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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...

Vice President

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...

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...

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...

Past 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...

Director at Large

Grace Elton is CEO of Tower Hill Botanic Garden, a 132 acre garden in Boylston, MA. Overlooking the Wachusett Reservoir with views of Wachusett Mountain, this 30 years old garden is overseen by the 175 year old Worcester County Horticultural...

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

Michael is Arnold Arboretum's Keeper of the Living Collections, only the second “Keeper” in the 145-year history of the Arnold Arboretum. Curator of the Living Collections since 2007, he was promoted to Keeper in summer 2017. Michael oversees and...

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

Nancy Kartes discovered the joys of public gardens through student internships while earning a bachelor’s degree in Ornamental Horticulture at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. After graduation, Nancy joined the...

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 Association 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...

Director At Large

Stephanie Jutila, is a passionate horticulturist who has dedicated her career to connecting people to plants. In 2011 Stephanie was named the first President and CEO of the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. Stephanie has led the transformation...

Council of Sections Chair

Cynthia Druckenbrod, M.S. served as Vice-President of Horticulture at Cleveland Botanical Garden from 2007 to 2017. Prior to that she oversaw the Gardens' 18,000 square foot Eleanor Armstrong Smith Glasshouse from 2000-2007. Her specialties...

EX OFFICIO

Appointed in 2012, Casey is the Executive Director of the American Public Gardens Association. He and his team serve and support over 585 gardens and their 9,000+ allied members located throughout America and 14 countries. Collectively, these...