Janet L. Mayfield
– Chief Executive Officer and Director
Janet Mayfield is the Chief Executive Officer and Director at National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG). Janet leads five geographically distinct botanical gardens whose combined mission is to enrich life by perpetuating tropical plants, ecosystems, and cultural heritage.
Having lived on Kauaʻi for 36 years, she has a deep appreciation for the community, the culture, and the environment. She was raised on a farm in Eastern Washington and recognizes the complexity of creating sustainable food sources and the challenges of maintaining environmentally responsible agriculture.
Janet holds a BS in Accounting from Arizona State University and began her career with NTBG as Controller in 1997. From 2003-2018 she served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Janet assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer and Director in 2019 and successfully led the organization through the pandemic and helped to ensure a thriving, sustainable future for the organization. She is currently guiding the NTBG leadership team through the creation and implementation of a new 2023 – 2027 five-year strategic plan.
In addition to her role with NTBG, Janet has extensive experience in the management and finances of other non-profit organizations and continues to serve on community boards and advisory committees.