Officers of the Board
J. Christopher Ludwig, president (See also Flora staff)
Chip Morgan, vice president, is a member of the Science and Education Advisory Board of the Wintergreen Nature Foundation. Since 1995 he has been a volunteer at Wintergreen, teaching and leading field trips in geology and botany.
Michael Terry, secretary (See also Flora staff)
Joslin Gallatin, treasurer, is a past president of the Foundation of the State Arboretum at the University of Virginia’s Blandy Experimental Farm. Her tenure saw substantial private funds raised for the arboretum’s programs and projects and for the first time a state appropriation to support the arboretum. Gallatin is a co-chair of the Flora Project's development committee.
Additional Members of the Board
Bill Bolin is a former manager of environmental biology at Dominion Resources, for which he has directed environmental monitoring programs. He is a member of the Virginia Quail Recovery team and the advisory committee of the Virginia Invasive Species Council, and he serves on the boards of the Mid-Atlantic Fish and Wildlife Foundation and Chesterfield Friends of the Riverfront. He is a recipient of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Conservation Service Award.
Nancy Ross Hugo is the author of Seeing Trees: Discover the Extraordinary Secrets of Everyday Trees (Timber Press, 2011) and co-author, with Jeff Kirwan, of Remarkable Trees of Virginia (University of Virginia Press, 2008). A former education manager with Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, she has also written for national gardening, forestry, and natural history magazines. Her weekly column “Earth Works” appeared in the Richmond Times-Dispatch for eight years, and her “Habitat” column appeared in the monthly Virginia Wildlife magazine for 10 years.
Randee Humphrey has been education manager at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden since October 2004. She oversees all functions of the education department, including public, school, and special audience programs, community outreach and partnerships, educational exhibits and interpretation, and management of library and herbarium collections. Before joining Ginter, Humphrey served for 10 years as director of education and guest services at the Children’s Museum of Richmond, where she coordinated exhibit and program design for a $14 million capital expansion project and opened the museum’s new site in April 2000.
Michael Lipford has been executive director of The Nature Conservancy in Virginia since 1991 and now is vice president in the Conservancy’s eastern region. From 1986 to 1991 he was director of the Division of Natural Heritage in the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation and before that an assistant professor of biology at Dabney Lancaster Community College in Clifton Forge.
Marion Lobstein is professor emerita of biology at Northern Virginia Community College, where she taught from 1976 to 2012. She also teaches field botany at the University of Virginia’s Blandy Experimental Farm, serving on the board of the Foundation of the State Arboretum there. Lobstein is a past vice president of the Virginia Academy of Science and is a co-chair of its Virginia Flora Committee. She is a founding and active member of the Virginia Native Plant Society.
Ann Regn is director of the Virginia Office of Environmental Education at the Department of Environmental Quality. She works with the Virginia Department of Education to align programs with academic standards. She is a former board member of the Virginia Native Plant Society and founder of the Jefferson Chapter. In 2002, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation named Ms. Regn Environmental Educator of the Year.
Thomas Smith since 1991 has been director of the Division of Natural Heritage of the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. Smith worked earlier as ecologist and director of the Eastern Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program. He serves on the board of NatureServe and for many years has been active in the international network of natural heritage programs.
Nicky Staunton is a past president of the Virginia Native Plant Society and has been one of its directors since 1982. She has been an avocational botanist since 1957 and was a partner in the botanical survey (1993-1996) of the Woodbridge U.S. Army base, now known as Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Staunton is a natural sciences illustrator and an advocate for native plants and their habitats. She is also a co-chair of the Flora Foundation’s development committee.
Donna M.E. Ware, Ph.D., is curator emerita of the William and Mary Herbarium, where she served from 1969 to 1999. She is a co-author of three editions of the Atlas of the Virginia Flora and participated in Virginia Botanical Associates’ Digital Atlas project. Ware’s research interests include mountain–coastal plain disjunct species, the taxonomy of North American Valerianella, and the demography of the small whorled pogonia (Isotria medeoloides). She is active in the Williamsburg Botanical Garden project, the Williamsburg Land Conservancy, and the John Clayton Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society.