Garden Closed

To limit the risk of transmitting COVID-19 coronavirus, the United States Botanic Garden (USBG) has changed its operations. The Conservatory and gated outdoor gardens are temporarily closed to the public, while Bartholdi Park and the Terrace Gardens remain open. Please monitor this website for updates to operating status. Many resources can be accessed online, including educational materials, virtual tours, informational videos, and our winter programs will all be online. Connect with resources from home at

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. To contact an employee, please use the Contact Form.


Saharah Moon Chapotin, Ph.D. Executive Director
Susan Pell, Ph.D. Deputy Executive Director
Devin Dotson Public Affairs Specialist
Suzanne Mead Administrative Officer
Ray Mims Partnerships and Sustainability Specialist
Nick Nelson Landscape Architect
Terry Nicholls Safety Manager


Jim Adams Horticulture Manager
Frank Brooks Supervisory Horticulturalist
Wallace Reed Supervisor, Collections Section
Angela Weber-Hetrick Supervisor, Gardens and Grounds Section
Kyle Wallick Botanist


Patrick Andriuk Capital Projects and Facilities Manager

Public Programs

Amy Bolton Public Programs Manager
Laura Anthony Congressional Events
Elizabeth Barton Volunteer Coordinator
Lee Coykendall Senior Education Specialist
Theresa Dahlman Visual Information Specialist
Maura Nelson Education Specialist, Accessibility
Libby Rhoads Public Programs Supervisor