Vascular Plants Technical Committee members

VPTC Chair: Ken Klemow, PhD (Wilkes University)

Rare Plant Forum Chair: Ephraim Zimmerman (Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, Pittsburgh)

  • Jim Bissell, PhD (Cleveland Museum of Natural History)
  • Tim Block, PhD (Morris Arboretum of the University of Penn)
  • Rebecca Bowen (Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program / Pennsylvania Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources, Bureau of Forestry)
  • Mark Bowers 
  • Eric Burkhart, PhD (Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center, Penn State University)
  • Allison Cusick (Carnegie Museum of Natural History)
  • Janet Ebert
  • Amy Faivre, PhD (Cedar Crest College)
  • Chris Firestone (Pennsylvania Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources, Bureau of Forestry)
  • Carrie Gilbert (Pennsylvania Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources / PA Natural Heritage Program)
  • Steven Grund (Western Pennsylvania Conservancy)
  • Christopher Hardy, PhD (Millersville University of Pennsylvania)
  • Jack Holt
  • Bonnie Isaac (Carnegie Museum of Natural History)
  • Joseph Isaac (Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.)
  • Larry Klotz, PhD (Shippensburg University, retired)
  • Wesley Knapp (North Carolina Heritage Program; advisory non-voting member)
  • John Kunsman (Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program / Western PA Conservancy)
  • Carol Loeffler, PhD (Dickinson College)
  • Richard Mellon (Mellon Biological Services LLC)
  • April Moore (Allegheny National Forest)
  • Susan Munch, PhD (Albright College, retired)
  • Ann Rhoads, PhD (Morris Arboretum of the University of Penn, retired; PABS Past President)
  • Ellen Shultzabarger (Pennsylvania Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources)
  • Robert Whyte, PhD (California University of Pennsylvania, Dept. of Biological & Environmental Sciences)



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