Our Team

Our dedicated leaders and talented staff bring our values to life.

Members of the Bartram’s Garden staff in Winter 2022.

General Inquiries


For general inquiries.


For the Community Boathouse and Dock and water quality monitoring.


For neighborhood tree plantings and the ROOTS Tree Crew youth internship.


For the Sankofa Community Farm, the youth internship, community garden, and home garden beds.


For donations, volunteering, fundraising events, and membership.


For space reservations and facility rentals.


For communications, media, and outreach.


For invoicing and billing.

Careers & Opportunities
No phone calls or visits, please.

Staff

Ahmad MuhaiminAhmad MuhaiminFacilities & Programs Support
Angela DurantAngela DurantWelcome Center AssociateEmail Angela
Annemarie VaeniAnnemarie VaeniDirector of FinanceEmail Annemariex114
Breanna PerryBreanna PerryDevelopment ManagerEmail Breannax107
Caroline WinschelCaroline WinschelDirector of Development & CommunicationsEmail Carolinex104
Cavhanah Baht T’omCavhanah Baht T’omMarketing & Communications CoordinatorEmail Cavhanahx103
Cedric HardyCedric HardyDirector of Youth EducationEmail Cedric
Chris Bolden-NewsomeChris Bolden-NewsomeCo-Director, Sankofa Community FarmEmail Chris
Emily ConstantinoEmily ConstantinoFormal Flower Gardens GardenerEmail Emily
Eric FordEric FordSafety Coordinator
Hajjah GloverHajjah GloverNeighborhood & Home Garden CoordinatorEmail Hajjah
Jadah JohnsonJadah JohnsonSeasonal GardenerEmail Jadah
Ka-ron Burke-ThomasKa-ron Burke-ThomasSeasonal Events Support
Kimani KeatonKimani KeatonDevelopment CoordinatorEmail Kimani
Laquanda DobsonLaquanda DobsonCulinary Culture CoordinatorEmail Laquandax111
Leslie GaleLeslie GaleEducation ManagerEmail Lesliex110
Lex WileyLex WileyCommunity Farm EducatorEmail Lex
Maitreyi RoyMaitreyi RoyExecutive DirectorEmail Maitreyix101
Mandy KatzMandy KatzLead Gardener and Land ManagerEmail Mandyx105
Marwan RobinsonMarwan RobinsonSeasonal Safety Assistant
Meghan CoppolaMeghan CoppolaVisitor Services ManagerEmail Meghanx108
Rain HaynesRain HaynesNursery ManagerEmail Rain
Raven GreenRaven GreenTree Program CoordinatorEmail Ravenx121
Ryan HoganRyan HoganLand StewardEmail Ryanx105
Shanna MitchellShanna MitchellArts & Culture Program CoordinatorEmail Shannax118
Director of Human ResourcesDirector of Human ResourcesDirector of Human ResourcesEmail Director of HRx113
Sophia PoeSophia PoeCommunity Partnerships ManagerEmail Sophia215-609-8132
Stephen BlackwellStephen BlackwellSeasonal Educator
Steven RogersSteven RogersCustodial & Events Support AssistantEmail Steven
Tahnisha Burke ThomasTahnisha Burke ThomasWelcome Center CoordinatorEmail Tahnisha Burkex120
Tom ReberTom ReberDirector of Landscapes and FacilitiesEmail Tomx115
Ty HolmbergTy HolmbergCo-Director, Sankofa Community FarmEmail Tyx111
Valerie OnifadeValerie OnifadeRiver Program ManagerEmail Valeriex102
Yaasmeer EnixYaasmeer EnixMaintenance TechnicianEmail Yaasmeer
Zach WebberZach WebberDirector of Public ProgramsEmail Zachx112

Southwest Community Leadership Circle

Adriane Y. Parks, MPsychAdriane Y. Parks, MPsychAddiction & Mental Health Counselor, The Consortium
Dionna RoundtreeDionna RoundtreeSouthwest Resident
Elsa StuckmanElsa StuckmanWoodland Academy / Southwest Resident
Eric Edi, PhDEric Edi, PhDPresident and COO, AFRICOM
Jermaine WomackJermaine WomackFounder, Philadelphia Auto & Parole
Kimberly WalkerKimberly WalkerSouthwest Resident
Mark Harrell, MHSMark Harrell, MHSCommunity Outreach Coordinator, City of Philadelphia Register of Wills / Southwest Resident
Marquita HodgesMarquita HodgesBartram Village Resident
Nakia FieldsNakia FieldsSouthwest Resident
Sharon NeilsonSharon NeilsonExecutive Director, Woodland Academy
Sheila AnthonySheila AnthonyBartram Village Residents Council
Steve YoungSteve YoungCo-Founder, Empowered CDC / John Bartram Association Board of Directors
Tarik RyantTarik RyantExecutive Chef/Owner, Rhythm & Brunch and Chef Reeky’s Cafe & Juice Bar
Todd McCoyTodd McCoyFounder, Bornleader Family Foundation
Tonya RobinsonTonya RobinsonBartram Village Residents Council

