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The LAF Board of Directors is a diverse group who bring experience and insights from landscape architecture practice, academia, industry, allied professions, and the nonprofit sector.

Executive Committee

  • Kofi Boone 600 x 600
    Kofi Boone University Faculty Scholar and Professor, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 
  • Monte Wilson
    Monte Wilson Global Market Director, Jacobs, Atlanta, GA 
  • Roberto Rovira
    Roberto Rovira Professor, Florida International University, Miami, FL 
  • Connie Chung
    Connie Chung Managing Principal, HR&A Advisors, Los Angeles, CA 
  • Sierra Bainbridge
    Sierra Bainbridge MASS Design Group, Boston, MA 
  • Alma Du Solier
    Alma Du Solier Studio Director, Hood Studio, Oakland, CA 
  • Michael Grove
    Michael Grove Principal, Sasaki Associates, Watertown, MA 
  • Michael Johnson
    Michael Johnson Co-Director of Urban Design, SmithGroup, Ann Arbor, MI 
  • Alpa Nawre
    Alpa Nawre Assistant Professor, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 

Directors

  • Austin Allen 600 x 600
    Austin Allen Principal, DesignJones, LLC, New Orleans, LA 
  • Natalia Beard
    Natalia Beard Principal, SWA Group, Houston, TX 
  • Keith Bowers
    Keith Bowers President and Founder, Biohabitats, Charleston, SC 
  • Jim Burnett 600 x 600
    Jim Burnett President, Office of Jim Burnett (OJB), San Diego, CA 
  • Alexa Bush
    Alexa Bush Program Officer, The Kresge Foundation, Detroit, MI 
  • Mark Carlos 600 x 600
    Mark Carlos Executive Director, BrightView Design, Orange County, CA 
  • Richard Centolella
    Rich Centolella Principal, EDSA, Baltimore, MD 
  • Keiko Cramer
    Keiko Tsuruta Cramer Principal, WRT, Philadelphia, PA 
  • Tim Duggan
    Tim Duggan Founder, Phronesis, Kansas City, MO 
  • Jennifer Engelke 600 x 600
    Jennifer Engelke PhD Candidate, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 
  • Dorothy Faris
    Dorothy Faris Principal, Mithun, Seattle, WA 
  • Elaine Kearney
    Elaine Kearney Managing Principal, TBG, San Antonio, TX 
  • Emily McCoy
    Emily McCoy Associate, Design Workshop, Raleigh, NC 
  • Scott Neeley 600 x 600
    Scott Neeley Director, SiteOne Landscape Supply, LLC, Charlotte, NC 
  • Signe Nielsen
    Signe Nielsen Founding Principal, MNLA , New York, NY 
  • Kate Orff
    Kate Orff Founding Principal, SCAPE, New York, NY 
  • Breeze Outlaw
    Breeze Outlaw Landscape Designer, Sasaki, Watertown, MA 
  • Richard Roarke
    Richard Roark Partner, OLIN, Philadelphia, PA 
  • Margie Simmons
    Margie Simmons CEO, Landscape Forms, Kalamazoo, MI 
  • Trinity Simons 600 x 600
    Trinity Simons Executive Director, Mayors' Institute on City Design, Washington, DC 
  • Roana Tirado-600 x 600
    Roana Tirado Project Manager, Associate, HOK, San Francisco, CA 
  • Chris Torres
    Chris Torres Co-founder, Superjacent, Los Angeles, CA 
  • Ernest C. Wong
    Ernest C. Wong Founder and Principal, site, Chicago, IL 

Ex Officio Representatives

  • FPO
    Tom Mroz Immediate Past President, American Society of Landscape Architects, Ann Arbor, MI 
  • FPO
    Taner Özdil Associate Professor, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX 

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.

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