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
Kim Didier
Ina Heidemann
Christina Anderson
Teresa Lyman
Ryan Zink
Cindy Bednarczyk

Newton Arboretum & Botanical Garden Staff

Leah Busch – Horticulturist & Office Manager

Are you looking for opportunities to build community engagement? The Project AWAKE Board of Directors welcomes new candidates interested in serving on the Board. Please send a message to with any questions. We would love to hear from you!!