Staff & Board

Senior Staff & Managers

Evie Hantzopoulos
Executive Director

Rebecca Wolf
Deputy Director

Olivia Cothren
Director of Development

Lateisha Jones
Director of Finance & Administration

Annette Fanara
Assistant Director of Development

Chelsea Encababian
Compost Project Manager

Gennadyi Gurman
Head of Interpretation

Eryn Hatzithomas
Community Engagement 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


Raymond D. Jasen

Nancy M. Shannon
Vice Chair

Edward R. Potter

Li Li

Lee-Lee Chang

Maria D’urso

Jack Eichenbaum, Ph.D.

Rose Huang

Edward M. Ip

Dr. Ari Jonisch, MD

Anthony Lui

Gareth Mahon

 Rebecca Schmutter

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