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

BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Fiscal Year 2017

Wayne Mezitt , Chairman

Katherine K. Macdonald, President & Executive Director

Mark Ahronian

Gretel Anspach

Wesley Autio

Lynne K. Bower

Daniel Daly

Helen Glotzer

Keith Greenfield

Lisa Haddad

Dr. Barbara Millen

Susan S. Mooney

Julia O'Brien

Finlay Perry

Darrol Roberts

Elizabeth Rosenthall

Robert Smith