Margaret Bell, Interim CEO


Davena Vowels, Chief Operating Officer


Lori Kay Scott, Director of Development


Amy DeFigueiredo, Accounting Manager


Jen O’Connell, Special Events Manager


Duncan Cherry, Marketing and Media Manager


Molly Young, Volunteer and Membership Manager


Dan Cash, Facilities Coordinator

Jeff Fortwengler, Chief Financial & Administrative Officer


Megan Cooper Bibelhauser, Director of Marketing & Communications


Andrew Hagerty, Director of Horticulture


Wanda Peck, Youth Education Manager


Kat Rivers, Adult Education Manager


Rosie Devine, Administrative Manager


Drew Combs, Arboriculture Specialist


Caroline Anderson, Special Events Coordinator


Abby Fleming, Special Events Coordinator


Contract Staff

Yuriko Yamamoto, Japanese Cultural Specialist
Sponsored by Japan / America Society of Kentucky

Mary Miller, Grant Writer

Officers of the Board

Nancy Davis, Chair
Retired, Former CFO Stock Yards Bank & Trust Company

David Grey, Secretary (bio)
United Healthcare

Susan Howard, Treasurer (bio)
Assistant Director of Tax Services, Dean Dorton Allen Ford, PLLC

Board of Directors

Greg Braun (bio)
Owner & Founder, Maid in Louisville

Gordon Brown (bio)
Retired, Former President & CEO, Home of the Innocents

Greg Buccola (bio)
Managing Principal, KPFF Consulting Engineers

David Carpenter (bio)
President/CEO, Japan / American Society of Kentucky

Karen Dahlem (bio)
President, Dahlem Consulting

Kevin Fennell (bio)
Architect, Calhoun Construction

Matthew Boone Gardiner (bio)
Owner & President, Boone Gardiner Landscape and Farm

David Graeser (bio)
Retired, President, Bohnert Equipment Co., Inc.

Will Greene (bio)
Owner, Vanguard Cleaning Systems of Louisville

Kathy Oyler
Community Leader and Volunteer





Merry-Kay Poe
President, Unbridled Films LLC

Ben Ruley (bio)
Vice-President of Financial Planning Analysis, Tri-Arrows Aluminum

Jon Salomon, Chair Emeritus (bio)
Partner, Dentons Bingham Greenebaum LLP

Chase Sanders (bio)
Senior Investor Relations Analyst, Brown-Forman

Frances M. Scholtz
Community Volunteer

Ben Simmons (bio)
Associate & Client Liaison, Schmidt Associates

Clay Stinnett (bio)
CFO, EVP, Stock Yards Bank & Trust

Gerry-Lynn Wichmann, MD (bio)
Medical Director of Substance Use, Louisville Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Robert McDowell (Mac) Willett
Owner, R. M. Willett Properties and Willett Lumber Co.





There are currently no open positions.


At this time we are not seeking any interns.