Our Leadership

Glenda Parsons – President

I am a graduate of Grossmont School of Nursing and attended both the University of California at San Diego and Trinity University in San Antonio Texas where I studied economics and international affairs.  Gardening and horticulture have been a lifelong passion.   Read more about Glenda Parsons —>


1st Vice President – Open


Nancy Kelley – 2nd Vice President

A native of western Pennsylvania, gardening in my neighborhood revolved around vegetables and fruits. Our family had several very prolific peach and sour cherry trees as well as a Concord grape arbor which yielded jars of jelly topped in paraffin seals.  Read more about Nancy Kelley —>

Marty Rosencrans – Secretary

Simply stated, gardening is my passion. I have created my gardens to be a sanctuary, bringing balance and serenity into my daily life. They have provided me a place to relax, dream, plan and enjoy peaceful moments over the almost 40 years we’ve lived in Leesburg. Read more about Marty Rosencrans —>

Dee Jonas – Treasurer

I grew up in Waterford, Ireland, the daughter of two physicians. My father was a surgeon and avid vegetable gardener, my mother a family practitioner and flower gardener. Following in their footsteps I graduated from University College Dublin in medicine and some years later came with my American husband to the Washington area where I completed my pathology residency.  Read more about Dee Jonas —>

Irene Zolnaski – Assistant Treasurer

From a childhood with little exposure to gardening I’ve evolved to become an avid gardener with a passion for working in my gardens and the woods at our property in western Loudoun County.   I graduated from the University of Maryland in 1972, followed by nursing school.  I have spent the past 35 years providing care in a variety of nursing specialties, most recently as a field nurse in the tuberculosis program at the Loudoun County Health Department.  Read more about Irene Zolnaski —>