Raise Your Hand if You Love Horticulture!

The IPPS-Eastern Region (IPPS-ER) Foundation Board is made up primarily of members who have served on the IPPS-ER Board. We meet three to four times a year, including in person at the Eastern Region Conference. Board members serve on one or more of the Committees: Executive, Fundraising, Internship, Research Grants and Scholarships. IPPS-ER members are welcome to attend Foundation Board meetings to gain a sense of the Foundation’s work. Board members regularly cycle off the Board, so we are always looking for new people to refresh our activities. A good entry to serving on the Board is to volunteer with one of the Committees. Contact IPPS-ER Foundation Executive Director Brian Decker to find out how you can help grow future horticulturists.

IPPS-ER Foundation Board of Directors to September 2023

Ron Amos

Evergreen Nursery

Two Rivers, WI

Internship Committee Chair

Mark Bridgen

Cornell University

Riverhead, NY  

Board Member

Liz Dunham

Knight Hollow Nursery

Middleton, WI

President, Executive Committee Member

Paul Cappiello

Yew Dell Botanical Gardens

Crestwood, KY

Fundraising Committee Member

Brian Decker

Deckers Nursery, Inc.

Groveport, OH

Executive Director, Executive Committee Member, Fundraising Chair

Cathy Thomas

Chicago Botanic Garden

Glencoe, IL

Scholarship Committee Member

Chuck Martin

Dow Gardens

Midland, MI

Scholarship Committee Member

Brian Maynard

University of Rhode Island

Kingston, RI

Secretary, Executive Committee Member

David Sanford

Penn State University

Reading, PA

Scholarship Committee Chair

Kim Shearer

Morton Arboretum

Lisle, IL

Research Committee Member

Ron Strasko

Creek Hill Nursery

Leola, PA

Research Committee Member