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.

Meeting Minutes

Elected Officers

PresidentNancy Vehrs
1st Vice PresidentKevin Howe
2nd Vice PresidentSally Anderson
TreasurerKathleen Stasulis
Recording SecretaryElizabeth (Betty) Truax

Directors of Standing Committees

BotanyW. John Hayden
ConservationAlexander Fisher
EducationJoey Thompson
FundraisingMargaret (Peggy) Troyer
HorticultureLaura Beaty
MembershipKathleen O’Shea
PublicationsVirginia Witmer
PublicityAshley Moulton
RegistryCharles Smith
RegistryRod Simmons

Directors at Large

Erika Gonzalez
Grants ManagerKevin Howe
Invasive Plant EducationRuth Douglas
Invasive Plant EducationJim Hurley
Natural HeritageJohn Townsend
Website Manager Team
Caitlin Cyrus
Website Manager TeamMark Murphy

Chapter Representatives

Blue Ridge Wildflower SocietyJessica Fleming, President
JeffersonMary Lee Epps, President
John ClaytonLucile Kossodo, President
New RiverBrenda Graff, President
Northern NeckTedd Munns, President
PiedmontEmily Southgate, President
PocahontasMatt Brooks, President
PotowmackAlan Ford, President
Prince William Wildflower SocietyNancy Vehrs, President
South Hampton RoadsSteve Stasulis, President
Upper James RiverJan Smith, President


Newsletter EditorNancy Sorrells
Office ManagerKaren York

Last updated May 10, 2021

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