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Research Advisory Committee

Current members of the SHRE Advisory Committee


The advisory committee of the SHRE is represented by a range of public, academic and industry professionals dedicated to advancing horticulture through research and education. The advisory committee reviews and recommends project proposals to the funds manager. Each member serves a term of 5 years, but can elect to continue to serve beyond their term at the request of the funds manager.


Category Member(s) Affiliation
Representative of the gardening public
  • Pam Kazmierczak
Landscape/Urban Horticulture Cooperative Extension Advisor
  • Steve Swain
  • UCCE, Marin County 
Representatives of public/private/university Arboreta and Botanic Gardens
  • Warren Roberts
  • Bart O'Brien
  • UC Davis Arboretum (retired)
  • Director of Regional Parks Botanic Garden, Tilden Park
Representative of the Nursery Industry 
  • Jim Marshall
  • Randy Baldwin
  • Suncrest Nurseries, Watsonville (retired)
  • San Marcos Growers
Representative of the Landscape Industry
  • Dave Phelps
  • Carol Bornstein
  • Ann Daniel
  • Landscape Architect, Garden Enlightenment
  • Horticultural Consultant
  • Committee representative, Pacific Horticulture
UC Davis Representatives
  • Alessandro Ossola
  • Michael Reid
  • Advisory Committee Chair, Ast. Prof. Dept. Plant Sciences
  • Emeritus, Dept. of Plant Sciences
California State University Representative
  • Benjamin Hoover
  • Dept. of Horticulture & Crop Science, CSU San Luis Obispo
California Community Colleges Representative
  • Stewart Winchester
  • Merritt College, Oakland