Meet Our Board
CPC is deeply grateful to its dedicated Board of Trustees who make its important work possible.
CPC is deeply grateful to its dedicated Board of Trustees who make its important work possible.
Ms. Lynde B. Uihlein (Milwaukee, WI) – Chair
Lynde B Uihlein (Milwaukee, WI) is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she earned an MSW in social welfare. In 1990 she established the Brico Fund LLC. She is engaged in the restoration of the native landscape on 150 acres of Lake Michigan shoreline in WI. Prior board service includes the League of Conservation Voters.
Dr. Joyce Maschinski (Escondido, CA) – President and CEO
Dr. Maschinski develops, oversees, and synthesizes plant conservation research related to seed banking, habitat restoration, and preventing the extinction of rare plant species. Joyce’s research interests have centered on understanding factors that limit reproduction, growth, and expansion of rare plant populations. She has examined the impact of human activities on rare plants and provided management solutions for the conservation of rare species.
Mrs. Mary-Randolph Ballinger (St. Louis, MO)
Mary is the Chairman and CEO of Pitchfork Land and Cattle CO and Forks Energy, Texas, with several sustainable programs; Trustee, now Emeritus Trustee, Missouri Botanical Garden; initiated community-wide horticulture tours for the Garden; GCA Clubs, Palm Beach (Program Chair for next Session), Nantucket (NAL representative next February), St. Louis (past president); Board Member, Garden Conservancy; Trustee, St. Louis Art Museum; Collector’s Committee, National Gallery of Art; Nantucket Garden will be on Garden Conservancy Open Days, 2016; Board Member, Sustainable Nantucket; restoring her grandmother’s Warren Manning Garden in St. Louis, featured on many tours. Her late husband, Dr. Walter Ballinger, was a member of our Board and she has been to several of our gatherings in years past, and is quite familiar with our organization.
Mrs. Sharon Blackburn (Omaha, NE)
Garden Club of America Vice Chairman Partners for Plants, an initiative overseeing GCA club projects of habitat restoration, monitoring or propagating native and endangered plants, and removing invasives on public lands and in National Parks. A prior position was as a GCA National Affairs and Legislation Vice Chairman, advocating for National Parks and public lands issues. She and her husband, Randy, past president of the Board of Directors of Lauritzen Gardens, built a gold- certified LEED house in Omaha, Nebraska, that includes a native wildflower/grasses planting in the front yard, small rooftop sedum planting, roof run-off water collection into cisterns, rain gardens, vermiculture, and a beehive. This summer, a graduate student’s monarch research includes the yard’s milkweed.
Josephine (Jody) Bradley Bush (Hamden, CT)
Landscape designer. Chairman of the board, New Haven Urban Resources Initiative. Director emeritus, The Garden Conservancy. Jody has been active in CPC for over a decade and supports plant conservation efforts through the CPC and elsewhere.
Ms. Geraldine (Bean) Carroll (Winnetka, IL)
Bean is very active in Garden Guild of Winnetka (GCA) and is interested in conservation, garden history and design. She has served as Zone 11 conservation and NAL chair for GCA and has participated in prairie restoration programs for Winnetka schools. Bean serves on the board for Winnetka Historical Society, the Women’s Board of the Chicago Horticultural Society and is Treasurer for the Women’s Board of the Chicago Horticultural Society; many years of intense activity in plant conservation and restoration, particularly prairie restoration; began her career in accounting, deep interest in garden design and photography.
Mr. Spencer Crews (Omaha, NE)
Executive Director, Lauritzen Gardens. Spencer holds degrees in Landscape Architecture from Iowa State University, a M.P.A. from University of Missouri at Kansas City and participated in the Longwood Gardens’ horticulture training program. He was in private practice as a landscape architect and served as horticulture department chair at East Central College in the St. Louis area. He assisted with the development of Powell Gardens near Kansas City. Most of his career has been spent creating and developing Lauritzen Gardens, a new botanical institution for the State of Nebraska. Spencer is happy to have been able to incorporate a plant conservation initiative into Lauritzen Gardens’ programming.
