Board of Directors

The Board of Directors manages the Society.  It 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 is regularly held in September. Three (3) other Board of Director meetings are held in June, December and March.

Board Meeting Minutes

Elected Officers

TitleNameEmail AddressPhone
PresidentNancy 368-2898
1st Vice PresidentJanet Pawlukiewicz

2nd Vice PresidentSally 722-3072
TreasurerKathleen Stasulis H: 757-486-5485
C: 757-576-5485
Recording SecretaryElizabeth (Betty) 506-1819

Directors of Standing Committees

TitleNameEmail AddressPhone
PublicationsBland 304-3292
RegistryCharles Smith
BotanyW. John 289-8232
EducationEmily Fordemilyford@virginia.edu540-533-7630
HorticultureLaura Beaty 703 534-8746
FundraisingMargaret (Peggy) Troyer alkatoma@netzero.com757 305-9263

Directors at Large

TitleNameEmail AddressPhone
Cathy Mayes mayescd@aol.com540-364-4525
DCRJohn TownsendJohn.Townsend@dcr.virginia.govW: 804-225-4855
C: 804-912-4041
Invasive Alien Plant Working GroupRuth 293-6538
Website Manager Team
(561) 818-9654
Website Manager TeamMark MurphyMark@mmurphy.net703-463-8452
Grants ManagerJoyce Wengerjoyce@wengerandwenger.com540-675-1166

Chapter Representatives

TitleNameEmail AddressPhone
Blue Ridge Wildflower Society Ellen Holtman,
(540) 389-1514
Butch Kelly, 384-7429
JeffersonMary Lee Epps, 973-8172
John ClaytonLucile Kossodo,
New RiverBrenda Graff, 641-6005
Northern NeckKevin Howe,
PiedmontKaren Hendershot, Presidentwyshfulthinking@gmail.com703-297-0497
PocahontasLeslie Allanson,
PotowmackAlan Ford, 732-5291
Prince William Wildflower SocietyNancy Vehrs, 368-2898
South Hampton RoadsSteve Stasulis, Presidentstasulisss@hotmail.com757-486-5485
Upper James RiverJan Smith,


TitleNameEmail AddressPhone
Newsletter EditorNancy 377-6390
Office ManagerKaren York 837-1600