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


Nicole Ginsburg Small ’91, Chair of the Board
Dr. Neelesh Mehendale, Vice Chair of the Board
John Donovan, Executive Committee Chair
Kathy Crow, Treasurer
Elizabeth Cullum Helfrich ’98, Secretary
Kathryn Walker Francis ’94, Immediate Past Chair
Shonn Brown, Chair-Elect


Wasan Alfalahi
Mary Anne Alhadeff 
Dr. Elizabeth Bennett
Dr. Nancy Lira Bernadino '97*
Carla Bolden
Lucy Billingsley Burns '98*
Taj Clayton
Tricia Drum Davidson '91*
Landy Elliott Fox '92
Helen Harris-Allen
Ellen Haynes ’81
Heather Hays
Ariana Viroslav Held ’87
Isabell Novakov Higginbotham ’98
Andrew Hill
Arnold Holtberg
Fallyn Gray Jones '01*
Jun Il Kwun
Angelica Marin-Hill ’93
Monty Montgomery
Guadalupe Mora-Duarte
Marisia Parra-Gaona*
Kelsey Swingle Robertson '05*
David A. Roosevelt
Jennifer Sampson 
Betty Schultz
Miguel Solis*
Dr. Michael Sorrell
Candace Campbell Swango ’84
Dawne Tribolet
* 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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