A Dedicated Team


The American Horticultural Society’s Board of Directors and staff work closely together to operate our national non-profit and to provide for the stewardship of our River Farm headquarters.

Our Board brings to the table a broad range of talents and expertise that help guide our organization’s mission, while our staff carries out the day-to-day tasks required to achieve our goals.

Learn about careers at AHS.


Erich Veitenheimer

Terry Hayes
Vice Chair

Amy Bolton
Immediate Past Chair

Nancy Hargroves

Nancy Ross

Mary Pat Matheson
Finance Committee Chair

Holly Shimizu
Awards Committee Chair

Marcia Zech
Development Committee Chair

R. Ellen Avellino
Skipp Calvert
Tim J. Conlon
Laura Dowling
Rachel Muir
Bob Murray
Cindy Tyler


Katy Moss Warner
President Emeritus


William Boden
Development Associate

Bob Brackman
Interim Director

Erika Christ
Manager, Communications and Marketing

Janet Daniels
River Farm Rental Events Manager

David Ellis
Director, Communications & Editor of The American Gardener

Leslie Fetty
Member Services Associate

Skye Forrest
Executive Assistant & Office Administrator

Susan D. Klejst
Director, Development & Engagement

Nora K. MacDonald
Associate Director, Membership & Member Programs

Matt Pruett
Lead Gardener

Dan Scott
Associate Director, Horticulture & River Farm

Katherine Somerville
Associate Manager, Programs

Mary Yee
Managing Editor & Art Director

Bart Zerfas
Development Coordinator