Our Leaders

Guiding the way for CNPS

Credit Liv O’Keeffe.

Volunteer Leadership

CNPS is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and Chapter Council, who work in concert with the Executive Director, staff, and the organization’s 36-chapter network to fulfill the CNPS mission.

Board of Directors

Vivian Neou


Vince Scheidt

Vice President

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April Owens


Steve Schoenig

Board Treasurer

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Alice L. Cantelow

Chapter Council Representative

Lucy Ferneyhough


Larry Levine

Chapter Council Representative

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Robin Mitchell


Leslie Warren


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Carol Witham


Cathy Capone


Chapter Council

The CNPS Chapter Council is comprised of 36  volunteer delegates, each representing one of CNPS’s local and statewide chapters. Delegates establish policies and resolutions pertaining to native plants and native plant communities to further the CNPS’s Strategic Plan and guide its program work on behalf of their local chapter membership. Delegates elect the CNPS Board of Directors, its officers, and the officers of the Chapter Council.

Judy Fenerty

Chapter Council Chair

Woody Elliott

Chapter Council Vice Chair

Snowdy Dodson

Chapter Council Secretary

Executive Director

Dr. Jun

Jun Bando

Executive Director