Project AWAKE Board Members and Mission

Mission Statement

The Project AWAKE mission is to cultivate appreciation and awareness of the environment in our community by managing the Newton Arboretum and the Krumm Center, and advocating for urban conservation, recreation, and education.  

Project AWAKE Board of Directors

Lana Wohlers – President 
Daniel Schoenfelder- Vice President
Jenni Patty – Treasurer
Doug Thoma – Secretary
John Fruetel
Ina Heidemann
Christina Anderson
Teresa Lyman
Ryan Zink
Cindy Bednarczyk
Emily McConkey
Shannon Saul

Newton Arboretum & Botanical Gardens’ Staff

Leah Busch – Horticulturist/Garden Director
Christy McCormick – Office Manager

GET INVOLVED!! Project AWAKE welcomes new candidates interested in serving on the Board of Directors. Please send a message to with any questions. We would love to hear from you!!