Mrs. Richard Dirickson (Dana) (San Francisco, CA)
Accomplished in journalism and marketing, she published a newspaper for 10 years and wrote Lenny Bruce’s wife’s autobiography, “Honey.” She was a Commissioner of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco and recently Vice Chair of Quarryhill Botanical Garden. She is also a member of the International Dendrology Society. Dana currently serves on the Board of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and is devoted to Urban Gardens. She is serving as Vice President of the Board of CPC.
Mrs. Nancy Banning Doyle (Del Mar, CA)
Nancy is a member of the Board of Directors of Voices for Children. She has also served as teacher for San Diego Juvenile Court and Community Schools, as a commissioner on the San Diego Juvenile Justice Commission. Her Board experience includes: Midland Center for the Arts in Midland, Michigan; Audrey Geisel Cancer Foundation; Green Cancer Center of Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation; Children’s Hospital Auxiliary. She was also the President and Founder of Scripps Clinic TSRI Charter Society. Nancy is an avid student of Botanical Illustration and a lifelong gardener. Her husband David Doyle is a partner with Morrison & Foerster.
Dr. Christopher P. Dunn (Ithaca, NY)
Executive Director, Cornell Botanic Gardens. Christopher has held leadership positions at The Morton Arboretum, Chicago Botanic Garden, and the Lyon Arboretum (University of Hawaii). He has served as President of the American Public Gardens Association and initiated the APGA’s International Gardens Section. He has been active in development of the North American Botanic Garden Strategy and in international conservation organizations, including Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). He currently sits on the board of IUCN-US and Terralingua (NGO dedicated to conserving the world’s biological and cultural diversity).
Dr. Ruth Todd Evans (Rancho Santa Fe, CA)
A resident of Rancho Santa Fe in San Diego County, Dr. Ruth Todd Evans maintains a wide breadth of interests, activities and leadership roles since retiring from her private medical practice in internal medicine and geriatrics. As a founding and active member of the Rancho Santa Fe Literary Society and the Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund, and past president of the Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild Board, she continually gives to her community. Though new to CPC, Dr. Evans has served on the board of a CPC Participating Institution, the San Diego Botanic Garden, chairing a committee that envisioned and created a popular children’s garden, Seeds of Wonder and has previously channeled some of her love of plants into the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club board. She is also an award winning artist and illustrator, having published two children’s books, and dedicating the proceeds from her paintings to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Mrs. Diana Fish (Carmel, CA)
Has an MA in Asian Art History and has served as the Education Curator at an Asian Art Museum. She is a member of The Garden Club of America where she has been active on the Conservation/NAL and Horticulture Committees. Diana lives on a ranch where she is involved in restoration of her native coastal prairie.
Mr. Andrew (Andy) S. Love, Jr. (St. Louis, MO)
Chairman of The Love Companies – Real Estate/Finance/Investments; Board Observer of Midland States Bancorp, Inc. Representing Love Family Interests; Board of Governors of Edward K. Love Conservation Foundation; Trustee of Martha Love Symington Charitable Foundation; Board of Directors of The Female Health Company; Former Member of the Board of Directors of Several Charitable and Educational Organizations in St. Louis, Missouri.
Ms. Janine Luke (New York, NY)
Graduate of Radcliffe College and has served on their board. Currently she is serving as the president of Silbanc Properties, a real estate investment company. Janine previously served as Director of the investment firms Shepherd Management Corporation and Windrove Service Corporation and currently serves on the boards of numerous organizations including Freer and Sackler Galleries (Smithsonian), Charleston Library Society, American Friends of Shanghai Museum, and the Master Drawings Association of the Morgan Library.
