Meet our Board

Sivri Scrimscher-Mayhew (President)

Sivri moved to NC in 2014, hailing from a long line of farmers and cooks/chefs in her native Washington state. She spent her youth in gardens. After a brief, misguided stint in aerospace drafting and model design she ran back to her roots, spending most of the last decade on a small sustenance farm she and her husband owned near the Canadian border. While she misses her hens and mountains dearly, she loves her new home here in Winston Salem, especially its potential for year long plant cultivation.

Megan Johnston (Vice-President)

Megan is from Seattle, WA and received her Bachelors degree in Biomedical Engineering from Vanderbilt University in 2011. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Biomedical Engineering at Wake Forest University. Megan started coming to garden workdays in the summer of 2013, joined the board shortly thereafter and took on the vice presidency in 2015. Megan enjoys living in walking distance of her office and the Ardmore Gateway Garden!

Bill Blancato (Treasurer)

Bill is a partner in the law firm of Doughton Rich Blancato PLLC, and was General Counsel for John S. Clark Company, a large regional general contractor, from 2007 through 2102. Before that he spent 22 years in private practice, focusing on civil litigation. He has served on the boards of several nonprofit organizations.  Bill holds a JD (1983) from Duke University and a BA (1980) in Economics from Queens College (City University of NY).

Lisa Northrop (Secretary)

Originally from Asheville, NC, Lisa received her Psychology degree from Wake Forest University in 2011.  Currently she is the Community Relations Manager for the SECU Family House and coordinates their volunteer base and PR/Marketing efforts.  Outside of the office, she is a member of Piedmont Regional Association of Volunteer Administrators and coordinates the exhibitors for Piedmont Environmental Alliance’s Piedmont Earth Day Fair.  She enjoys taking her dog, Luna, to the park and on area hikes.

Sara Quandt (Member at Large, Development Specialist)

Sara has a background in research and programs aimed at creating equity in food access and health in Winston-Salem. Her skills include grant writing, evaluation, and community engagement. Sara is a member of the Wake Forest Baptist community. Sara holds a PhD (1981) from Michigan State University, Anthropology and Human Nutrition. She is currently Professor of Epidemiology & Prevention, Wake Forest School of Medicine. Her community service background includes: Girl Scouts USA Service Unit Cookie Manager 15 years, ordained elder and deacon Presbyterian Church USA 25 years, Board of Directors of El Buen Pastor Latino Community Services 2 years.

Dominic Mayhew (Member at Large)

Dominic was born in Colorado, lived in Washington State, and moved to Winston-Salem during the fall of 2014. He works in aerospace as a certification engineer. He started volunteering at the garden during the spring of 2015 and joined the board as a member during the summer of 2016. Dominic works on construction projects at the garden including the arbor and the raised beds.

Thomas Arcury (Member at Large)

Tom is part of a long line of Italian gardeners and peasant farmers. Professionally, his research and community-engagement address occupational safety and occupation justice among agricultural workers. He received his doctoral degree in Anthropology from the University of Kentucky in 1983. Tom is currently Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, and Director of the Center for Worker Health, Wake Forest School of Medicine.

Amy Mohan (Member at Large, Webmaster)

Amy received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theater from the University Of North Carolina School of the Arts in 1986 and a Bachelors in Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1993.  She currently works as a staff member in the division of Campus Life at Wake Forest University and also as a freelance web designer.