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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

The Dallas Arboretum is owned by the City of Dallas, supported in part by the Dallas Park and Recreation Department and is operated by the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society, Inc., a nonprofit organization. Our mission is to build and maintain a public botanic garden which promotes the art, enjoyment and knowledge of horticulture, while providing opportunities for education and research. We are committed to excellence, good management and fiscal responsibility.

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Executive Officers

  • Will McDaniel, Chair
  • Regina Montoya, Vice-Chair
  • Celia Walker, Secretary
  • Doug Smith, Treasurer
  • Sabina Carr, President and CEO
  • Jim Ryan, Immediate Past Chairman

Board of Directors

Crystal Alexander
Mike Anglin
Gilbert Aranza
Nan Arnold
Steve Baker
Anthony Berkemeyer
Dr. Holly Bishop
Margaret Black
Monica Lira Bravo
Derwin Broughton
Cherrise Cederqvist
Bunker Curnes
Peter Dauterman
Tucker Enthoven
Henry Exall
Duncan Fulton
Carol Goglia
Maria Gomez
Kathy Gudmundsson
Jane Hamilton
Tatiana Higdon-Estes
Amanda Hill
Michael Holmes
Marissa Horne
Beverly Hutchison

Janet Jack
Kama Koudelka
Joe Laakman
Amanda Moreno Lake
Sharon Lyle
Terrence Maiden
Hudson Marshall
Preston McAfee
Gail McCrory
Will McDaniel
Regina Montoya
Steve Moore
Margot Murphy
Patty Dedman Nail
Pierce Noble
Robin Norcross
Mark Overton
Ruthie Pack
Eric Paulson
Ed Perrin
Mary Perrotta
Anjulie Ponce
Shelley Potter
Mario Quintanilla
Wade Rugenstein

Andrea Russell
Andres Ruzo
Jim Ryan
David Sassano
Mary Beth Shapiro
Charlie Shufeldt
Kim Singleton
Doug Smellage
Doug Smith
Luis Spinola
Gloria Tarpley
Linda Todd
Scott Trapp
Jason Treadway
Celia Walker
Joan Walne    
Marilyn Weber
Maurice West
Brandon White
Zaphrey Williams


Parks Department – Maria Hasbany
Junior League – Kerriann LaGrassa
Volunteer Advisory Board – Sue Jones
Women’s Council – Karen Sargent


Hal Brierly
Joe Buskuhl
Stephen Coke
Kaki Hopkins
Phil Huey
Holly Mayer

Tom McCastland
Nancy Rutchik
Brian Shivers
Ann Stuart
Bob Thornton
Mark Wolf

Key Staff

  • Sabina Carr, President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Shawn Jackson, Chief Operating Officer
  • Rebecca Billings, Chief Financial Officer
  • Megan Proska, Senior Director of Horticulture
  • Dave Forehand, Vice President of Gardens
  • Selena Wilson, Vice President of Education
  • Terry Lendecker, Vice President of Public Relations, Image & Branding
  • Mike Hunter, Vice President of Facility Operations
  • Dustin Miller, Vice President of Learning and Guest Experience
  • Michael Lemos, Vice President of HR & DEI