Garden Closed

Due to the closure of the U.S. Capitol Campus to the public, the U.S. Botanic Garden continues to have altered operations.  Bartholdi Fountain and Gardens and the Terrace Gardens are open while the Conservatory and gated outdoor gardens are temporarily closed. Please monitor for updates on operating status. Many resources can be accessed online, including educational materials, virtual tours, and online programs. 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