CNPS Staff

Saving and celebrating California’s native plants

CNPS Executive Director Dan Gluesenkamp helps plant a native plant garden.

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Nora Bales

Assistant Vegetation Ecologist

Christopher Brown

Membership and Sales Coordinator

Jennifer Buck-Diaz

Vegetation Ecologist

Andre Clemente

Accounting and HR Analyst

Kate Cooper

Digital Giving Coordinator

Julie Evens

Vegetation Program Director

Raphaela Floreani Buzbee

Assistant Vegetation Ecologist

Stacey Flowerdew

Senior Development Coordinator

Daniel Gluesenkamp

Executive Director

Kaitlyn Green

Assistant Rare Plant Botanist

Betsy Harbert

Betsy Harbert

Vegetation Ecologist

Nick Jensen

Southern California Conservation Analyst

Seth Kauppinen

Assistant Rare Plant Botanist

Elizabeth Kubey

Outreach Coordinator

David Magney

Rare Plant Program Manager

Liv O’Keeffe

Senior Director, Communications and Engagement

Amy Patten

Rare Plant Treasure Hunt Manager

Christine Pieper

Development Director

Becky Reilly

Becky Reilly

Engagement Strategist

Kendra Sikes

Vegetation Ecologist

Aaron Sims

Rare Plant Botanist

Greg Suba

Conservation Program Director

Kristen Wernick

Horticulture Outreach Manager

Brock Wimberley

Finance and Operations Director

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Sophia Winitsky

Assistant Vegetation Ecologist

Sam Young

IPA Program Manager

Annie Zell

Annie Zell

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