Open as scheduled

The U.S. Botanic Garden is open as scheduled, having been funded for the current fiscal year.

U.S. Botanic Garden - Staff Directory

A team of approximately 65 employees work at the U.S. Botanic Garden in four divisions: Administration, Public Programs, Horticulture and Operations.


Saharah Moon Chapotin, Ph.D. Executive Director (202) 225-1110
Susan Pell, Ph.D. Deputy Director; Science and Public Programs Manager (202) 225-1269
Nick Nelson Landscape Architect (202) 226-8680
Ray Mims Partnerships, Sustainability, and Conservation Horticulturist / Specialist (202) 226-4067


Bill McLaughlin Plant Curator (202) 438-7067
Jim Adams Horticulture Manager (202) 695-5232
Frank Brooks Supervisory Horticulturalist
Jim Willmott Plant Health Coordinator
Kyle Wallick Botanist (202) 226-5882


Ian Donegan Facility Manager (202) 225-6646

Public Programs

Laura Anthony Congressional Events (202) 226-7674
Elizabeth Barton Volunteer Coordinator (202) 226-8066
Lee Coykendall Children's Education Specialist (202) 226-1117
Theresa Dahlman Visual Information Specialist
Devin Dotson Public Affairs and Exhibits Specialist (202) 226-4145
Maura Nelson Education Specialist, Accessibility (202) 226-1047
Libby Rhoads Public Programs Supervisor (202) 226-8038
Alexandra Torres Education Specialist (202) 226-2435