President – Joe Sama, Greensboro; Landscape Director, Reynolds Lake Oconee
Vice-President – Doug R. Oetter, PhD, Milledgeville; Professor, Georgia College & State University; Chair, Education committee; and Grounds/Facilities committee.
Secretary – Sandy Mercer, Sandersville; Retired, Georgia DOT
Treasurer – Chuck Walsh, Eatonton; Retired, Commercial Real Estate Appraisal; Chair, Finance/Investment committee, Development Committee.
Nicholas Beadles, II, PhD, Milledgeville; Professor, Georgia College & State University; Development, Finance/Investment, Grounds/Facilities committees.
Robin Becker, Milledgeville; Robin Becker Interiors
Carl Blount, Athens; Owner, Insurance Agency; Development and Finance/Investment committees.
Sara Brantley, Milledgeville; Co-owner, Golf Cart City; Chair, Rose Hill committee.
Anne Sanchez Culberson, Milledgeville; Orthodontist
Mark Duclos, Greensboro; Assistant VP, Facilities Operations, Georgia College & State University
Tommy French, Milledgeville; Chair, Baldwin County Commissioners.
Angie Martin, Milledgeville; President and CEO, Milledgeville/Baldwin Chamber of Commerce.
Ian McMullen, Milledgeville; Attorney; Rose Hill, Grounds/Facilities committees.
Bob Miller, Milledgeville; Retired Vocational-Agriculture Educator & retired GCSU Grounds Foreman; Development, Grounds/Facilities committees.
Harriett Whipple, PhD, Milledgeville; Professor Emeritus, Georgia College & State University; Education, Grounds/Facilities, Rose Hill committees.
Suzanne Engel, New Vernon, NJ
Jennifer Pollard, Executive Director
Jennifer Pollard, a 1995 GCSU graduate with a BA in History, assumed this leadership role in January 2017. Mrs. Pollard brings 20 years of experience in fundraising, strategic planning and non-profit management, along with the professionally recognized CFRE (Certified FundRaising Executive) credential, which she has held since 2008.
Greg Eilers, Assistant Director
Greg Eilers was named Assistant Director on May 1, 2018, overseeing Horticulture and Education. Prior to that, Greg served as Lockerly’s Director of Education for 13 years. Greg has a Bachelor of Science degree in Outdoor Education with a focus in Environmental Education from Georgia College & State University.
Vicki Folendore, Office Manager
Vicki Folendore manages the administrative functions for the Lockerly Arboretum Foundation. Vicki is a Milledgeville native, and before joining the Lockerly staff she worked at Georgia College & State University in University Advancement.
Natalie Helbling, Education Programs Coordinator
Natalie Helbling graduated from GCSU in Spring of 2017, working at Lockerly as part of the Education Staff all 4 years of her college career. Natalie rejoined our team in Fall of 2019. She has worked with diverse student populations both locally and internationally, and has strong experience in developing creative curriculum.
1971 Board of Directors
Front Row, L-R: Erwin Sibley (guest); Edward Engel, Frank Bone, J.C. Bonner, Dr. Dawson Allen.
Back Row, L-R: John Baum, Joe Engel (guest); and Einar Greenwall, Director/Caretaker.