Staff

Staff

Ever have a desire to discover? Ever have a desire to teach others what you've learned? We do - every day. By nature, that’s who we are. We’re the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, an international scientific research and learning center focused on conservation and knowledge sharing.

Executive

Edward Schneider, Ph.D.

President, Executive Director

Patricia Harrison

Senior Vice President, Director of Education

Elizabeth Edwards

Vice President of Finance & Operations

Cleve Lancaster

Vice President of Development

Peter Fritsch, Ph.D.

Vice President of Research / Director of the Herbarium

Connie Johnson

Executive Assistant

Volunteers

Julie Donovan

Director of Volunteers & Public Engagement

Montana Williams

Associate Director of Volunteers

Research

Peter Fritsch, Ph.D.

Vice President of Research / Director of the Herbarium

Tiana Franklin Rehman

Herbarium Collections Manager

Barney L. Lipscomb

Dorothea Leonhardt Chair of Texas Botany, Head of BRIT Press

Brooke Byerley Best, Ph.D.

Editor, Botanist, Living Roof Coordinator, Research-Education Liaison

Jason Best

Director of Biodiversity Informatics

Alyssa B. Young

Research Manager and Special Collections Librarian

Alejandra Vasco, Ph.D.

Research Botanist

Kim Norton Taylor

Conservation Research Botanist

Taylor Sultan Quedensley, Ph.D.

Research Botanist

Morgan Gostel, Ph.D.

Research Botanist

Growing Together

Cheryl Potemkin

Early Childhood Program Manager

Cameron Barlow

Garden Program Specialist

Herbarium

Peter Fritsch, Ph.D.

Vice President of Research / Director of the Herbarium

Tiana Franklin Rehman

Herbarium Collections Manager

Joe Lippert

Digitization Coordinator

Ashley Bordelon

NLU Collections Assistant

Miranda Madrid

NLU Collections Assistant

BRIT Press

Barney L. Lipscomb

Dorothea Leonhardt Chair of Texas Botany, Head of BRIT Press

Brooke Byerley Best, Ph.D.

Editor, Botanist, Living Roof Coordinator, Research-Education Liaison

Layla Luna

BRIT Press Coordinator

Library

Laura Northern Venhaus

Director of the Libraries and Research Public Engagement

Alyssa B. Young

Research Manager and Special Collections Librarian

Education

Patricia Harrison

Senior Vice President, Director of Education

Laura Northern Venhaus

Director of the Libraries and Research Public Engagement

Tracy Friday

Director of the SEED School

Jared Williams

Youth Education Manager

Kimberly Whitlock

Education Operations Manager

Kat Goldin

School Program Manager & Special Collection Librarian

Cheryl Potemkin

Early Childhood Program Manager

Cameron Barlow

Garden Program Specialist

Green Revolution

Jared Williams

Youth Education Manager

Public Engagement

Julie Donovan

Director of Volunteers & Public Engagement

Sarah Brown

Public Engagement Assistant

Development

Cleve Lancaster

Vice President of Development

Tammie L. Crole

Director of Membership and Grants Coordinator

Chris Chilton

Director of Marketing and Public Relations

Sara Richardson

Director of Corporate Relations

Operations

Elizabeth Edwards

Vice President of Finance & Operations

Angie Peeples

Accounting & HR Coordinator

Keri McNew Barfield, M.S.

Accounting Coordinator & Programs Manager

Robert Reyes

Maintenance Assistant

Greg Gunn

Facilities Manager

Events and Rentals

Courtney Adams

Event and Rental Assistant

Katherine Campbell

Event and Rental Manager