Garden Senior Staff & Board Members
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden has a Board of Directors and Board of Associates.
Senior staff include:
Frank Robinson, President and CEO
Frank has provided leadership to the Garden since 1992, first as Executive Director and now as President and CEO. His focus is on development activities, long-term planning, partnerships and visioning for the institution. Learn more about Frank Robinson.
Shane Tippett, Executive Director
Shane has served the Garden since 2004, first as Assistant Director for Finance and Operations and now as Executive Director. Shane is responsible for all daily operations, staffing and financial activity. Learn more about Shane Tippett.
Grace Chapman, Horticulture Director
Grace has a strong public gardens background with experience at premier gardens in the United States and United Kingdom. Most recently before coming to the Garden, Grace was horticulture supervisor at the Ambler Arboretum of Temple University in Ambler, Pennsylvania. Learn more about Grace Chapman.
Randee Humphrey, Education Director
Randee Humphrey joined Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden as Education Manager in 2004, and oversees all functions of the Education department, including public, school, and special audience programs, educational exhibits and interpretation, management of Library and herbarium collections, and community initiatives and partnerships.
Kim Dove, Guest Services Director
Kim Dove began her career at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in 2005 in the Facility Events department where she coordinated the facility rental and sales business. She quickly moved up, and in 2010 became Manager of Guest Services, overseeing the Facility Events, Admissions, Operations and Security Departments. In her latest role as Director of Guest Services, effective January 2013, Kim added the Garden Shop and Maintenance Departments to her list of responsibilities. Learn more about Kim Dove.
Jennie Romero, Acting Director of Development
Jennie is responsible for building beautiful gardens as well as a vibrant community through fundraising, business development, and special events. Prior to the Garden, she worked in institutional advancement at the Virginia Community College System and marketing at CarMax. Jennie has experience in annual giving, writing for the web, and nonprofit administration. She received her B.S. in technical and scientific communication from James Madison University, a post-baccalaureate certificate in business administration from Virginia Commonwealth University, and is a 2010 graduate of the University of Richmond’s Summer Institute on Philanthropy. In 2013, she was named the Rising Star by the Virginia Association of Fundraising Executives. Learn more about Jennie Romero.
Beth Monroe, Public Relations and Marketing Director
Strategic public relations and marketing have helped propel Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden from “Richmond’s Best Kept Secret” to one of the region’s top destinations and national recognition. Beth Monroe has led these public relations and marketing efforts over the past 15 years as the Garden grows and brings people and plants together to improve our communities.
John M.R. Reed, President
Kathleen Allen Luke, Vice President
James Starkey III, Treasurer
Deborah J. Wolenberg, Secretary
Dennis I. Belcher, Esq., General Counsel
President and CEO
Frank L. Robinson
Shane W. Tippett
Mrs. Lora M. Robins*
Mrs. Samuel M. Bemiss
Mary Anne Burke
Michele K. Burke
Janet C. Deskevich
Charles H. Foster, Jr.
Ann Parker H. Gottwald
Dr. Jill Bussey Harris
Thomas Huff, Ph.D
Anne Leigh Kerr
William H. King, Jr
Sr. Anne Marie Mack, CBS
Douglas N. Martin
Martha F. Moore
Paula H. Nachman
Helen R. Pinckney
Kee Sung Ro
Dennis Rudzinski, M.D.
Martha R. Sherman
Donald A. Steinbrugge
Peyton P. Wells
Susanne N. Wick
Dr. Charlotte B. Woodfin
Mary Denny Wray