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Executive Director
Appointed in 2012, Casey is the Executive Director of the American Public Gardens Association. He and his team serve and support over 575 gardens and their 8000+ allied members located throughout America and 14 countries. Collectively, these...
Director Of Marketing & Outreach
Abigail Spencer joined the American Public Gardens Association in early 2014 as the Director of Marketing...
Plant Protection Program Assistant
As American Public Gardens Association’s Sentinel Plant Network Program Assistant, Annemarie does content creation and graphic design for our youth and adult educational resources. Annemarie holds a BS in biology from UNC Chapel Hill and an MS in...
Communications Manager
Caitlin Simkovich joined the American Public Gardens Association in early 2013 as the Communications and Logistics Manager. In this position she oversees and manages the messaging and streams used by the association to communicate with and inform...
Manager, Plant Protection Program
Dan is Manager for the Association's Sentinel Plant Network*. He recruits new members for the program, organizes the Sentinel Plant Network's professional development workshops and mobilizes public gardens to scout their collections for pests and...
Member Engagement & Programs Assistant
As the Member Engagement and Programs Assistant for the American Public Gardens Association, Jessie supports the association’s diverse programming and member services with a focus on projects and marketing. She holds a BS degree in public...
Office Manager
As the American Public Garden Association’s Office Manager, Kate helps with the day-to-day items that keep the Association running. She holds a BA in Interpersonal Communication from University of Delaware, and joins the association after many years...
Manager, Plant Collections Network
Pam has led American Public Gardens Association’s flagship collections accreditation program, the Plant Collections Network, since 2000, promoting excellence in curation and continent-wide coordination in collections management. She serves as the...
Program Manager, Current And Future Initiatives
Sarah Beck is the Program Manager-Current and Future Initiatives for the Association. Sarah leads the Climate and Sustainability Alliance, which offers tools to help public gardens achieve leadership on sustainability goals and reduce climate...
Membership Manager
Suzanne feels that engaging with members and helping to connect them to each other is the best part of her job as Membership Manager. Making connections with people in the garden community is rewarding...