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Denver Botanic Gardens

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Staff

Part Time Staff:
64
Full Time Staff:
184
Contract Staff:
48
Volunteers Annually:
2,100
Retention Rate:
84%

Sarada Krishnan, Director of Horticulture
Start Date: 2006

Sarada joined the Gardens in 2006.

Jennifer Ramp Neale, Director of Research
Start Date: 2001

Jennifer joined the Gardens in 2001.

Matthew Cole, Director of Education
Start Date: 2001

Mr. Cole joined the Gardens in 2001.

Johanna Kelly, Director of Development
Start Date: 2010

Ms. Kelly has overseen significant capital campaigns for the Gardens.

Suzi Latona, Director of Operations
Start Date: 2017

Suzi Latona joined the Gardens in 2017

Brian Vogt, Chief Executive Officer
Start Date: 2007

In March of 2007, with the approval of Denver Mayor, John Hickenlooper, the Gardens appointed Brian Vogt as the institution's new CEO.

John Calderhead, Chief Financial Officer
Start Date: 2011

Mr. Calderhead joined the Gardens in 2011.

Larry Vickerman, Director of Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms
Start Date: 2001

Mr. Vickerman leads sustainable agriculture practices, events and all activities at Chatfield Farms

Lisa Eldred, Director of Exhibitions, Art & Interpretation
Start Date: 2001

Ms. Eldred brings world class exhibitions to the Gardens and leads the creation of way finding and exhibit-related information.

Mary Bradley, Direction of Membership, Visitor & Volunteer Services
Start Date: 2001

Ms. Bradley joined the Gardens in 2010.

Jennifer Riley-Chetwynd, Director of Marketing and Social Responsibility
Start Date: 2001

Ms. Riley-Chetwynd joined the Gardens in 2011.

Boards

Board Type:
Local
Meetings per Year:
6
Term Length:
3
Term Limit:
2
Total # of Board Members:
38
Clients on Board:
No
# of Client Board Members:

Board Demographics:

Female:
27
Male:
11
Transgender Female:
0
Transgender Male:
0
Gender Other:
0

Black or African American:
6
Asian:
2
White:
28
Hispanic or Latino:
2
Multiracial:
0
American Indian or Alaska Native:
0
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander:
0
Other Ethnicities:
0

Average Number of Years Current Board Members Have Served on Board

3

Attendance Percentage for Board Meetings

63%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute Dollars

99%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute In-Kind

3%

Percentage of Board Members that have Completeted the Colorado Secretary of State's Nonprofit Board Member Course:

0%

Nonprofit completed the Colorado Nonprofit Association's Excellence in Principles & Practices Recognition Program?

No

Committees

Audit
Finance
Governance
Nominating
Sustainable Technology

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