Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees of Pasadena Community Gardens Conservancy

Co-chair: Jessica Korzenecki

Marco Barrantes

Hilary Wickersham Clark

Chief Financial Officer: Donald E. Hall

Dr. Stephanie Hall

Benefit Chair: Beth Hansen

Charlotte Harrison

Shelly Allen Kohorst

Secretary: Susan Osen

Charles C. Read

President and Chief Executive Officer: Eileen White Read

About the Chief Executive Officer:

Eileen White Read, who serves as Chief Executive Officer of the Pasadena Community Gardens Conservancy, brings 25 years of experience in communications management and nonprofit fundraising. For the past several years as a Communications Director/Consultant in Los Angeles, she has pioneered digital media modernizations at traditional nonprofit organizations, including AIDS Research Alliance and the ACLU of Southern California. She has advised on public relations strategies for diverse clients ranging from nonprofits including International Medical Corporation, to corporations including Southern California Edison Corp. Previously, Ms. Read was at the Center for American Progress, a Washington, D.C., think tank, where, as Associate Director of Communications at the Enough Project, she handled media and communications promoting human rights advocacy campaigns focused on Africa. She also designed and managed communications projects in Eastern Europe and Asia for the Microcredit Summit Campaign and Vital Voices Global Partnership. A former Wall Street Journal reporter, she was awarded a Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and French from American University in Washington, D.C.