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Board of Directors

Our dedicated board of directors is there to help our organization grow and assist in navigating important decisions.

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©Hilary Joy Morejon - Hummingbirds of Joy

Female Costa's Hummingbird at Honeysuckle


Cletus (Clete) A. Toschlog

B.S. - Chemical Engineering, Purdue University
MBA - Stanford University
Process Engineer - Stauffer Chemical Co.
Financial Analysis - Air Products and Chemicals Co.
Controller - Imperial Chemical Industries
Owner - Wild Birds Unlimited



Betsy Burnett


B.A. - Sociology, University of Texas (Arlington)
Project Management, Customer Service Process Management,

A T & T Operations Hq. (26 years)
Secretary, Humane Society of Lincoln County (N.Mex)
Director, Ruidoso Concerts Association
Member, Lincoln County Bird Club
Member, Cecil County Bird Club


Mary Kelly Jones

B.S. Social Work, University of Dayton
M.S. Counseling, University of Dayton
Retired Mental Health Therapist
Mental Health Consultant for Head Start, Dayton, Ohio



Kate and Randy Safford

Randy is a practicing attorney having represented small to medium size businesses for over 45 years.  Randy's tuba expertise keeps him busy playing in several community bands; he also helped to found and has been on the board of a professional musical ensemble, Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings, since its inception in 1982.

Kate, now retired, has spent her career in the Human Resources field, advising employers regarding planned talent acquisition, company downsizing and reorganization, along with specialized training, development, and mentorship of employees. Her love of gardening includes building perennial gardens, specifically species that attract hummingbirds and butterflies.


Both Kate and Randy are supporters of many nonprofits in their own community (Birmingham, MI) and nearby Detroit and are also deeply involved in nurturing their 10 grandchildren.


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Carole A. Turek, M.D

B.S. - Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA (Biology & Chemistry)
M.D. - Temple University Medical School, Philadelphia, PA
Practicing Anesthesiologist 1985 to the present
Founder, Hummingbird Spot
Hummingbird Photographer committed to photographing every
species of hummingbird in existence



Karen Fogas


Karen Fogas is past Executive Director of Tucson Audubon Society, where she oversaw efforts to restore, protect and preserve habitat for Southern Arizona’s rich bird species. 

She has many years of non-profit leadership, including as a staff member with the

Sierra Club.  She is on board  to do what she can for hummingbirds.

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Beth Kingsley Hawkins
Executive Director Emerita

Marblehead, MA High School 1956
Brown University, Providence, R I 1956-58
B S in music education, University of New Hampshire 1960
M A in music and music therapy from Ball State for studies at
the Orff Institute, a division of the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria 1977
FAMI Fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery
CMT-Certified Music therapist through the Am. Association of Music Therapy
Elementary Music Teacher, Westtown Friends and Montessori
Music Therapy professor and field supervisor, Immaculata College, PA
Music therapist in Geriatrics, skilled care and Alzheimers
Music psychotherapist in private practice 1978- present
Reiki master
Charter member of North American Nature Association
Professional Nature Photographer specializing in hummingbirds
Sole-proprietor of Sedona Hummingbird Gallery 2006 – present
Author of Anna's in the Snow and Hummy the Magnificent
Presenter at the Hummingbird Festival for 10 years
Mother of 3 sons, 5 grandchildren, married Ross Hawkins in 1987
Co-founder of the International Hummingbird Society


David Salman

1957- 2022

Former Board Member

We are saddened to announce the untimely death of our board member David Salman on June 5, 2022.

David is a 1979 graduate of Colorado State University with a degree in Horticultural Science. He is the founder of Santa Fe Greenhouses (1984-2012) and the High Country Gardens mail order catalog (1993-present). He is currently Chief Horticulturist of High Country Gardens online ornamental plant catalog and owner of Waterwise Gardening LLC, a small wholesale greenhouse and ornamental plant breeding business.

Through thirty plus years of hands-on experience, David has acquired expertise in a wide range of horticultural endeavors including greenhouse production, perennial propagation, ornamental plant seed production, rock gardening, commercial tree farming and xeric landscaping.

David is a specialist, propagating and growing waterwise native and Old World plants and is now devoting much of his time to the breeding and improvement of water-wise, ornamental plants for the Great Plains and Intermountain West. He has been a leading spokesperson/advocate of xeriscaping (waterwise landscaping), use of native plants and planting to feed pollinators through habitat-focused gardening


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