Our Staff

The American Public Gardens Association is committed to creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive culture where the contributions of all community members are valued, respected and appreciated.  The Association also seeks to encourage and support its members in creating this same culture within their own institutions.

Just as the gardens and landscapes we present are biologically diverse and engaging, we seek to consistently re-examine our professional values, modify our existing practices and remove barriers to being diverse and inclusive.

Pamela Allenstein

Pamela Allenstein

Senior Program Manager:
Collections, Conservation & Disaster Readiness

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Briana Berkowitz

Briana Berkowitz

Virtual Conference and Professional Development Assistant

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Katie Brickner

Katie Brickner

Member Development Manager

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Richard A. Doran

Richard A. Doran

Marketing & Communications Manager
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Taylor Fuller

Taylor Fuller

Communications Assistant

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Lauren Garcia Chance

Lauren Garcia Chance

Associate Director,
Professional Development

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Tyler Hale

Tyler Hale

Program Manager
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Suzanne Hartley

Suzanne Hartley

Plant Protection Program Assistant

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Bailee Hopkins-Hensley

Bailee Hopkins-Hensley

Associate Director,
Professional Development

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Anna Li

Anna Li

Plant Protection Program Assistant
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Kathryn Marro

Kathryn Marro

Member Care Associate

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Chelsea Schmidt

Chelsea Schmidt

Associate Director,
Operations

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Casey Sclar, PhD

Casey Sclar, PhD

Executive Director
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Caitlin Simkovich

Caitlin Simkovich

Creative Projects Coordinator

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Joan Thomas, CFRE

Joan Thomas, CFRE

Director,
External Relations

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