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Committees

Council of Sections

Scott LaFleur

Director
Sherman Library & Gardens
Council of Sections Chair

Aaron Steil

Assistant Director
Reiman Gardens, Iowa State University
Professional Section Chair

Alex Henderson

Curator of Collections and Horticulturist
Royal Botanical Gardens
Professional Section Chair

Allan Summers

Principal, RLA, LEED AP
Rodney Robinson Landscape Architects Inc.
Professional Section Vice Chair

Allan Summers

Instructor
Longwood Gardens, Inc.
Vice Chair

Anamari Dorgan

Director Of Education
Council of Sections Chair

Andrew Duncan

Director, Finance
Professional Section Vice Chair

Ari Novy

Executive Director
Professional Section Chair

Boyce E. Tankersley, III

Director of Living Plant Documentation
Professional Section Chair

Chloe Wieland

Volunteer Services Manager
Professional Section Vice Chair

Christopher P. Dunn, PhD

The E.N. Wilds Executive Director
Cornell Plantations
Professional Section Chair

Cindy Newlander

Associate Director of Horticulture
Denver Botanic Gardens
Professional Section Vice Chair

Cynthia Druckenbrod

Vice President Of Horticulture
Council of Sections Vice Chair

Danielle Pieranunzi

Director, SITES
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Professional Section Vice Chair

Elaine McGinn

Director of Planning and Exhibits
Desert Botanical Garden
Professional Section Chair

Erin Grajek

Associate Vice President Of Marketing & Visitor Experience
Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Garden Society
Professional Section Vice Chair

Hassab Gebremedhin

Project Manager
Longwood Gardens, Inc.
Vice Chair

Helen Benso

Vice President Marketing
Brookgreen Gardens
Professional Section Vice Chair

Ian Simpkins

Deputy Director For Horticulture And Agriculture
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Professional Section Chair

Jennifer Ceska

Plant Conservation Coordinator
State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Professional Section Chair

Jennifer GoodSmith

Vice President Of Marketing And Communications
Morton Arboretum
Professional Section Chair

Jennifer Hoffman

Director Of Outreach
Professional Section Chair

Jenny Du Pont

President & CEO
Garden Conservancy
Professional Section Vice Chair

Judy Cashen

Director, Volunteer Administration & Engagement
Chicago Botanic Garden
Professional Section Chair

Karen Sikkenga

Associate Director
Professional Section Chair

Kristen Webber

Director, Interpretive Programs
Professional Section Vice Chair

Kristina Aguilar

Plant Records Manager
Longwood Gardens, Inc.
Professional Section Chair

Laura Vogel

Adult Education Programs Manager
Brookside Gardens
Professional Section Vice Chair

Laura Vogel

Adult Education Program Manager
Professional Section Chair

Lauren Garcia Chance

PhD Student
Professional Section Chair

Lisa MW Eldred

Director Of Exhibitions, Art & Interpretation
Denver Botanic Gardens
Professional Section Vice Chair

Mark Richardson

Director of Horticulture
New England Wild Flower Society
Professional Section Chair

Melanie Sifton

Vice President Of Horticulture & Facilities
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Professional Section Chair

Michelle Conklin

Executive Director
Tucson Botanical Gardens
Professional Section Chair

Michelle Provaznik

Director
Gardens On Spring Creek
Professional Section Chair

Mona Chang

Associate Director Of Development
San Francisco Botanical Garden
Professional Section Vice Chair

Murphy Westwood

Tree Conservation Specialist
Morton Arboretum
Professional Section Vice Chair

Neil A. Gerlowski

Executive Director
Vallarta Botanical Garden
Professional Section Vice Chair

Patrick Newman

Executive Director
Red Butte Garden & Arboretum
Professional Section Vice Chair

Sai Ravichandran

Director of IT
Morton Arboretum
Professional Section Chair

Sarah E. Hedean

Living Collections Manager
Professional Section Vice Chair

Sarah Leach Smith

Visitor Services Coordinator
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Professional Section Vice Chair

Shawn Kister

Grounds Division Leader
Longwood Gardens, Inc.
Professional Section Chair

Susan Jacobson

Landscape Architect
Morton Arboretum
Professional Section Chair

Tara Moreau

Associate Director, Sustainability And Community Programs
Professional Section Vice Chair

Thomas Costello

Executive Director, Friends
Professional Section Vice Chair

Thomas Mirenda

Orchid Collection Specialist
Smithsonian Gardens
Professional Section Vice Chair

Tim Johnson

Senior Director, Horticulture
Chicago Botanic Garden
Professional Section Vice Chair

Todd Lasseigne, Ph.D

President And CEO
Tulsa Botanic Garden
Professional Section Vice Chair

Program Selection Committee

Amy Padolf

Director of Education
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Member

Andrew B. Krebbs

Director Of Marketing
Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Member

Carmia Feldman

Assistant Director
UC Davis Arboretum & Public Garden
Member

Carrie Vesely Henderson

Vice President Of Development And Outreach
Tulsa Botanic Garden
Member

Casey Sclar, PhD

Executive Director
American Public Gardens Association
Member

Douglas C. Needham, PhD

Vice President, Education
Longwood Gardens, Inc.
Member

Erin McKeon

Public Programs Manager
Chanticleer Foundation
Member

John Whisnant

Executive Director
Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden
Member

Jon L. Peter

Curator And Manager Of Plant Documentation
Member

Neil A. Gerlowski

Executive Director
Vallarta Botanical Garden
Member

Rebecca Turk

Education And Events Manager
Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Member

Sarah Beck

Program Manager, Current And Future Initiatives
American Public Gardens Association
Member

Susan Wagner

Vice President of Education and Information
Morton Arboretum
Chair

Tim Kenny

Director of Education
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Member

Plant Collections Network Committee

Brandi Eide

Botanical Gardens Supervisor
Member

Casey Sclar, PhD

Executive Director
Member

Ethan Guthrie

GH/Nursery Manager Smithgall
Member

Grace Chapman Elton

Director of Horticulture
Member

Kevin Conrad

Curator, Woody Landscape Plant Germplasm Repository
Member

Mark Weathington

Director & Curator Of Collections
Chair

Pamela Allenstein

Manager, Plant Collections Network
Member

Sarah E. Hedean

Living Collections Manager
Vice Chair

Thomas E. Clark

Curator
Member

Awards Committee

Catherine L. Hubbard

Botanic Garden Director
ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden
Chair

Claire Sawyers

Director
Member

David M. Price

President
Member

David Porter

Executive Director
Member

Gwen Stauffer

Executive Director
Member

Harry Jongerden

Executive Director
Member

Jane O. MacLeod

President & CEO
Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum Of Art
Member

Kate Tyrawski

Office Manager
Member

Nancy J. Bechtol

Director, Smithsonian Facilities
Member

Ray Mims

Conservation, Partnerships & Sustainability
United States Botanic Garden
Member