation of one of the world’s most dynamic woody plant collections. After honing the Arboretum’s...

Director at Large

Patrick has worked in leadership, living collections management, herbarium curation, rare plant survey, floristic inventory, laboratory research, and land management for botanic gardens, universities, government, and private interests. If asked...

Director at Large

Ray Mims oversees the ongoing development and implementation of sustainability efforts, conservation partnerships, and threatened plant collections at the United States Botanic Garden (USBG). Additionally he represents USBG in the development of...

Director at Large

After a national search, Scott La Fleur was appointed as the new Gardens Director of Sherman Library & Gardens in 2014. With more than 20 years of experience in horticulture, Scott is accomplished in the field of native plants and...

Director at Large

Shane Smith has a BS in Horticultural Science, and he attained his registration as a “Horticultural Therapist, (HT)” from the American Horticultural Therapy Association. In 1989-90, he served as a Loeb Fellow in Advanced Environmental Studies at...

Director at Large

Sharon VanLoon is passionate about supporting APGA Public Gardens. Since joining Berends Hendricks Stuit (BHS) in January of 1999 she has spent the past 15 years applying her broad insurance risk management experience to the unique needs of...

Ex Officio

Anamari has 18 years of experience creating successful informal and formal education programs and exhibits for a variety of audiences and institutions including The Morton Arboretum where she is currently the Director of Education. Fostering...