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.


Terry Hayes

Amy Bolton
Immediate Past Chair

Holly Shimizu
Secretary and Awards Committee Chair

Nancy Ross
Treasurer/ Finance Committee Chair

Marcia Zech
Development Committee Chair

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


Katy Moss Warner
President Emeritus


Leslie Bauman
Rental & Venue Sales Supervisor 

William Boden
Development Associate

Bob Brackman
Interim Executive Director

Janet Daniels
Director of Accounting

David Ellis
Director, Communications & Editor of The American Gardener

Leslie Fetty
Member Services Associate

Susan D. Klejst
Vice President of Development

Nora K. MacDonald
Associate Director, Membership & Member Programs

Heather Prince
Associate Editor

Matt Pruett
Lead Gardener

Dan Scott
Director of Horticulture

Katherine Somerville
Associate Manager, Programs

Joan Wright
Interim Chief Financial Officer

Mary Yee
Managing Editor & Art Director