Botanic Gardens Conservation International
BGCI provides a global voice for all botanic gardens, championing and celebrating their inspiring work. We are the world's largest plant conservation network, open to all. Join us in helping to save the world's threatened plants.

BGCI's U.S. Board of Directors

Botanic Gardens Conservation International (U.S.), Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. As such, it maintains an active Board of Directors, currently including the following members:

James Affolter - President
Director of Research and Professor of Horticulture, The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, USA

Peter Wyse Jackson* - Vice President
President, Missouri Botanical Garden, USA

Kayri Havens - Treasurer
Director, Division of Plant Science and Conservation, Chicago Botanic Garden, USA

Paul Smith (ex officio) - Secretary
Secretary General, Botanic Gardens Conservation International, UK

Craig Bergmann
RLA, FASLA, President and Head of Design at Craig Bergmann Landscape Design, Inc.

Shannon Callahan
Organizational development consultant and senior nonprofit executive

Alicia Crawford
Wide-ranging board experience including schools, hospitals and social service agencies. Currently also serves on the Woman's Boards of Chicago Botanic Gardens and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Episcopal priest.

Ed Guerrant
Director, Rae Selling Berry Seed Bank & Plant Conservation Program, Portlant State University, USA

Abby Hird Meyer (ex officio)
Interim Director, Botanic Gardens Conservation International (U.S.)

Kathy Jones
Community volunteer and board member for educational and environmental organizations in Minnesota and throughout the U.S.

Peter Olin
Professor of Horticultural Science and Director Emeritus, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, University of Minnesota

Mike Maunder, PhD
Eden Project Executive Director

Scot Medbury*
President, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, USA

Carrie Shea
Business executive consultant and strategist


*Also on BGCI Board of Directors