Drew became the 36th President of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society in 2010. Under his leadership, PHS has initiated the Plant One Million campaign to restore the region’s tree canopy; expanded the City Harvest program, which provides fresh produce to more than 1,000 families in need each week during the growing season; initiated the PHS Pop Up Garden projects; and introduced exciting new features at the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show.
Nancy joined PHS in October 2012 after serving for 12 years as Vice President of Planning for the Center City District. She was responsible for managing the CCD’s strategic planning initiatives and special projects, including the current transformation of Dilworth Plaza at City Hall and the renovation of Sister Cities Park at Logan Square.
Sam directs the planning and creation of the major events produced by PHS, including the Fall Garden Festival and the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, the largest indoor horticultural event in the world and the oldest in the United States. He made his debut as Flower Show designer in 2005. Sam has also traveled the world as a judge for the renowned flower shows in Singapore, Japan and South Korea, and has judged the floats at the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif. He is an active member of the International Festivals and Events Association and served on its World Board of Directors from 2002 to 2008.
Lisa joined PHS in 1999 and serves as Chief Financial Officer, with responsibility for overall organizational plans. She oversees the implementation of governance framework adopted by Council and serves as staff liaison for the Finance, Investment, Audit, and Pension Committees.
Glen Abrams serves as Director of Sustainable Communities at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) where he leads the development, management and delivery of high-quality programming around urban greening, community stewardship and sustainable practices.
Claire Baker is Director of Gardening Programs for the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS). She manages PHS City Harvest, and has led community engagement and greening teams focused on gardening education, parks revitalization, youth environmental stewardship, and Pop Up Gardens as well as other green-related initiatives.
As a member of the senior management team, Kate leads revenue and marketing strategies to support the expansion of opportunities in the organization’s four business lines. Since joining PHS in 2010, she has developed new PHS-corporate partnerships, including Flower Show sponsors Bank of America and Organic Gardening magazine; initiated the Plant One Million partnership with the Philadelphia Phillies and ARAMARK; and forged business support for the Pop Up Garden program.
Alan joined PHS in 2007 as Public Relations Manager, and was named Director of Communications in 2012. He coordinates communications within the organization and to the public through the media, PHS publications, social media, and digital messaging to members and constituents.
Fran Lawn holds a degree in Ornamental Horticulture with a specialization in Sustainable Landscape Design from Delaware Valley College. He has experience in the field of environmental landscape design, restoration management, and ornamental horticulture.
Director of Public Landscapes Planning & Design, PHS
Nancy O’Donnell is a Director for PHS with primary responsibility for the PHS Public Landscapes Planning and Design Team. She plans and renovates urban green space in partnership with city agencies, corporations, volunteers and not-for-profit entities. The project portfolio includes both civic sites and community-oriented projects.