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
Mark Weathington, JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University

 

Mid-Atlantic Regional Organizer
Sarah Hedean, Smithsonian Gardens

Recruiters
District of Columbia/Maryland - Sarah Hedean, Smithsonian Gardens
Virginia - Don Buma, Norfolk Botanical Garden
Pennsylvania & Delaware - Amy Highland, Mt. Cuba Center


Northeast Regional Organizer
Tom Clark - Polly Hill Arboretum

Recruiters
Massachusetts & Rhode Island - Michael Dosmann, Arnold Arboretum
New York - Jon Peter, New York Botanical Garden


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

Recruiters
Alabama - Fred Spicer, Birmingham Botanical Garden
Arkansas, Tennessee, & Georgia - TBD
North & South Carolina - Greg Paige, Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories Arboretum
Florida - Chad Husby, Montgomery Botanical Center


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

Recruiters
Illinois - Kunso Kim, Morton Arboretum
Iowa - Mark Widrlechner, Iowa State University
Michigan - David Michener, Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum
Wisconsin - Laura Jull, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Interior West Regional Organizer
Tracy Omar, The Springs Preserve

Recruiters
Colorado - Cindy Newlander, Denver Botanic Gardens
Nevada, Arizona, Texas - Tracy Omar, The Springs Preserve


Pacific Regional Organizer
Emily Griswold, UC Davis Arboretum

Recruiters
California (northern) - Holly Forbes, University of California Botanical Garden
California (southern) - Mary Byrne Rager, Bioloque
Oregon, Washington, Western Canada - Tim Hohn, Edmonds Community College
Hawaii - Abby Hird, Botanic Gardens Conservation International-US