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

Shannon Callahan
Organizational development consultant and senior nonprofit executive, USA

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

Kathy Jones
Community volunteer and board member for educational and environmental organizations in Minnesota and throughout the USA

Mike Maunder
Eden Project Executive Director, UK

Scot Medbury*
President, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, USA

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

Ari Novy
Chief Scientist, The Leichtag Foundation, Encinitas, CA USA

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

Carrie Shea
Business executive consultant and strategist, USA


*Also on BGCI Board of Directors