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The Landscape Architecture Foundation staff are a small, passionate, and dedicated team.

For inquiries, use the information below or contact individual staff members directly. 

Landscape Architecture Foundation
1200 17th Street NW, Suite 210
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: 202.331.7070
Fax: 202.331.7079

Currently, LAF staff are in the office on Mondays and working remotely Tuesday - Friday. As such, email is the most reliable way to contact us. 

General Information: rbooher [at]
Communications and Media Inquiries: hwhitlow [at]
Donations and Sponsorship Opportunities: giving [at]
Scholarship Programs: scholarships [at]
Landscape Performance Series: lps [at]
Webmaster: hwhitlow [at]



Program Manager
LAF seeks a relationship-focused, results-oriented Program Manager to coordinate our student scholarships, new BIPOC scholarship-internship-mentorship program, and other DEI-focused initiatives. The full-time position is located in Washington, DC and plays a critical role in achieving LAF’s goals to strengthen and diversify our global capacity as a profession and cultivate the next generation of design leaders.
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Our Team

  • Barbara Deutsch
    Barbara Deutsch, FASLA Chief Executive Officer
  • Rachel Booher headshot
    Rachel Booher Director of Operations
  • Heather Whitlow headshot2
    Heather Whitlow Director of Programs & Communications
  • Megan Barnes headshot
    Megan Barnes Program Manager
  • Danielle Carbonneau
    Danielle Carbonneau Program Manager
  • Headshot of Dita Bittenbender
    Dita Bittenbender Communications Associate
  • Christina Sanders headshot
    Christina Sanders Director of Development
  • Headshot of Justin Westley
    Justin Westley Development Associate

LAF is grateful to the many individuals and organizations that provide financial support towards fulfilling our mission to support the preservation, improvement, and enhancement of the environment.

Much of what LAF is able to accomplish would not be possible without the thought leadership and financial investment of our major supporters, including ASLA, which provides over $125,000 of in-kind support annually.