Business Staff

Greta Brunschwyler

Executive Director

Greta Brunschwyler has been leading informal learning centers; museums and nature centers for over 15 years. Her formal education background in animal science and the visual arts has laid the groundwork for her appreciation of both the science and the beauty of the natural world. Significant initiatives that Greta has spearheaded include programs for children and families with ASD, community dialogues that consider controversial contemporary environmental issues, and explorations of the philosophy and law surrounding the collecting of Native American artifacts. Greta's dedication to the field is demonstrated through her professional volunteer activities as a museum accreditation, grant, and organization assessment reviewer. Greta has received many awards for her professional accomplishments, among them, the Governor's Award for the Promotion of Cultural Tourism in Oregon and the Institute of Library Services Excellence in Peer Review.


(215) 887-6603, ext. 2013

Patti Platt

Business Director/Facilities Rental


Patti joined the Briar Bush staff as the new, part-time receptionist in October 2000, and became the full-time office manager in the spring of 2003. She attended Drexel University majoring in Accounting. Patti is married to Mark Platt who is a small business owner in the home theater industry in Hatboro. They reside in Willow Grove with their 3 children Taylor, Kyle and Tess. Working at Briar Bush runs in the Platt family! Taylor logged many hours at Briar Bush as a center-aide and summer camp instructor, and Kyle worked as a center-aide as well. Before returning to the workforce, Patti kept herself busy volunteering at her children's schools. She has held the position of President in the Home and School Association and continues to chair numerous committees. In her free time, Patti enjoys reading a good book and relaxing on the beach.


(215) 887-6603, ext. 2012

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