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. Please NOTE:  The MGPW Recertification/Annual Meeting on March 12, 2019 will take the place of our regularly scheduled  BoD Meeting for March.
(info updated January 14, 2019)


  • 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

Interim President:

Larry Lehowicz

President Elect:

Maryellen Farley


 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.