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Board of Trustees

Role of the Board of Trustees

The Massachusetts Horticultural Society Board of Trustees currently has 18 members. The Board actively seeks to maintain a good mix of professional backgrounds and experiences, and a healthy balance of gender and age. Trustees are elected for terms of 3 years, up to a maximum of 3 terms (except when serving as President of the Board). Trustees are elected at the Annual Meeting in October.

  • To act collectively to support and govern the organization
  • To ensure that the mission is fulfilled
  • To select, support and review the Executive Director
  • To insure that there are guiding policies and principles
  • To insure effective organizational planning
  • To insure that there are adequate resources to support board approved plans
  • To support, individually and collectively, all board decisions and keep confidential the internal discussions
  • To manage resources effectively
  • To determine and monitor programs and services to ensure that they reflect the mission and the strategic priorities
  • To serve as a court of appeal
  • To assess its own performance
  • To be a member of Mass Hort and support the Massachusetts Horticultural Society financially to the best of member’s ability

Fiscal Year 2017


Wayne Mezitt, Chair of the Board

Katherine K. Macdonald, President & Executive Director

Mark Ahronian

Dr. Wesley Autio

Lynne K. Bower

Daniel W. Daly

Allen E. Erickson

Helen Glotzer

Keith Greenfield

Lisa Haddad, Clerk

Dr. Barbara Millen, GCA representative

Susan S. Mooney

Julia O’Brien

Finley Perry

Darrol Roberts

Elizabeth Rosenthall, GCFM representative

Robert Smith, Treasurer

About the Massachusetts Horticultural Society

Mass Hort logo newFounded in 1829, the Massachusetts Horticultural Society is dedicated to encouraging the science and practice of horticulture and developing the public's enjoyment, appreciation, and understanding of plants and the environment.

2018 Calendar & Courses

2018 Masshort Courses

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