Board of Directors

The Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens is governed by a dedicated group of volunteers who oversee our mission, ensure effective organizational planning and maintain adequate resources. Each Board member serves a three-year term.

Board Officers

  • Denasha A. Scott, Chair
  • John A. Zaganczyk, Vice Chair
  • Patricia Laughlin, Secretary
  • Erica J. Gottschalk, Treasurer


  • Ellen L. Boerner
  • Jay Czarapata
  • Robert L. Hanley
  • Margarete R. Harvey
  • Ronald E. Jacquart
  • Sally Kubly
  • Beth B. Perrigo
  • Karen W. Plunkett
  • Charles R. Revie
  • Michele M. Young


  • Ellen Hayward

With our deep and abiding gratitude to those former Board Directors who continually help sustain and preserve the Gardens.

  • Tom Barber
  • Roger L. Boerner
  • Elaine Burke
  • Geneva Johnson
  • David Kundert
  • Mary Ann and Charles LaBahn
  • Hattie Purtell
  • William J. Radler
  • Joel Reinders
  • Lee A. Riordan
  • Nell Schneider

In Memoriam

  • Matthew M. Stano
  • Suzanne Foster