Gina J. Wouters, Ph.D. was appointed Executive Director of Planting Fields Foundation in January 2019. She has spent most of her professional career working in not-for-profits to preserve and revitalize historic sites, with an emphasis on estates from the Gilded Age and Country Place Era. Prior to joining Planting Fields, Gina was Curator of Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Miami, FL, a National Historic Landmark, then Vice President of Museum Affairs and Chief Curator at Cheekwood Estate and Gardens in Nashville, TN. Her degrees include a B.F.A. in Photography and Art History from Barry University and an M.A. in Dutch Art in a European Context from the Universiteit van Amsterdam in her native country, the Netherlands. Gina is completing her Ph.D. at the University of Leicester, UK, situating the global phenomenon of artists as catalysts for organizational change at historic sites. She has lectured nationally and internationally including at ICOM, AAM and CAA conferences and is an alumna of the distinguished 2015 Attingham Summer School.