2021 Committee Members





 

PROGRAM SELECTION COMMITTEE

Committee Chair

Clayton Bass

Independent Garden Professional    


Committee Vice Chair

Jacqueline Venner Senske
Education SpecIalist, Reiman Gardens 


Ennis Anderson    

Chief Financial Officer, BRIT


Carrie Rebora Barratt    

Former CEO and President, New York Botanical Garden


Eddy Dawson    

Director of Programs, Red Butte Garden


Carissa Dougherty    

Head of Knowledge Management, The Morton Arboretum


Lisa Eldred    

Director of Exhibitions & Learning Engagement; Head Curator of Art, Denver Botanic Gardens


Jaime Frye    

Plant Records Specialist, Newfields


Moe Hemmings     

Community Outreach Manager, Atlanta Botanical Garden


Keith Kaiser    

Executive Director, Pittsburgh Botanic Garden


Greg Levine

Co- Executive Director & Chief Program Officer, Trees Atlanta


Andi Pettis    

Director of Horticulture, The Trust for Governors Island


Lynn Swain    

Director of Development, Cornell Botanic Gardens


 

AWARDS

Committee Chair

Harry Jongerden

Garden Director, Toronto Botanical Garden


Nancy Bechtol

Director, Smithsonian Facilities, Smithsonian Gardens


Michael Dosmann

Keeper of the Living Collections, Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University


Terry Huang

Assistant Director, UCLA's Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden


Abra Lee

Owner, Conquer the Soil, LLC


Elizabeth Lumbert

Director, The Dow Gardens


Tracy McClendon

Vice President, Programs, Atlanta Botanical Garden


Tracy Qiu

PhD Student, Concordia University


Claire Sawyers

Director, Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College


Gwen Stauffer

Former CEO, Ganna Walska Lotusland (retired)



 

SCHOLARSHIPS

Committee Chair

Paul Kuenstner

Executive Director, The Association for Preservation Technology International


Committee Vice-Chair

Luke Messinger

Executive Director, Dawes Arboretum


Nancy J. Bechtol

Director, Smithsonian Facilities, Smithsonian Gardens


Cynthia Druckenbrod

Council of Communities Chair, Horticulturist


Carmia Feldman

Assistant Director, UC Davis Arboretum & Public Garden


Michelle Furrer

Director, Como Park Zoo & Conservatory


Jeff Kuehny

Director & Professor of Horticulture, LSU Agcenter Botanic Gardens at Burden


Adriana Quiñones

Executive Director, Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens