Board of Directors

Wild Ones River City Chapter (WORC) is powered by volunteers. Their efforts are a testament to what a group of dedicated individuals can accomplish. The hard-working WORC Board of Directors does everything from digging in the dirt, to program planning and educational outreach, as well as being careful stewards of the chapter’s funds.


Linda Gary, President  [email protected]

Linda Shuster, Vice President  [email protected]

Ann Nowak, Treasurer  [email protected]

Keasha Palmer, Secretary  [email protected]


Sue Cassidy [email protected]

Chris Smith  [email protected]

Kathy Stevens  [email protected]


Linda Gary, Interim Education Chair [email protected]  

Barbara Zvirzdinis, 2023 Programs Co-Chair [email protected]

Barb Olson, 2023 Programs Co-Chairs [email protected] 

Linda Shuster and Kathy Stevens, 2024 Programs Co-Chairs,
[email protected]

Betsy Ford, Membership Chair  [email protected]

Amy Heilman, Native Plant Education Garden (NPEG) Chair [email protected]

Ruth Oldenburg, Communication Chair  [email protected]

Marty Arnold, Plant Sale Co-Chair  [email protected]

Leesha Fagan, Plant Sale Co-Chair  [email protected]

Chris Smith, Volunteer Chair,  [email protected]


Wild Ones is a not-for-profit environmental education and advocacy organization that promotes environmentally sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration, and establishment of native plant communities.