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Archives: Leadership

Halee Williamson

Halee Williamson

Since 2016, Halee has led the facilities and operations team in developing an emergency management plan and asset replacement process. Halee has also held roles in membership and development at the Garden, and her responsibilities included growing the membership base....

Lauren Warren

Lauren Warren joined the Garden in 2010 and became Director of Exhibits in 2019. She manages exhibit development and implementation in partnership with Garden leadership, as well as oversees the seasonal butterfly exhibit. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Art History...

Marie Long

Marie Long joined the Garden as Director of Education in 2019. She has 20 years of experience in education, interpretation and audience engagement at three nonprofit museums: The Living Desert, Palm Springs Desert Museum and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. She has...

Kevina Devereaux

Kevina Devereaux joined the Garden in 2019 in the Human Resources department as the Manager of Workforce Development & Diversity. In 2021, she was promoted to Director of Social Responsibility & Inclusion. She oversees the Garden’s inclusion, diversity,...
Safina Ghazi

Safina Ghazi

Safina Ghazi recently joined Desert Botanical Garden as Director of Human Resources. Safina has 14 years of experience in human resources from various industries including international medical insurance, manufacturing and retail. She specializes in immigration,...
Ken Schutz

Ken Schutz

Ken Schutz has held executive leadership positions at cultural institutions for more than 35 years, and he has been at the helm of the Desert Botanical Garden since 2001. During his tenure there, he has managed construction of $35 million in new exhibits and...
Margie Burke

Margie Burke

Margie Burke joined the Garden as Chief Financial Officer in March 2019 with over 30 years of financial management experience in both the public and private sectors. Burke’s most recent position as CFO at Hospice of the Valley makes her uniquely qualified to join the...
Beverly Duzik

Beverly Duzik

Since 2000, Beverly Duzik has led the development team in planning, developing and managing the Garden’s philanthropy programs and relationships, contributed income and membership activities. During her tenure, Beverly recruited significant community support and...
Elaine McGinn

Elaine McGinn

Elaine McGinn joined the Garden in 1997. In partnership with the executive director and senior staff, she provides leadership in Garden planning and visitor engagement strategies. She leads Garden teams who are responsible for visitor experiences, including exhibits,...
Dr. Kimberlie Mccue

Dr. Kimberlie Mccue

Dr. Kimberlie McCue joined the Garden in 2009 as Program Director, Conservation of Threatened Species and Habitats. In 2017, she was promoted to Director, Research, Conservation and Collections and in 2019 to her current position. Her overarching goal at the Garden is...

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