JUNE 25 - JULY 9 2020

2020 Committee Members

Thank you to our 2020 Committee Members!
Program Selection Committee

Program Selection Committee Chair
Clayton Bass
President & CEO, Santa Fe Botanical Garden

James “Jamie” Burghardt
Director of Horticulture & Education, Waterfront Botanical Gardens

Eddy Dawson
Director of Programs, Red Butte Garden

Carissa Dougherty
Head of Knowledge Management, The Morton Arboretum

Lisa M.W. Eldred
Director of Exhibitions & Learning, Engagement; Head Curator of Art, Denver Botanic Gardens

Jaime Frye
Plant Records Specialist, Newfields

Lauren Smith Hong
Annual Fund & Membership Officer, Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Duke University

Charles Hunter
Director of Horticulture, The Niagara Parks Commission

Keith Kaiser
Executive Director, Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

Ray Larson
Curator of Living Collections and the Otis Douglas Hyde Herbarium, University of Washington Botanic Gardens

Greg Levine
Co- Executive Director & Chief Program Officer, Trees Atlanta

Andi Pettis
Director of Horticulture, The Trust for Governors Island

Jacqueline Venner Senske
Education Specialist, Reiman Gardens, Iowa State University

Lynn Swain
Director of Development, Cornell Botanic Gardens

Ruby Swanson
General Manager, University of Alberta Botanic Garden



Awards Committee Chair
Harry Jongerden
Executive Director, Toronto Botanical Garden

Nancy Bechtol
Director, Smithsonian Facilities, Smithsonian Gardens

Michael Dosmann
Keeper of the Living Collections, Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

David Price
President, Bok Tower Gardens

Elizabeth Lumbert
Director, The Dow Gardens

Tracy Qiu
PhD Student, Concordia University

Claire Sawyers
Director, Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College

Gwen Stauffer
CEO, Ganna Walska Lotusland


Scholarship Committee Chair
Paul Kuenstner

Executive Director, The Association for Preservation Technology International

Scholarship Committee Vice-Chair
Luke Messinger
Executive Director, Dawes Arboretum

Nancy J. Bechtol
Director, Smithsonian Facilities, Smithsonian Gardens

Cynthia Druckenbrod
Council of Communities Chair, Horticulturist

Carmia Feldman
Assistant Director, UC Davis Arboretum & Public Garden

Michelle Furrer
Director, Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

Jeff Kuehny
Director & Professor of Horticulture, LSU Agcenter Botanic Gardens at Burden

William M. LeFevre
Executive Director, Sarah P. Duke Gardens at Duke University

Adriana Quiñones
Executive Director, Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens