Chicago Botanic Garden


Staff Directory

Regenstein school

Jennifer Schwarz Ballard, Ph.D.
Director of Education

phone PHONE: (847) 835-6832
adult education
To contact any of the teaching staff, please e-mail:

Jill Selinger
Manager, Continuing Education

Amelia Simmons-Hurt
Manager, Certificate Programs

Beth Pinargote
Manager, Symposia and Special Programs

Noreen Richards
Program Specialist
Teacher and Student Programs
Katherine Johnson
Director, Teacher and Student Programs

phone PHONE: (847) 835-8343
Rebecca Barak
Coordinator, Climate Change Education Project

phone PHONE: (847) 835-8313
Rebecca Ammann
Manager, Teacher Programs

phone PHONE: (847) 835-8253
Megan Wall
Coordinator, Field Trip Programs

phone PHONE: (847) 835-8323
Shelly Bender
Manager, Secondary Education and Career Programs

phone PHONE: (847) 835-6871
Julyne Segar
Conference Coordinator and Museum Connections Instructor

phone PHONE: (847) 835-8327
Youth and Family Programs
Eileen Prendergast
Director, Youth and Family Programs

phone PHONE: (847) 835-8363
Shamra Fallon
Coordinator, Youth and Family Programs

phone PHONE: (847) 835-8239
Julia McMahon
Coordinator, Family Programs

phone PHONE: (847) 835-6826
Amy Wells
Manager, Camp Programs

phone (847) 835-8361