Staff Directory

Unless otherwise indicated below, you can reach staff members through our main telephone number, 919-962-0522. Names below are linked to e-mail addresses.


Damon Waitt, Director, North Carolina Botanical Garden
Victoria Castor, Assistant to the Director and Board Liaison
Jennifer Peterson, Publications & Communications Coordinator, 919-962-9457
Aislinn Spain, Event Manager, 919-537-3819


Warren Ray, Director, Unified Business Cluster, 919-962-1121, 919-215-2659
Lisa Hicks, Accountant, Unified Business Cluster, 919-843-5628
Victoria Smith, Account Technician


Johnny Randall, Director of Conservation Programs (Adjunct Faculty in the UNC-CH Curriculum for the Environment and Ecology), 919-962-2380
Amanda Faucette, Conservation Botanist
Neville Handel, Land Manager
Michael Kunz, Conservation Ecologist, 919-962-2378
Nick Adams, Battle Park Manager


Charlotte Jones-Roe, Director of Development, 919-962-9458
Allison Essen, Donor Relations & Membership Coordinator, 919-962-0642
Patti Smith, Membership Assistant

Garden Shop

Charlia Vance, Garden Shop Manager, 919-962-3065


James L. Ward, Director of Horticulture, 919-962-2411
Aren Blake, Horticultural Technician
Ainsley Briggs, Horticultural Technician
Matt Daley, Horticultural Technician
Matt Gocke, Greenhouse and Nursery Manager
Sally Heiney, Horticultural Technician
Chris Liloia, Curator, Habitat Gardens
Margo MacIntyre, Curator, Coker Arboretum, 919-843-2411
Amanda Mixon, Curator, Education Center Landscape
Geoffrey Neal, Assistant Curator, Coker Arboretum
Bob Peoples, Horticultural Technician
Heather Summer, Seed Program Coordinator
Wendy Wenck, Curator, Herb Garden


Nancy Easterling, Director of Education, 919-962-9460
Sally Haskett, Horticultural Therapist, 919-962-2413
Sheri Lisbey, Registrar, 919-843-8524
Claire Lorch, Carolina Campus Community Garden, 919-360-5369
Grant Parkins, School Programs Manager, Interpretation Programs Manager 919-962-2887
Katie Stoudemire, Program Manager, Wonder Connection, 919-914-0015
Cricket Taylor, Exhibits Coordinator, 919-962-4882
Elisha Taylor, Youth and Family Education Manager, Summer Camp Director, 919-537-3770

UNC Herbarium

The UNC-Chapel Hill Herbarium became part of the N.C. Botanical Garden in 2000.

Alan Weakley, Director and Curator (Adjunct Faculty, UNC-CH Curriculum of the Environment and Ecology), 919-962-0578
Carol Ann McCormick, Assistant Curator, 919-962-6931
Shanna Oberreiter, Herbarium Assistant, 919-962-6931

Updated on September 29, 2015 at 01:34:11 pm.

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