Board of Directors

Officers

Charles LomaxCharles LomaxPresidentPresident and CEO, Lomax Real Estate
Anna JungclausAnna JungclausTreasurerCFO, Equal Measure
Eric W. Swanson, AIAEric W. Swanson, AIAVice PresidentPrincipal, Ballinger
Kate TysonKate TysonSecretaryDirector/CEO, Wanderwell Consulting
Robert S. Pugliese, PharmD, BCPSRobert S. Pugliese, PharmD, BCPSVice PresidentDirector of Innovation Design, Jefferson
Paul VernonPaul VernonVice PresidentArchitect / Urban Designer, Kimley-Horn

Directors

Adriane Y. Parks, MPsychAdriane Y. Parks, MPsychAddiction & Mental Health Counselor, The Consortium
Ben VershbowBen VershbowDirector of Community Programs, Wikimedia Foundation
David Schultz, AIA, NCARBDavid Schultz, AIA, NCARBPrincipal/Architect, DAS Architects, Inc.
Eva RayEva RayRetired, Director of Education, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
Francesca FiamingoFrancesca FiamingoSenior Closer, Surety Title Company
J. Blaine Bonham, Jr.J. Blaine Bonham, Jr.Retired, Executive Vice President, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
Lawrence JonesLawrence JonesCEO/Founder, Richard Allen Preparatory Charter School
Lisa M. MillerLisa M. MillerCFO, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
Michael BowmanMichael BowmanPrincipal, Impact Law & Strategy / Principal, Rittenhouse Strategies
Monica ZimmermanMonica ZimmermanExecutive Director, Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
Paul Lantieri IIIPaul Lantieri IIIPartner, Ballard Spahr, LLP
Robert AllenRobert AllenDirector of Property and Concession Management, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation
Robert P. RaymondRobert P. RaymondVice President- Private Client Services, HUB International
Steven A. YoungSteven A. YoungCommunity leader and energy conservationist (Local #14)
Tarik RyantTarik RyantExecutive Chef/Owner, RKM Food Service
Vania MillerVania MillerTrauma-Informed Consultant, Compassionate Consultants

Emeritus

Elizabeth Bressi-StoppeElizabeth Bressi-StoppeRetired, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
Sidney B. SpahrSidney B. SpahrCivic leader and horticulturist

Photo Credits

KD Morris Photography: Sheila Anthony, Chris Bolden-Newsome, J. Blaine Bonham, Jr., Elizabeth Bressi-Stoppe, Joanne Douglas, Eric Edi, Nakia Fields, Jillian C. Kirn, Paul Lantieri III, Merissa MacDonald, Robert S. Pugliese, Robert P. Raymond, Dionna Roundtree, Maitreyi Roy, Elsa Stuckman, Tahnisha Burke Thomas, Annemarie Vaeni, Zach Webber, Caroline Winschel, Steven A. Young

Troi Hicks Photography: Cavhanah Baht T’om, Mark Harrell, Lawrence Jones, Charles Lomax, Breanna Perry, Eva Ray, David Schultz, Paul Vernon, Maria Viola-Kuttruff, Chloe Wang

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Volunteers

Interested in getting involved? Check out our current volunteer opportunities. 

Careers

Join our team

Youth Internships

We offer paid opportunities for local youth and young adults.

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Biking & Walking

Birds

Boating & Fishing

Flowers, Plants & Trees

Gardening

History

Kids' Activities

Sankofa Community Farm

Southwest Philadelphia

Water Quality

Workshops, Wellness & Culture

Youth Internships

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Biking & Walking

Birds

Look up! More than 100 species of birds rely on this ecosystem.

Boating & Fishing

Enjoy all that the Tidal Schuylkill River has to offer.

Flowers, Plants & Trees

See what’s blooming, find a favorite tree, and stroll the gardens and natural lands.

Gardening

Bring the Garden home! Shop for plants or grow food, trees, and more.

History

Uncover the interconnected stories of this historic site.

Kids' Activities

Join us year-round to learn, make, share, and wonder.

Sankofa Community Farm

“Go back and get it!” Growing food sovereignty with an African Diaspora focus.

Southwest Philadelphia

Resources and opportunities especially for neighbors in Southwest Philly.

Water Quality

Find our latest data on the river’s bacteria levels and recent rainfall.

Workshops, Wellness & Culture

Enjoy upcoming workshops, self-care, and events. Are you a Southwest artist? Let’s partner!

Youth Internships

Calling Southwest students: paid internships available with the river, the farm, and the trees.