Adkins Arboretum Names New Trustee, Board President

Adkins Arboretum announces that Henry Brandt of Centreville has joined its Board of Trustees. Brandt, a financial advisor with Lovett Advisors LLC in Wilmington, Del., has a background in banking, insurance and consulting. He is a longtime member of numerous community organizations, including Choptank Ruritan Club, Caroline County Farm Bureau and Caroline County’s chapter of the American Heart Association.

Sydney Gadd Doehler of Centreville was named president of the Arboretum Board of Trustees at its January meeting. Doehler boasts an extensive background in management and currently manages the Social Security Administration’s life-cycle AT&T program team. She is a member of Queen Anne’s County Historical Society, Chester River Association and Corsica River Foundation.

“We’re pleased to welcome Henry Brandt, a longtime resident of both Caroline and Queen Anne’s counties,” said Arboretum Executive Director Ellie Altman. “His experience serving on numerous local nonprofit boards, and his knowledge of business finance, will make him an invaluable member of the Board.”

Added Altman, “Sydney Doehler is passionate about the Arboretum’s mission, which makes her a tremendous ambassador for promoting the Arboretum’s program. Her way of tackling challenges is to engage others and never allow moss to grow beneath her feet.”

Adkins Arboretum is a 400-acre native garden and preserve at the headwaters of the Tuckahoe Creek in Caroline County. Open year round, the Arboretum offers educational programs for all ages about nature and gardening. Through its Campaign to Build a Green Legacy, the Arboretum will build a new LEED-certified Arboretum Center and entranceway to broaden educational offerings and research initiatives promoting best practices in conservation and land stewardship. For additional information about Arboretum programs, visit or call 410-634-2847, ext. 0.