Staff & Board

Senior Staff & Managers

Susan Lacerte
Executive Director

Rebecca Wolf
Director of Education & Garden Operations, Assistant Director

Karen Simonson
Director of Finance & Administration

Annette Fanara
Assistant Director of Development

Elsa Higby
Farm Manager

Dylan House
Public Programs Manager

Dina Matzner
Education Manager

Regina Minerva
Visitor Services Manager

Morgan Potter
Supervisor of Gardeners

Marnie Rackmill
Professional Development Manager

Wilfredo Rodriguez
Supervising Botanical Garden Maintainer

Anne Tan-Detchkov
Marketing Manager


Neil Fleischman

Michelle Stoddart
Vice Chair

Edward R. Potter

Ming-der Chang, Ph.D.

Eunsil “Eunice” Chung

Jack Eichenbaum, Ph.D.

Edward M. Ip

Raymond D. Jasen

Dr. Ari Jonisch, MD

Saul Kupferberg

Li Li

Edith L. Meyer

MeeSung “Judy” Ng  

Larry Oskowsky

Nancy M. Shannon


Honorable Bill de Blasio
Mayor of the City of New York

Honorable Sharon Lee
Interim Queens Borough President

Corey Johnson
Speaker, New York City Council

Honorable Tom Finkelpearl
Commissioner, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs

Honorable Mitchell Silver
Commissioner, New York City Parks & Recreation

Photo Credit: H. David Stein