Houston Botanic Garden is open with COVID-19 safety protocols in place. Facemasks are required to visit. View Garden Rules.

Houston Botanic Garden is open with COVID-19 safety protocols in place. Facemasks are required to visit. View Garden Rules.

Board of Directors & Staff

About the Garden

Board of Directors

Nancy O’Connor Abendshein
Chairman


Melbern G. Glasscock
Vice-Chairman


Alberto P. Cardenas, Jr.
Treasurer


Nancy Thomas
Secretary Chairman Emerita

 

David Baggett
Carole Bailey
Peggy Bailey
Drucie Chase
Cathy Fitzpatrick Cleary
John Eads
Gail Hendryx
Lynne Hudson
Steven J. Lindley

Randall E. Meyer

Ryan Martin
Peter R. McStravick, Jr.
The Honorable
    Annise D. Parker
James A. Reeder, Jr.
Jose Rocha
Robert A. Rowland III
Sharyn Aydam Weaver
W. Temple Webber III

Advisory Council

Mary Beth Arcidiacono
Sadie Gwin Blackburn
Pauline Bolton
Elizabeth Boss
Peter G. Doyle
Bolivar Fraga
Hester T. Hawkins
Kathy Huber

Margarette L. Jones
Wendy Kelsey
John Kirksey
Christopher L. Knapp
Ann Lents
Odette McMurrey Mace
Gary P. Moss
Brenda Beust Smith
Cassie B. Stinson

M. S. Stude
The Very Reverend
    Barkley S. Thompson
Janice Van Dyke Walden
Kingslea von Helms
Bass C. Wallace, Jr.
William Welch, Ph.D.

Staff Leadership

Claudia Gee Vassar
President & General Counsel
713.715.9675
 

Laura A. Easton, CFRE
Vice President of Development & Membership
713.715.9675

 

Team

Emily Baker
Director of Operations & Finance
713.715.9675
Jenna Beth Bayer
Executive Assistant
713.715.9675 ext. 102
Margaret Cardwell
Development & Membership Associate
713.715.9675 ext. 132
Jessica Cohen
Venue Manager
713.715.9675 ext. 113
Daniel Duran
Volunteer Engagement Coordinator
713.715.9675 ext. 152
Jessica Henry
Horticulturist Assistant
713.715.9675
Aviana Hightower
Horticulturist Assistant
713.715.9675
George Hixson
Maintenance Gardener
713.715.9675
Jessi Johnson
Operations Manager
713.715.9675 ext. 112
Justin Lacey
Director of Communications & Community Engagement
713.715.9675 ext. 151
April Lloyd
Plant Recorder / Data Specialist
713.715.9675
Ayanna Jolivet Mccloud
Director of Education & Public Programs
713.715.9675
Sabine Meyer-Hill
Education Coordinator
713.715.9675 ext. 122
Brent Moon
Horticulture Manager
713.715.9675 ext. 142
Jamee Moulton
Horticulturist Assistant
713.715.9675
Grant Neagli
Docent Program Coordinator
713.715.9675
Bri Nelson
Visitor Services Assistant
713.715.9675
Jamonica Shoals
Visitor Services Assistant
713.715.9675
Marilyn Ventura
Horticulturist Assistant
713.715.9675
Jasmine Yap
Visitor Services Assistant
713.715.9675
All Houston Botanic Garden emails are firstname@hbg.org.