Opening/ Closure Status

All outdoor gardens are currently open. The Conservatory and public restrooms remain closed, due to the closure of the U.S. Capitol campus buildings. Please monitor for updates on operating status. USBG resources can be accessed online, including educational materials, virtual tours, and online programs by visiting

U.S. Botanic Garden - Staff Directory

A team of approximately 65 employees work at the U.S. Botanic Garden in four divisions: Administration, Public Programs, Horticulture and Operations. To contact an employee, please use the Contact Form.


Saharah Moon Chapotin, Ph.D. Executive Director
Susan Pell, Ph.D. Deputy Executive Director
Devin Dotson Public Affairs Specialist
Suzanne Mead Administrative Officer
Ray Mims Partnerships and Sustainability Specialist
Nick Nelson Landscape Architect
Terry Nicholls Safety Manager


Jim Adams Horticulture Manager
Frank Brooks Supervisory Horticulturalist
Wallace Reed Supervisor, Collections Section
Angela Weber-Hetrick Supervisor, Gardens and Grounds Section
Kyle Wallick Botanist


Patrick Andriuk Capital Projects and Facilities Manager

Public Programs

Amy Bolton Public Programs Manager
Elizabeth Barton Volunteer Coordinator
Lee Coykendall Senior Education Specialist
Theresa Dahlman Visual Information Specialist
Maura Nelson Education Specialist, Accessibility
Libby Rhoads Public Programs Supervisor