About United Plant Savers

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“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

– Margaret Mead

Mission Statement

United Plant Savers’ mission is to protect native medicinal plants, fungi, and their habitats while ensuring renewable populations for use by generations to come.

Vision Statement

Through our work we aim to ensure that species are readily available, harvested, and cultivated through practices that protect native plants, fungi, and their habitats in a manner that embodies the principles of reciprocity, right livelihood, and biocultural diversity.

The work of United Plant Savers involves research, education, and conservation of native medicinal plants and their habitats. We hope that you will join us in this worthwhile and important mission. UpS is a 501 (C)3 non-profit organization.

Meet the Team

Board of Directors

Helen Metzman

Helen Metzman

President

Eleanor Kuntz

Eleanor Kuntz

Vice President

Steven Yeager

Steven Yeager

Treasurer

Nathan_Wright

Nathan Wright

Secretary

Bill Chioffi

Bill Chioffi

Bevin Clare

Bevin Clare

Alicia_Cook

Alicia Cook

Ruby Daniels

Ruby Daniels

Lonnie Galt-Theis

Lonnie Galt-Theis

Michael_McGuffin

Michael McGuffin

Marc Williams

Marc Williams

Rosemary Gladstar

Rosemary Gladstar

Founding President

UpS Staff

Susan Leopold

Susan Leopold PhD

Executive Director

Katey Patterson

Katey Patterson

Office Manager

Chip Carroll

Chip Carroll

Sanctuary Steward

Tanner Filyaw

Tanner Filyaw

Plant Propagation Manager

LeAnn Averell

LeAnn Averell

Administrative Assistant

UpS Advisory Board

Mindy Green, Chairperson

Betzy Bancroft, Tim Blakley, Jane Bothwell, Peggy Brevoort, Richo Cech, Mark Cohen, Ryan Drum, Trish Flaster, James Green, Christopher Hobbs, David Hoffmann, Loren Israelsen, Kelly Kindscher, Lynda LeMole, Pam Montgomery, Deb Soule, Nancy Scarzello, Paul Strauss, David Winston, Lee Wood, Rebecca Wood