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The San Francisco's Recreation and Park Department provides horticultural leadership and oversight, as well as management and maintenance of buildings and grounds, including gardeners and their supervisors. With the help of its members, donors and volunteers, the San Francisco Botanical Garden Society (SFBGS) funds Garden improvements, provides curatorial and plant collections management services, propagates plants for sale to the public, maintains the Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture, offers year-round educational and community programming, operates the Garden's bookstore and welcomes annually more than 350,000 visitors from San Francisco, the Bay Area and around the world.

San Francisco Botanical Garden Society

General Information

(415) 661-1316
1199 9th Avenue San Francisco, CA 94122
Main Gate Kiosk(415) 368-5406 
North Gate Kiosk(415) 368-6500 


Janet JacobsExecutive Assistant(415) 661-1316 ext 401
Sue Ann SchiffExecutive Director(415) 661-1316 ext 415


(415) 661-1316 ext 409
Dennis GutmannBookstore Manager(415) 661-1316 ext 408
Vicky JulianBookstore Assistant(415) 661-1316 ext 408

Development & Membership

Barbara BeersteinInterim Director of Development(415) 661-1316 ext 305
Bekah PaigeDevelopment Manager(415) 661-1316 ext 301
Lillian B. ArcherProject Manager(415) 661-1316 ext 306
Monica RennerMembership Manager(415) 661-1316 ext 302
Sonia Banks Development Consultant (415) 661-3090 ext 309

Finance & Administration

Bette Mc DonnellProject Manager(415) 661-1316 ext 407
Kim McCallOffice Manager(415) 661-1316 ext 417
Matt AyotteDirector of Finance & Administration(415) 661-1316 ext 307
Rey CanoyStaff Accountant(415) 661-1316 ext 300

Learning & Engagement

Abbey LevantiniAssistant Librarian(415) 661-1316 ext 403
Annette HuddleDirector of Youth Education(415) 661-1316 ext 406
Brandy KuhlHead Librarian(415) 661-1316 ext 403
Chloe WielandVolunteer Services Manager.(415) 661-1316 ext 400
Dot BrownLibrary Assistant(415) 661-1316 ext 414
Gretchen NorrellChildren's Garden Educator(415) 637-4373
Jessa BarzelayDirector of Learning & Engagement (415) 661-1316 ext 427
Nichole DavisInterim Children's Garden Educator(415) 661-1316 ext 419

Marketing & Communications

(415) 661-1316 ext 416
Brendan LangeDirector of Visitor Experience & Marketing (415) 661-1316 ext 416
Nina SazevichPublicist(415) 752-2483

Plant Collections

Corey S. Barnes Associate Curator (415) 661-1316 ext 411
Diane GlaubNursery Assistant(415) 661-1316 ext 429
Don MahoneyCurator Emeritus(415) 661-1316 ext 429
Marc JohnsonCuratorial Assistant & Inventory Coordinator(415) 661-1316 ext 405
Mark SklarCuratorial Assistant(415) 661-3089
Mona BourellPlant Collections Registrar(415) 661-1316 ext 405
Olivier ThériaultCuratorial Assistant(415) 661-1316 ext 405
Steve GenslerGIS Manager(415) 661-1316 ext 410

Visitor Services

(415) 661-1316 ext 416
Manager on Duty (415) 368-5007
Angela Moore-EvansAgent 
Brendan LangeDirector of Visitor Experience & Marketing (415) 661-1316 ext 416
Gary M. BrowdAgent 
Gloria Torres RiggsAgent 
Jaci StephensLead Agent 
Krisa MooreAgent 
Mary Torres Volken Agent  
Melissa GrubaughAgent 
Monika RomeroLead Agent 
Rhonda ZeilengaAgent 
Robin ThomasAgent 
Scott NadzamLead Agent 
Tom KolbeckLead Agent 
Will LivingstonAgent 

San Francisco Recreation and Parks

San Francisco Recreation and Parks Administration

Carol SionkowskiPark Section Supervisor(415) 753-7092
Eric AndersenSuperintendent of Golden Gate Park(415) 831-6818
Jeanne RichNursery Specialist(415) 661-3090 ext. 429
Kern LeeCounty Fair Building Facility Coordinator(415) 831-5500 ext 3
Diane ReaSan Francisco Botanical Garden Facility Rental Coordinator(415) 831-5500
Matthew StephensGarden Director(415) 317-9901


Diane Schaumleffel  
Dolores Gamez  
Gabriel Ortega  
Janet Lopez  
Jason Martinez  
Lisa Graves  
Owen O'Connor  
Patrick Quinn  
Robert Fiorello (415) 753-7092
Shannon Sweeney  
Tyler Taunton  
SFBGS and San Francisco Recreation and Park Department San Francisco Botanical Garden's beauty and value as a major cultural resource are the result of a successful public/private partnership between San Francisco Botanical Garden Society and the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department.

ADMISSION  FREE for Members, SF Residents (with proof of residency) & School Groups | $8 Non-residents | Discounts for Seniors, Families & Children

LOCATED In Golden Gate Park, with entrances at the corner of Ninth Ave. at Lincoln Way (Main Gate) & at MLK Jr. Drive off the Music Concourse (Friend/North Gate) | Phone: (415) 661-1316 | Mail: 1199 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122-2370

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