Board Leadership

In 1959, Karl Hoblitzelle and his Foundation made a challenge gift to Hockaday of the several acres on which the campus is now situated. The gift was conditioned on the Trustees raising $1 million. This challenge was met. Hockaday’s buildings and athletic fields now cover approximately the western 60 acres of the donated land.

Board of Trustees


Kathryn Walker Francis ’94, Chair of the Board
Shannon Saalfield Thompson ’89, Vice Chair of the Board
Rick J. O’Brien, Executive Committee Chair
Kathy Crow,Treasurer
Dr. Neelesh Mehendale, Secretary
Barbara Glazer Rosenblatt ’75, Immediate Past Chair
Nicole Ginsburg Small ’91, Chair-Elect


Wasan Alfalahi*
Mary Anne Alhadeff 
Samantha Ackerman Asch ’91 
Keith Benedict
Dr. Elizabeth Bennett*
Carla Bolden*
Shonn Brown
David A. Campbell
Taj Clayton*
John Donovan
Landy Elliott Fox '92*
Helen Harris-Allen
Ellen Haynes ’81
Heather Hays
Ariana Viroslav Held ’87
Elizabeth Cullum Helfrich ’98
Isabell Novakov Higginbotham ’98
Andrew Hill*
Arnold Holtberg
Jun Il Kwun
Angelica Marin-Hill ’93
Monty Montgomery
Lupe Mora-Duarte
David A. Roosevelt
Jennifer Sampson 
Betty Schultz
Nicole Ginsburg Small ’91
Dr. Michael Sorrell
Candace Campbell Swango ’84
Dawne Tribolet*
Jenna Brasch Woodberry ’82 

* Denotes new Trustee

Life Trustees

Linda Custard
Lyda Hill ’60
James M. Hoak, Jr.
Natalie “Schatzie” Henderson Lee ’55
Janie Strauss McGarr ’72
Margot Perot
Ellen Higginbotham Rogers ’59
Richard S. Rogoff
Barney T. Young
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