Whether you are new to the submission process or a veteran presenter, consider reaching out to a Program Selection Committee co-chair before you submit. 

Are you wondering if any other gardens have a program or innovation like yours? Are you looking for the right panelist to provide needed perspective for your great session idea? 

Co-chairs are experienced in a variety of public garden disciplines and are available to help members in designing and creating sessions and workshops for any track. 

These experienced professionals are available to help you, so do not hesitate to contact them to make your presentation a huge success! 

The links below will take you to the member's profile on our Community Forums. You can find their email there or contact them by sending a direct message. You must be logged in to access the profiles. If you have problems logging in, please contact info@publicgardens.org.



The Living Landscape

Andi Pettis
Director of Horticulture – The Trust for Governors Island 

Moe Hemmings
Community Outreach Manager – Atlanta Botanical Garden 

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

& Conserving

Eddy Dawson
Director of Programs – Red Butte Garden 

Jaime Frye 
Plant Records Specialist  – Newfields 

& Communication

Carissa Dougherty 
Head of Knowledge Management – The Morton Arboretum 

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

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

Making Friends,
Making Money

Lynn Swain 
Director of Development – Cornell Botanic Gardens 

Ennis Anderson 
Chief Financial Officer – Botanical Research Institute of Texas  

& Advocacy

Clayton Bass 
Program Selection Committee Chair – Independent Garden Professional 

Keith Kaiser 
Executive Director – Pittsburgh Botanic Garden 

Carrie Rebora Barratt
Former CEO and President – New York Botanical Garden    

Staff Liaison

Sarah Beck 
Director, Programs & Education – American Public Gardens Association