Regional Recruitment

American Public Gardens Association

NAPCC Regional Recruiter/Mentor Network
The NAPCC includes a regional network of individuals knowledgeable about plant collections to provide local support in recruiting prospective participants. They also offer assistance in curatorial planning and practices to those considering submitting applications. The network is organized into the six regions defined by APGA, and includes recruiters assigned to 1-3 states. If you are an APGA member and would like contact information for any of the individuals listed below, please go to the Membership Directory. If you are not a member and would like more information, contact NAPCC Manager, Pam Allenstein. If a recruiter is not listed for your state, contact the regional organizer.

NAPCC Network National Organizer
Sarah HedeanSmithsonian Gardens


Mid-Atlantic Regional Organizer 
Sarah Hedean, Smithsonian Gardens

District of Columbia/Maryland - Sarah Hedean, Smithsonian Gardens
Virginia - Grace Chapman, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Pennsylvania & Delaware - Amy Highland, Mt. Cuba Center

Northeast Regional Organizer
Tom Clark - Polly Hill Arboretum

Massachusetts & Rhode Island - Michael Dosmann, Arnold Arboretum
Eastern Canada - Jon Peter, Royal Botanical Gardens Ontario

Southeast Regional Organizer
Ethan Guthrie - Smithgall Woodland Gardens, Atlanta Botanical Garden

Alabama - Fred Spicer, Birmingham Botanical Garden
North & South Carolina - Greg Paige, Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories Arboretum
Florida - Ian Simpkins, Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

Midwest Regional Organizer
David Michener, Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum

Illinois, Indiana, Ohio - Mary Byrne, Bioloque 
Iowa - Mark Widrlechner, Iowa State University
Kentucky & Tennessee - Todd Rounsaville, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky
Michigan - David Michener, Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum

Interior West Regional Organizer
Brandi Eide, Springs Preserve

Colorado - Cindy Newlander, Denver Botanic Gardens
Nevada, Arizona, Texas - Open

Pacific Regional Organizer

California (northern) - Holly Forbes, University of California Botanical Garden
California (southern) - Evan Meyer, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
Oregon, Washington - Martin Nicholson, Hoyt Arboretum
Hawaii - Abby Hird, Botanic Gardens Conservation International-US