Who We Are

In addition to our outstanding and passionate group of members and volunteers, we have a dedicated staff and board of directors who are committed to our mission and the future of the Arboretum.We all have one goal in common – to ensure that future generations have the opportunity to share the beauty and knowledge to be found at the U.S. National Arboretum.

FONA Staff

Tom McGuire, Executive Director
Kathy Horan, Director of Outreach and Donor Relations
Susan Chapin, Office Manager
Claire Broderick, Membership and Grants Coordinator

Washingon Youth Garden Staff

Nadia Mercer, Program Director
Noah Lee, Program Manager
Jake Dacks, Garden Manager
Crystal Williams, Communications and Events Manager
Taylore Willis, On-site Programs Coordinator


Barbara Shea, Casey Trees, Irvine Nature Center
Board Chair

Bill Matuszeski, Center for Watershed Protection
Vice Chair

Lynne Church, Consultant & Landscape Designer

Jerry Slominski, International Dairy Foods Association

Holly Shimizu, Former Director of US Botanic Garden
Assistant Secretary

Robert Bartlett Jr., The F.A. Bartlett Tree Expert Co.
Suzanne Bissell, Bissell Philanthropy Services
Deborah E. Bowles, Abravanel & Bowles Wealth Management Group, Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
Nancy Bryson, Holland and Hart LLP
Katherine Stark Bull, Retired
Carolyn Cheney, Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida
Zandra Chestnut, Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Liz Dugan, MD, Medstar Georgetown University Hospital
Marsha A. Echols, Howard University School of Law
Charles Findlay, Department of Justice, Retired,
Linda Findlay, Consultant
Chandler Goule, National Association of Wheat Growers
Jennifer Hatcher, Food Marketing Institute
Douglas Jemal, Douglas Development
Grant Leslie, Glover Park Group
Rick Lewandowski, Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center
Anne MacMillan, Heather Podesta + Partners
Kevin McIntosh, PhD, retired
Scot Medbury, Brooklyn Botanic Gardens
Paul Meyer, Morris Arboretum
Esther Mitchell, Master Gardener Coordinator, UMD Extension
Pamela Raymont-Simpson, The Garden Club of America
J. Landon Reeve, Chapel Valley Landscape Company
Lou Slade, Gorove/Slade Associates
Michael Stevens, Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District
Peggy Strand, Retired
Ann Wrobleski, International Paper