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Staff

Executive Director
Casey is the Executive Director of the American Public Gardens Association. Their team connects, protects, and champions over 600 gardens and 9300 members located throughout the USA, Canada, Mexico, and 24 other countries. These gardens reach over...
Director, External Relations
Joan Thomas 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 for the...
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...
Member Development Manager
Jamie joined the Association in January 2020 as Member Development Manager. Jamie brings over 13 years of association membership experience from a variety of different industries. She has a BA in corporate communications from James Madison...
Outreach Manager
Lauren's interest in public gardens began during her undergraduate days when she first visited the Dallas Arboretum. The Association has provided Lauren so much in terms of networking, leadership, and knowledge and she is eager to communicate this...
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...
Program Manager
As Plant Protection Program manager, Tyler oversees the Sentinel Plant Network, which engages member gardens to be active on the front lines of early detection of significant threats to plant health and biosecurity. Tyler also manages the Public...
Program Manager
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...
Program and Member Services Coordinator
Alexis joined the Association in 2019, and serves as the Program and Member Services Coordinator. In her role, she assists members of the association with any inquiries they may have, and helps update the website and membership database....
Creative Projects Coordinator
Caitlin Simkovich joined the American Public Gardens Association in early 2013 as its Communications and Logistics Manager. In her current position, she oversees the development and execution of large-scale creative projects including websites,...
Virtual Conference and Professional Development Assistant
Briana joined the Association in 2021 as a Virtual Conference and Professional Development Assistant. In her role she assists with organizing the annual conference and putting together professional development events for members. Briana is...
Virtual Conference and Professional Development Assistant
Bailee joined the American Public Gardens Association in March 2021 as a Virtual Conference and Professional Development Assistant. She assists with planning the annual conference and virtual professional development events. Bailee is also...
Development & Membership Assistant
Sara Helm-Wallace has volunteered for the Association in many ways and is now on staff as the Development and Membership Assistant, helping to further advance public gardens by supporting members and donors. Sara has a Master of Science in Public...
Plant Protection Program Assistant
Suzanne joined the Association as a Plant Protection Program Assistant in May 2021. In her role she assists with creating outreach and education materials for our Plant Heroes® youth program. Suzanne passion for nature and the outdoors stems...
Plant Protection Program Assistant
Anna joined the American Public Gardens Association in May 2021, serving as Plant Protection Program Assistant. She mainly works with the Public Garden Surveys project and Sentinel Plant Network activities. Originally from West Virginia, Anna has...