Mrs. Lindsay W. Marshall (GA)
Lindsay graduated from UNC with a degree in Education and obtained a graduate degree from University of Pennsylvania in Physical Therapy. For 25 years she practiced in hospitals as well as on the adjunct faculty of University of Maryland School of Physical Therapy. Currently she is an active member of Garden Club of America (GCA) Cherokee Garden Club in Atlanta, Georgia and is a corresponding member of the GCA St. Georges Garden Club in Baltimore, Maryland and of the GCA Albemarle Garden Club in Charlottesville, Virginia. Having just served two years as Chairman of the GCA National Affairs and Legislation Committee (NAL), she is presently the national advisor for the GCA Conservation and NAL Committees and a member of the GCA Board of Associates. In addition to her roles in GCA, she is a past board member of Park Pride Atlanta and is a current member of the Board of Advisors of M.C. Carlos Museum of Emory University. Lindsay is a passionate advocate for positive action on current environmental issues, including the impact of climate change on species preservation.
Dr. Lucinda McDade (Claremont, CA)
Executive Director of Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden since 2013, Lucinda holds a Ph.D. in botany from Duke University. She has been Director of Research at Rancho Santa Ana since 2006 and continues to hold this position in conjunction with her role in leading the Garden as a whole. Before joining RSABG, Lucinda was Curator of Botany at the Academy of Natural Sciences (Philadelphia), on the faculty at the University of Arizona, and led the science and education programs for the Organization for Tropical Studies. As a research scientist, her focus is on the large plant family Acanthaceae which she has studied most extensively in the Americas, but also in Africa.
Dr. Barbara Millen (Westwood, MA)
Chairman of the Boston Nutrition Foundation and President of Millennium Prevention, Inc. Former Professor of Family Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine, and founder of the Graduate Programs in Medical Nutrition Sciences and Director of Nutrition Research at the Framingham Heart Study. Life Trustee of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston and Trustee of the Emerald Necklace Conservancy in Boston and the Westport (MA) Land Trust (managed by the Trustees of Reservation) and Board Member of the Boston Committee of the Garden Club of America. Recipient of the the Natural Lands Trust (PA) Award for Conservation and the Elaine Monsen Award of the American Dietetics Association Foundation for a global body of research.
Clark Mitchell (New York, NY)
Clark Mitchell is a director of the BAND Foundation, the primary focus of which is biodiversity conservation. Grassland ecosystems have become one of Clark’s key focuses in his work with the foundation. In 2016, he helped to create the Southeastern Grasslands Initiative, a nonprofit that is addressing the loss of native grassland plant communities across the southeastern United States. He currently serves on the group’s steering committee. On Long Island, he has helped secure a multiyear grant from the BAND Foundation to expand the conservation footprint of the Friends of Hempstead Plains, a group that manages rare tracts of remnant tallgrass prairie. He has also secured grants for the Nature Conservancy of Mongolia and the Plant Extinction Prevention Program. Clark lives in New York City, where he serves on the board of the Natural Areas Conservancy, a nonprofit that manages NYC’s wild spaces for biodiversity health and human recreation.
Dr. F. Thomas Ott (St. Louis, MO)
Emeritus Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, Washington University. Former Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, Washington University. Retired private practice Ophthalmologist, St. Louis. Tom enjoys golf, bridge, gardening, travel and grand parenting. He is a senior judge for the American Orchid Society, past president of the Garden Club of St. Louis and former St. Louis representative of The Garden Conservancy.
Mary Ann Streeter (Wenham, MA)
Former Garden Club of America Vice President, Recording Secretary and former Chairman and advisor to GCA Horticulture Committee. Past member, Director’s Advisory Board, Arnold Arboretum and former Trustee, Massachusetts Horticultural Society. Current Trustee New England Wild Flower Society.
Dr. Joseph Woolston (Guilford, CT)
Dr. Joseph Woolston is the Albert J. Solnit Professor of Child Psychiatry and Pediatrics at Yale University School of Medicine. He is the Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs for the Child Study Center. In that capacity he oversees clinical program development and quality improvement. He is a co-developer of Intensive In-home Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Services (IICAPS). Dr. Woolston has focused his career on creating, implementing and improving clinical programs designed to treat children and families who are living in significant psychosocial adversity.