Staff & Board

Senior Staff & Managers

Evie Hantzopoulos
Executive Director

Rebecca Wolf
Deputy Director

Olivia Cothren
Director of Development

Lateisha Jones
Director of Finance & Administration

Jatnna Ramirez
Director of Programs

Morgan Potter
Supervisor of Gardeners

Wilfredo Rodriguez
Supervising Botanical Garden Maintainer

Annette Fanara
Assistant Director of Development

Regina Forlenza
Assistant Director of Visitor Services

Jasmin Alim
Education Manager, Youth Programs

Wei Du
Public Programs Manager

Chelsea Encababian
Compost Project Manager

Karen Guzman
Farm Manager

Eryn Hatzithomas
Community Engagement Manager

William Lindau
Professional Learning Manager

Dina Matzner
Education Manager

Manika Tolentino
Marketing & Communications Manager

Catharina Worthington
Finance & Benefits Manager

Kamaria Dennis
Assistant Manager of Visitor Services

Cindy Donald
Assistant Manager of Visitor Services

Annie Lissandrello
Assistant Manager of Education


Raymond D. Jasen

Nancy M. Shannon
Vice Chair

Edward R. Potter

Li Li

Kelsey Bishop

Lee-Lee Chang

Maria D’urso

Jack Eichenbaum, Ph.D.

Sara B. Herbstman

Rose Huang

Edward M. Ip

Dr. Ari Jonisch, MD

Anthony Lui

Gareth Mahon

Margarita Soto

Jenny Zeng


Honorable Eric Adams
Mayor of the City of New York

Honorable Donovan Richards
Queens Borough President

Honorable Adrienne Adams
Speaker, New York City Council

Honorable Laurie Cumbo
Commissioner, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs

Honorable Susan Donoghue
Commissioner, New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

Photo Credit: H. David Stein