The Native Plant Society of Texas is governed by a State Board which meets quarterly. The State Board consists of one voting representative from each of the chapters plus officers who are elected by the membership. State Board meetings are open to all members.

  • President Linda Knowles, Houston
  • President-elect Cecil Carter, Denton
  • VP Administration Kay Jenkins, Tyler
  • VP Advocacy Susan Gregory, Dallas
  • VP Communications Heidi Gigler, Austin
  • VP Education Deedy Wright, New Braunfels
  • VP Environmental Liaison Suzanne Tuttle, Ft Worth
  • VP Finance Martha Peet, Denton
  • Past President Bill Hopkins, Gordon

Staff members

  • Office Coordinator Pam Middleton
  • Membership Coordinator Hannah Stone
  • Native Landscape Certification Program Coordinator Meg Inglis

Appointed positions and committee chairs

  • Information Systems Manager Bill Hopkins
  • Awards Committee Chair Cecil Carter
  • Audit Committee Chair Betsy Farris
  • Bring Back the Monarchs Project Director Cathy Downs
  • Botanical Advisor Jason Singhurst
  • Historian Harriet Horton
  • Librarians Gerin and Dell Hood
  • Native Landscape Certificate Program Steering Committee Chair Dennis Perz
  • Magazine Editor Heidi Gigler
  • Nominations Committee Chair Bill Hopkins
  • Operation NICE! Coordinator Theresa Thomas
  • Symposium Planning Committee Chair Ricky Linex
  • Volunteer Coordinator Jane Crone
  • Webmaster Bill Hopkins


The State Board meets on the third Saturday in the months of January, April, July and October; unless a different day is announced. The meeting location is moved around the state.