Advisory Council

Our Advisory Council is a group of dedicated individuals—Cornell alumni, faculty, students, and community members—who advise and support our vision.

Meet our Advisory Council

Renee Alexander

Former Associate Dean of Students, Director of Intercultural Programs, Cornell University

David Brittenham

On Counsel at Debevoise & Plimpton

Diana Buckley

Manager, Capital One Commercial Real Estate

Howard Greenberg

Adjunct Associate Professor of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics, Thomas Jefferson University 

Matt Hintsa

Senior Communications & External Relations Officer, University of Toronto

Karim-Aly Kassam

International Professor of Environmental and Indigenous Studies, Cornell University

Justine Z. Kwok

Founder & Managing Director, Flow Farm and Sanctuary

Matt Palumbo

Past President of Cornell Asian Alumni Association

James Prout

Partner – Hinman, Howard & Kattell, LLP

Bob Ramin

Senior Vice President, Grenzebach Glier & Associates

Todd Robinson

Senior Campus Planner, MIT

Carolyn Roche

Research Assistant, Dartmouth College

Christina Stark

Senior Extension Associate Emerita, Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University

Carolyn Summers

Adjunct Professor and manager of the Flying Trillium Gardens & Preserve

Catherine Thrasher-Carroll 

Mental Health Promotion Program Director, Skorton Center for Health Initiatives at Cornell Health 

Andrew P. Topus

President, Focus Marketing, Inc. 
Founder/CEO, SmartPrice Sales and Marketing, Inc.

Gerald Torres

Jane M.G. Foster Professor of Law and Faculty Fellow, Atkinson Center for a
Sustainable Future

Charlie Trautmann

Director Emeritus, Sciencenter, Ithaca, NY and Adj. Associate Professor of Psychology, Cornell

Nancy Trautmann

Senior Extension Associate Emerita and former Director of Education, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Pauline Wamsler

Founder - Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast

Join our team

Cornell Botanic Gardens employs a wide range of positions, from land stewards and gardeners to educators and communicators and more. Available positions are posted through Cornell University’s Career website.