BOARD AND STAFF

The officers of the North American Rock Garden Society consist of a president, a vice-president, a recording secretary, and a treasurer. The officers are elected by the membership.

The Board of Directors of NARGS consists of the four above-name officers, the immediate past president of NARGS, and nine elected directors.

The affairs of NARGS are administered by an Administrative Committee (called AdCom) consisting of the president, vice-president, recording secretary, treasurer, and one director who is selected annually by the NARGS officers from among the nine elected directors.

 

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Administrative Committee

Name
Position
Panayoti Kelaidis
President
Todd Boland
Vice President
Richard Lane
Treasurer
Brendan Kenney
Director-At-Large
Sarah Strickler
Recording Secretary

Board of Directors

Name
Term
Cynthia Cromwell
2019-2022
Brendan Kenney
2019-2022
Gerald B. Rifkin
2019-2022
Edward Glover
2020-2023
John Willis
2020-2023
Susan Schnare
2020-2023
Tony Avent
2021-2024
Mariel Tribby
2021-2024
Peter Zale
2021-2024
Elizabeth "Betty" A. Spar
Past President

Tours and Expeditions

Name
Responsibility
David White
Chair
Todd Boland
 

Nominating Committee

Name
Responsibility
Edward Glover
Chair
Bobby J. Ward
 
Brendan Kenney
 
Terry Laskiewicz
 
Mike Bone
 
Tony Reznicek
 
Sarah Strickler
 

Awards Committee

See the Nargs Awards page for nominations procedures, previous awards, and more.
Name
Responsibility
Cynthia Cromwell
Chair
Rosemary Monahan
 
Florene Carney
 
Don LaFond
 
Mark McDonough
 

By-Laws Committee

View NARGS By-Laws www.nargs.org/laws
Name
Responsibility
Judith O. Dumont
Chair
Ben Burr
 
Jennifer Kalb
 

Development Committee

Name
Responsibility
Bobby J. Ward
 

Investment Committee

Name
Responsibility
Edward Spar
 
Richard Lane
 

Membership Strategy Committee

Name
Responsibility
Janet Novak
 

Managers

Name
Responsibility
Joseph Tychonievich
Editor -Rock Garden Quarterly
Bobby J. Ward
Executive Secretary
David Collura
NARGS Book Sales
David White
NARGS Tours
Laura Serowicz
Seed Exchange - Intake Manager
Joyce Fingerut
Seed Exchange Director, Government Liaison
Rosemary Monahan
Speakers Tour
Elisabeth B. Zander
Website
Todd Boland
Plant of the Month
Steven M. Whitesell
Book of the Month

Social Media Committee

Name
Responsibility
Bobby J. Ward
Chair
Mariel Tribby
Chair

Web Site Committee

Name
Responsibility
Elisabeth B. Zander
Chair
Joyce Hemingson
 
Joyce Fingerut
 
Tony Avent
 
Bobby J. Ward
 
Laura Serowicz
 

Speakers Tour Committee

Name
Responsibility
Panayoti Kelaidis
Southwestern Region
Cynthia Cromwell
Southeast Region
Rosemary Monahan
Overall Chair
Elisabeth B. Zander
Northeast Region
Barbara Cooper
Canadian Region
Bella Seiden
Canadian Region

Norman Singer Endowment Fund Committee

Name
Responsibility
Anne Spiegel
 
Catherine King
 
Phyllis Gustafson
 
Linda Nishikawa
 
Randy Tatroe
Chair