State board

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 Theresa Thomas, Haltom City
  • VP Advocacy Kathy Trizna, Austin
  • VP Chapter Liaison Kay Jenkins, Tyler
  • VP Communications Stephen Brueggerhoff, Round Rock
  • VP Education Deedy Wright, New Braunfels
  • VP Finance Martha Peet, Denton
  • Past President Bill Hopkins, Gordon

Staff and appointed positions are non-voting members of the board.

  • Office Coordinator Pam Middleton
  • Membership Coordinator Hannah Stone
  • 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 Certification Program Coordinator Meg Inglis
  • Native Landscape Certificate Program Steering Committee Chair Carol Feldman
  • Newsletter Editor Stephen Brueggerhoff
  • Nominations Committee Chair Bill Hopkins
  • Operation NICE! Coordinator Theresa Thomas
  • Symposium Resource Cynthia Maguire
  • 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.