Board of Directors

The Board of Directors manages the Society and consists of the Officers, which constitute the Executive Committee, Chairs of the Standing Committees, Directors-At-Large, and the Chapter Representatives.  Any member of the Society in good standing who is actively engaged in the conservation of Virginia’s native plants may be elected to the Board.

The Officers, Directors-At-Large, and Standing Committee Chairs are elected at the annual meeting from a slate prepared by the Nominating Committee, to serve a term of three (3) years. The Chapter Representatives are presidents of the chapters, unless appointed by their board to represent the president.

The Annual Meeting and a Board of Directors meeting is regularly held in September. Three (3) other Board meetings are held in June, December and March. View the VNPS Event Calendar.

Read our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ) Mission and Vision Statement.

Meeting Minutes

Elected Officers

PresidentNancy Vehrs
1st Vice PresidentKevin Howe
2nd Vice PresidentSally Anderson
TreasurerMelissa Korzuch
SecretaryAnna Finch

Directors of Standing Committees

BotanyW. John Hayden
ConservationBarbara Ryan
Diversity, Equity, and InclusionMelody Mobley
EducationJoey Thompson
FundraisingEmilia Godwin
HorticultureLaura Beaty
MembershipKathleen O’Shea
PublicationsVirginia Witmer
PublicityAshley Moulton
Native Plant Site RegistryCharles Smith
Native Plant Site RegistryRod Simmons

Directors at Large

Director at LargeJoseph Villari
Grants ManagerKevin Howe
Invasive Plant EducationJim Hurley
Natural HeritageJohn Townsend
TechnologyMark Murphy

Chapter Representatives

Blue Ridge Wildflower SocietyJennifer McCarthy, President
JeffersonCarol Carter, President
John ClaytonLucile Kossodo, President
New RiverRobert Boehringer, President
Northern Neck Native Plant SocietyBetsy Washington, President
PiedmontEmily Southgate, President
PocahontasMatt Brooks, President
PotowmackAlan Ford, President
Prince William Wildflower SocietyNancy Vehrs, President
ShenandoahAnna Maria Johnson, President
South Hampton RoadsPat Quinn, President
Upper James RiverJan Smith, President


Newsletter EditorNancy Sorrells
Office ManagerKaren York

Last updated November 11, 2023

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