2019-2020 Board of Directors & Officers

Election Committee

Stephanie Alessandrini-Giarraffa


Finance Committee

Brenda Gustafson


  • Sub-Committees


  • Finance
  • Richard McAfoos


  • Accounting Services/CPA
  • DiBartolomeo, McBee, Hartley & Barnes/IC


Gift Shop Committee

Claire Clark


Horticulture Committee

Brenda Gustafson


  • Sub-Committees


  • Propagation
  • Dale Johnson
  • ​Ben Woodruff


  • Plant ID Labeling Accessioning
  • Brenda Gustafson


  • Grounds Maintenance
  • John Erickson


  • Veterans Horticulture
  • Judy Nash-Wade


  • Landscape Committee
  • Laura Mehr
  • Gene Kovacs


  • Garden Liaison
  • Heather Furnari


  • Bamboo Garden
  • Friends'


  • Bromeliad Garden
  • Uta McFadden


  • Butterfly Garden
  • Phyllis Brown


  • Cactus Garden
  • Tony Joneck


  • Hibiscus Garden
  • Bill Manning


  • Native Plant Garden
  • Friends'


  • Orchid Garden
  • Ena Vilabrera
  • Jessica Benford


  • Palm Walk Garden
  • Darl Emling


  • Rose Garden
  • Linda Trottier

2019-2020 Committees

Board of Directors & Committees

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Membership & Volunteer Committee

Mary Thomass


  • Sub-Committees


  • Membership
  • Mary Thomas


  • Volunteer
  • Mary Thomas


Resource Development Committee

Melinda DeMarco


  • Events/Facility Use Sub-Committee
  • Heather Furnari


  • Private Events (revenue)
  • Heather Furnari


  • Plant Sales (revenue)
  • Heather Furnari


  • Botanica (revenue)
  • Curtis Clark


  • Cultural (revenue)
  • TBD


  • Fund Raising/Grants (revenue)
  • Michelle Peterson


  • Adult Events (non-revenue)
  • Mary Petrone


  • Youth Programs (non-revenue)
  • Mary Petrone


  • Civic Events (non-revenue)
  • Judy Nash-Wade


  • Annual Events (non-revenue)
  • Heather Furnari


  • Communications/Marketing Sub-Committee
  • Judy Nash-Wade
  • Mark Barnes


  • Public Relations
  • Mark A. Barnes/IC
  • Marketing, Advertising, Social Media, Website, IT and Newsletter


Strategic Planning Committee

Michelle Peterson


Facility Coordinator
Curtis Clark


Corresponding Secretary

Bea Cooper