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Executive Director
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...
Director, External Relations
Joan Thomas recently joined the American Public Gardens Association in June 2016 as Director, External Relations. She oversees all aspects of advancement, membership, and communications programs to advance public understanding, advocacy, and support...
Manager, Plant Collections Network
Pam has led American Public Gardens Association’s flagship collections accreditation program, the Plant Collections Network, since 2000, promoting excellence in curation and continent-wide coordination in collections management. She serves as the...
Systems Integration Manager
Ken joined the Association after working as a freelance designer in Graphic Design and Video Game Development.  He also has extensive experience working with nonprofits including FIRST Robotics team MOE 365. Ken has a B.A in Multimedia from...
Plant Protection Program Assistant
Alexis joined the Association in 2019, and serves as the Plant Protection Program Assistant. In her role, she will be fulfilling Plant Protection Program Store orders, creating Plant Heroes youth educational materials, and assisting with planning...
Marketing & Communications Manager
Richard A. Doran joined the American Public Gardens Association in November 2017 as Marketing and Communications Manager. In this position, Richard designs and maintains the Association’s overall marketing and communications calendar to achieve the...
Associate Director - Programs & Education
Sarah Beck is the Program Manager-Current and Future Initiatives for the Association. Sarah leads the Climate and Sustainability Alliance, which offers tools to help public gardens achieve leadership on sustainability goals and reduce climate...
Plant Protection Program Coordinator
Tyler joined the Association in July 2016. In his role as Plant Protection Program Coordinator he develops outreach materials for the Plant Heroes® youth education program, and interpretive signage about forest health and the impact of plant...
Plant Protection Program Coordinator
Marisol began working as a Plant Protection Program Coordinator in October of 2017. Her work with the Association includes developing and coordinating our Sentinel Plant Network training workshops, as well as creating outreach and education...
Member Development Manager
Jen Moszczynski is the Member Development Manager for the American Public Gardens Association. She brings over 15 years of membership and development experience primarily in the arts and culture sector, with prior roles at The Barnes Foundation and...
Plant Protection Program Special Project Assistant
Katya Reyna joined the association team in January 2019. As Plant Protection Program Special Project Assistant she will be translating Plant Heroes youth education materials to Spanish so they can reach and empower a wider and more diverse youth...
Program Coordinator
Tommy Rosenbluth recently joined the Association in 2017 as Program Coordinator. Tommy coordinates all aspects of the Programs and Professional Development sections that the Association offers, helping give public gardens the tools to communicate...
Creative Projects Coordinator
Caitlin Simkovich joined the American Public Gardens Association in early 2013 as the Communications and Logistics Manager. In this position she oversees and manages the messaging and streams used by the association to communicate with and inform...
Associate Director, Operations
Kate Tyrawski joined the Association in the fall of 2015. She focuses on the operational side of the Association, supporting the rest of the staff and programs while helping it all run smoothly. Kate has an BA in Interpersonal Communication...
Communications Assistant
Lauren Garcia Chance has served as Communications Assistant since 2016. Lauren's interest in public gardens began during her undergraduate days when she first visited the Dallas Arboretum. The American Public Garden Association has provided...