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Welcome 2011-2012 Board of Directors

The 2011-2012 LAF Board of Directors took the reins on October 30 at LAF’s Annual Board Meeting in San Diego. Lucinda Sanders, FASLA of OLIN took over as President, succeeding Kathy Garcia, FASLA of the City of Del Mar, who led the organization during a time of significant growth and evolution. Bill Main, Honorary ASLA of Landscape Forms became President-Elect.

Four Directors assumed new officer roles, rounding out the leadership team:

  • Vice President of Finance: 
    Mark Dawson, FASLA, Sasaki Associates
  • Vice President of Development:
    Gregg Sutton, ASLA, EDSA
  • Vice President of Communication:
    Jacinta McCann, FAILA, AECOM
  • Vice President of Education:
    Kristina Hill, PhD, Aff. ASLA, University of Virginia
  • Vice President of Research:
    Forster Ndubisi, PhD, ASLA, Texas A&M University

Tom Donnelly, ASLA of ValleyCrest Landscape Development retired off the Board after four years of service, including two years as the Vice President of Development. Under his leadership, LAF’s development capacity saw unprecented growth. Patrick Phillips of ULI also leaves the Board after a four-year term in addition to four years of service in the 1990s.

Four new Directors join the LAF Board, including Emily Vogler, LAF’s 2010 National Olmsted Scholar. LAF created this new two-year term Director position for a past Olmsted Scholar in order to gain new input and perpective. The new Directors bring experience and insights from firms, industry and the non-profit sector:

  • Uwe Brandes, ULI
  • Doug Mann, FASLA, HNTB
  • Emily Vogler, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates
  • Lynda Wightman, Hunter Industries

LAF’s unprecedented growth over the last few years has been a direct result of the vision, leadership, and active involvement of Board members. Thanks to all for your service!

LAF is grateful to the many individuals and organizations that provide financial support towards fulfilling our mission to support the preservation, improvement, and enhancement of the environment.

Much of what LAF is able to accomplish would not be possible without the thought leadership and financial investment of our major supporters, including ASLA, which provides over $125,000 of in-kind support annually.