在过去的一年, the 植物保护中心 (CPC) has been fortunate to add four new members to our Board of Trustees, 每一个都带来了丰富的知识, 独特的专业经验, and a profound enthusiasm and commitment to CPC’s mission to safeguard imperiled plants. We thank them for joining our team and supporting our work to Save Plants!
Allison Alberts, Ph值.D. (圣地亚哥,CA)
Allison served as Chief Conservation and Research Officer at San Diego Zoo Global, where she established a team dedicated to plant conservation and a native plant seed bank. 她是Eden Project USA的董事会主席, serves on the Advisory Board of the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund, 是Ecoleaders LLC的高级顾问. Allison is a member of the IUCN Conservation Planning and Conservation Translocation Specialist Groups and advises the Reverse the Red initiative. She serves on the board of the San Diego Natural History Museum and is a long-time member of the California Native Plant Society. In 2015, she was honored with the Athena Pinnacle Award for excellence in recognition, 促销活动, 以及女性在科学领域的导师.
“Plants are essential to life on our planet and we cannot survive without them. 它们使生命成为可能, 为我们提供呼吸的清洁空气, 食物吃, 医学治疗, 还有更多. At the same time, they nurture our souls through their endless beauty and variety.——艾利森·艾伯特
达蒙E. 温特,Ph值.D. (教堂山，北卡罗来纳州)-受托人
Dr. Damon Waitt is Director of the North Carolina Botanical Garden and Professor of the Practice in Biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 总监, Damon has broad responsibility for overall leadership and management of the North Carolina Botanical Garden and for ensuring that the Garden fulfills its mission to inspire understanding, 升值, and conservation of plants and to advance a sustainable relationship between people and nature. Damon came to the North Carolina Botanical Garden from the Lady Bird Wildflower Center in Austin, 德州, where he served as Senior Director and Botanist from 2001-2015. Damon has served on the Invasive Species Advisory Committee of the National Invasive Species Council, as President of the 德州 Academy of Science and the 德州 Invasive Plant and Pest Council, and as board chair of North Carolina’s Plant Conservation Program. 达蒙有博士学位.D. in Botany from the University of 德州 in Austin, an M.S in Botany from Louisiana State University Baton Rouge and a B.S. 杜兰大学生物学专业.
“It is important to save plants because plants will be essential to solving the grand challenges of this and the next century, 包括气候变化, 可持续性, 食品安全, 以及保护生态系统服务. Safeguarding rare plants through the activities of the CPC is the fundamental first step to protecting all plants upon which all life depends.-达蒙·维特
Alison is a homemaker, living in Hailey, Idaho. She was born, raised, and lived in Los Angeles until her early forties. 在洛杉矶的时候, she was chairman of the Bel Air Garden Club and participated in a myriad of charitable organizations. 自从来到爱达荷州, she has served on the board of the Sun Valley Music Festival and maintains an interest in several local philanthropies. Her hobbies include hiking the local mountains and maintaining her home landscape and vegetable gardens.
“Answering why it is important to save plants is beyond my scope of words. I believe that saving our plants is ultimately the most important thing that we can do. It saves our air, it saves our animals, it saves our lives. If there is any way that I can be involved in maintaining our plant diversity, I will consider it to be my most important contribution to future generations. I am very grateful to have been selected to serve on this board.——艾莉森·卢克曼
南希在纽约金融界工作了17年, first at JP Morgan as an investment banker and then President of its Community Development Corporation (CDC), and then at Merrill Lynch as the head of its CDC. 搬回圣保罗. Louis in 2001, she served as President of historic Bellefontaine Cemetery & Arboretum, a Level II arboretum, and public educator on the NRHP. She also headed Bellefontaine’s community development affiliate. Nancy is the board chair for The Nature Conservancy in Missouri, and on other boards including the Danforth Plant Science Center Leadership Council, 哈里斯世界生态中心, Missouri Botanical Garden Conservation Mission Council and the Garden Club of America Finance Committee. She has a BA in Philosophy from Brown and an MBA from Yale.