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
Elizabeth Cullum Helfrich ’98, Executive Committee Chair
Andrew Hill, Treasurer
Isabell Novakov Higginbotham '98, Secretary
Kathryn Walker Francis ’94, Immediate Past Chair
Shonn Brown, Chair-Elect


Sulman Ahmed*
Wasan Alfalahi
Dr. Nancy Lira Bernadino '97
Carla Bolden
Lucy Billingsley Burns '98
Taj Clayton
Tricia Drum Davidson '91
Landy Elliott Fox '92
Scott Harper*
Helen Harris-Allen
Ellen Haynes ’81
Ariana Viroslav Held ’87
Angelica Marin-Hill ’93
Abby Hoak-Morton '05*
Fallyn Gray Jones '01
Courtney Jones Johnson'97*
Sabrina Kessee*
Jun Il Kwun
Scott Minnix*
Shankh Mitra*
Guadalupe Mora-Duarte
Marisia Parra-Gaona
Kelsey Swingle Robertson '05
David A. Roosevelt
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
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