Margaret is serving as the Interim Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. She is a member of the PHS Board and the PHS Finance and Administration Committee. She has taken active roles in community gardening and land preservation efforts, and has been President of the Neighborhood Gardens Trust (NGT), Philadelphia’s largest land trust, since 2013.
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.
Dean Dortone is the Chief Financial Officer of PHS. Dean managed the finances of Lower Merion Township for 10 years before joining PHS in December 2014. As the CFO of Lower Merion Township, Dean was responsible for managing the $100 million annual operating budget and was lauded for his excellent financial leadership and maintaining the township’s top credit rating.
Julianne is Chief of Programs at PHS, where she advances the organization’s key initiatives with a focus on successful implementation, collaboration within the organization, and management of partnerships vital to PHS. Julianne joined PHS in 2014 as Director of Gardening Programs.
As Vice President, Business Development Jimmy is responsible for the team tasked with raising nearly $2 million in corporate support for the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show and PHS programs such as Plant One Million, City Harvest, Pop Up Gardens, Tree Tenders, and the Neighborhood Gardens Trust. In addition, Jimmy works with partners throughout the city and region to further advance the programs of PHS through business relationships.
Jenny Rose Carey became the Director of PHS Meadowbrook Farm in December 2014. A renowned horticultural educator, historian and author, Jenny oversees the beautiful estate and garden center operated by PHS in Abington Township.
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.
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.