Board of Directors


Karl Ackermann

Treasurer
IN, thru 2024, MBA, International Business; BS, Engineering Technology; Certificate in Horticulture with High Honors; Recipient of Shirley Heinze Bringing Nature Home Award

 


Marti Agler

Director, Internal Audit
TN, thru 2022, Finance, MBA, biology degree

 

 


Loris Damerow

Director, Vice President
MI, thru 2024, Former landscape designer, Registered Art Therapist (ATR), retired Director of the Center for Grieving Children/Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley

 


Ellen Folts

Director
NY, thru 2022, Native perennial nursery owner; speaker

 

 


Janice Hand

Past President
MT-PAL, thru 2020, NFP, leadership

 

 


Roberta Jannsen

Director
IL, thru 2024, MA in Education, Master Naturalist, Master Gardener, Natural Areas Conservation Certificate (pending), Leadership Certificate, Project Management Certificate

 


Laura Klemm

Director
WI-PAL, thru 2024, BBA; BS, Biology, MS, Sustainable Management with courses in Nonprofit Management, Web design and Readers Advisory

 

 


Jim Poznak

Director
IL, thru 2024, Attorney

 

 


Matthew Ross

Director, Chair Honorary Directors
PA, thru 2020, Head of Cont. Ed., Longwood Gardens

 

 


Rick Sanders

Director
MT-PAL, thru 2020, NFP, IT, marketing, accounting

 

 


Karen Syverson

Chair Governance
WI, thru 2020, Teacher (retired); former Chapter Pres.

 

 


Pam Todd

Director
IL, thru 2022, Marketing, PR, advocacy, market research

 

 


Rita Ulrich

Secretary
MN, thru 2022, NFP, fundraising, financials, former ED

 

 


Sally Wencel

President, Technology
TN, thru 2022, JD, CEO, counsel for membership.org