Community Engagement Coordinator
Randee joined Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in 2004, and for 13 years, oversaw 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 engagement initiatives and partnerships. In 2018, Randee moved from Director of Education to a part-time position as Community Engagement Coordinator where she supports the Garden’s mission to “connect people through plants to improve communities.”
Randee’s 30-year career in the non-profit cultural community has included leadership roles at the Children’s Museum of Richmond, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She is active in the American Public Garden Association, serves on the board of the Flora of Virginia Foundation, and has served as a grants panelist for the Virginia Commission for the Arts and Richmond’s Arts and Cultural Funding Consortium. She remains active in the national Association of Children’s Museums, has served on the Council of the Virginia Association of Museums, and consults routinely with arts and cultural organizations on leadership topics.
In June 2012, Randee was named one of three recipients of the Stettinius Award for Nonprofit Leadership, a $10,000 grant from The Community Foundation to support travel and research that advances the Garden’s strategic plan. In January 2013, Randee launched the Garden’s Beautiful RVA community engagement initiative, fostering a regional coalition and social movement of public and private agencies, organizations, and individuals all invested in improving the quality of life in greater Richmond through public horticulture, urban greening, and beautiful place-making initiatives.