The AHTA work teams, review boards, and committees conduct the business of the Association through the collaboration between the AHTA Board of Directors and the AHTA membership. AHTA welcomes and encourages membership participation. Please contact our office at [email protected] for more information. 

AHTA News Magazine Work Team

The AHTA News Magazine Work Team strives to keep the membership informed about the organization, the horticultural therapy profession, and related horticultural therapy information through soliciting, writing, and editing articles for the quarterly AHTA News Magazine. Team Lead: Debra Edwards, CTRS, HTR

Awards Review Board

The Awards Review Board supports the Association by administering the AHTA Awards Program, reviewing the nominations, and selecting nominees. Awards are presented at the Awards Ceremony held annually at the AHTA Conference. Board Chair: Patty Cassidy, HTR 

Certificate Program Accreditation Review Board

The Certificate Program Accreditation Review Board supports the Association by providing an objective review of Certification Program applications. Board Chair: Patricia Cassidy HTR

Conference Work Team

The Conference Work Team assists in the planning and development of the AHTA Annual Conference. Work team members evaluate submissions, review programs, and assist onsite at each conference. Board Liaison: Jennifer Smith, HTR

Credentialing Work Team

The Credentialing Work Team is responsible for researching and identifying the necessary steps to pursue the professional credentialing of horticultural therapists. Team Lead: Ciri Malamud, CRC, HTR 

Fundraising Work Team

The Fundraising Work Team is responsible for raising funds for the Association through soliciting direct donations, developing and/or organizing events, or through applying for financial support through grants. Team Lead: Nancy Minich, RLA, ASLA, HTR 

Marketing Work Team

The Marketing Work Team expands the awareness, knowledge, and understanding of the Association through outreach advertising, networking, and developing fundraising endeavors. Team Lead: Alicia Green, HTR

Membership Work Team

The Membership Work Team is responsible for all aspects of the AHTA membership and for developing ideas and events to increase membership in the Association. Team Lead: Jonathan Irish, LPC, HTR

Nominations and Elections Review Board

The Nominations and Elections Review Board supports the Association by providing objective review of the nominee applications for the AHTA Board of Directors. Board Chair: MaryAnne McMillan, HTR

Professional Education Work Team

The Professional Education Work Team facilitates communication with horticultural therapy educators, the AHTA membership, and potential students regarding academic and professional opportunities. Team Lead: Gary Altman, CRC, HTR

Professional Registration Review Board

The Professional Registration Review Board supports the Association by providing an objective review of professional registration applications. Board Chair: Leigh Anne Starling, CRC, HTR

Research Work Team

The Research Work Team provides assistance to students, practitioners, and researchers through sharing professional knowledge and experience, and by disseminating empirical research findings in matters concerning human issues in horticulture, health, and wellness. Team Lead: Matthew Wichrowski, HTR

The AHTA Journal of Therapeutic Horticulture Editorial Review Board

The AHTA Journal of Therapeutic Horticulture Editorial Review Board facilitates the dissemination of horticultural therapy information, research, and professional practices through the publication of the bi-annual AHTA Journal of Therapeutic Horticulture. Editor: Matthew Wichrowski, HTR 

The Charles Lewis Award Committee

The Charles Lewis Award Committee reviews and evaluates the research publications submitted for consideration, and selects the Award nominee. The Award is presented at the Annual AHTA Conference. Committee Liaison: Gary Altman, CRC, HTR