President – Rob McPhail
Vice President – John Vanderplank
John Vander Plank is a British botanist . He was born in Tanzania and spent most of his youth in Zanzibar . He was interested early on in nature, including Lepidoptera and marine biology . Later he became interested in botany .
He has a collection passion flowers by the National Council for Conservation of Plants and Gardens is recognized as National Plant Collection of Passiflora . His collection provides Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and universities from around the world of plant material for research. John travels extensively to South America for research and discovery on passion flowers.
Treasurer – Stefania Mattiuzzo
I’m from Rome (Italy) and I’m an accounting manager, hybridizer for passion. I love unusual plants, of all Genus. I especially love climbers, Clematis and Passiflora which are the queens in my garden and in my cold greenhouse. I love to create grow boxes to sow rare species, hybrid seeds and then to germinate and grow up the seedlings. Thanks to my hobby, I have found very much friends, from who I learnt secrets of cultivation and of propagation. I’m trying to create cold hardy passifloras to share, and some interesting results between my hybrids are already out there.
Secretary – Position currently not filled
Assistant Secretary – Timothy Skimina
Newsletter Editor – Rob McPhail
Membership Coordinator – Evelyn Persson- Talada
Registrar – Shawn Mattison
Seed Bank Admin – Julie Hoffman
Special Projects Coordinator – Jim Nevers
Webmaster – Liza Rock
Web Admin – Dan Long
Photo Site – Stacy Pugh