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

Professional Development Coordinator

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Katie Brickner

Katie Brickner

Member Development Manager

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Caitlin Simkovich

Caitlin Simkovich

Creative Projects Coordinator

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Lisa Comento

Lisa Comento

Communications Assistant

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Michelle Provaznik

Michelle Provaznik

CEO

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Lauren Garcia Chance

Lauren Garcia Chance

Associate Director,
Professional Development

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Dorothea Coleman

Dorothea Coleman

Managing Editor of Public Garden

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Richard A. Doran

Richard A. Doran

Marketing & Communications Manager
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Tyler Hale

Tyler Hale

Program Manager
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Sara Wilson Meyer

Sara Wilson Meyer

Corporate & Foundation Relations Manager

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Bailee Neese

Bailee Neese

Programs, Initiatives, & Networks Coordinator

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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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Jeanette Henderson

Jeanette Henderson

Plant Protection Program Coordinator

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Joshua Canepa Gallo

Joshua Canepa Gallo

Plant Protection Program Assistant

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