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  • TheDCH welcomes nine new board members

  • The Delaware Center for Horticulture welcomes nine new members to the non-profit's board of directors.
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  • The Delaware Center for Horticulture welcomes nine new members to the non-profit's board of directors.
    Steven Castorani is president of North Creek Nurseries, Inc. in Landenberg, Pa. and co-owner of Gateway Garden Center. Castorani is a longtime member, volunteer, and supporter of TheDCH. He has served on the Rare Plant Auction, selection committee, and public landscapes committee.
    Susan Fisher recently retired as the vice president of Trust Operations at Commonwealth Trust Company. Fisher has experience in accounting, tax planning, estate and trust planning, and general organization.
    Niki Ingram has board extensive management experience and expertise in employment law, and plans to contribute to program development and employment issues at DCH.
    Elizabeth McCoy is president of the Garden Club of Wilmington. She is passionate about women's issues and has served on many boards, often as president, including the YWCA, Planned Parenthood. and United Way.
    Chris Patterson is a co-owner of Patterson Schwartz Real Estate and a Delaware native. For many years, TheDCH has benefited from Patterson's expertise in business management, knowledge of Delaware, and his relationships with Delaware residents.
    Mary Patterson is a longtime volunteer, leader, supporter of TheDCH, and the 2012 recipient of TheDCH's most prestigious award: the Mary Marsh Award for outstanding contributions to the horticulture community.
    Michael Riska joins the board following numerous contributions to TheDCH, including being a Rare Plant Auction Donor and Plant Expert. Riska, a Tatnall School consultant, is the former Delaware Nature Society executive director.
    Quill Teal-Sullivan, a fellow in the Longwood Graduate Program in Public Horticulture, is an ex-officio board member and intern for TheDCH's Baylor Women's Correctional Institution Garden. Teal-Sullivan brings a wealth of practical skills in horticulture, event planning, historic preservation and experience as staff, volunteer, and board member for a diverse array of non-profit organizations.
    Ann Wick, a pioneering state leader in early care and education for children from low-income families, has been an asset to the horticulture community as the Garden Club of Wilmington chair of the Rodney Square Restoration Project and Garden Club of Wilmington president.
    For more information, visit TheDCH.org.

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