Our Board and Guidelines


The Board’s overarching purpose is to provide governance for the MGPW Association.

This includes allocating resources and representing our Association’s members.

The MGPW Board of Directors (BOD) normally meets 5:30 – 7:30 pm on the second Wednesday of each month at Virginia Cooperative Extension Office, 8033 Ashton Ave. Suite 105 Manassas, VA 20109.   MGPW Association members are invited and encouraged to attend the scheduled monthly meetings.
(info updated January 14, 2019)

Please note: There will be a Special Board of Directors Meeting on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 5:30 pm, 8033 Ashton Avenue, Suite 105, Room 102 D, Manassas, VA. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss a transitional process for the MGPW organization.


  • Members of the MGPW BOD are elected at the Annual Recertification Meeting in March
  • Most Board members serve for two years
  • We are always looking for the next generation of outstanding leaders to serve as Board members. Maybe it’s YOU!
  • The BOD’s overarching roles, responsibilities and guidelines are found in the MGPW Bylaws which are also found on this website


Maryellen Farley

President Elect:


 Teri Anderson


Christina Hastings


Spencer Williams

Committee Chairs

Teaching Garden Standing Committee: Leslie Paulson (Chair)
Education Standing Committee: Jamie Nick (Chair)
External Outreach Standing Committee: TBD
Ed Rishell Scholarship Chair: Chair
Social Events Standing Committee: Eileen Murphy (Chair)
Fundraising Co-Chairpersons: Unfilled
VCE Representative: Nancy Berlin and Paige Thacker

Officers may be reached via email by clicking on their names.