8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218

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

  • Jim Ryan, Chairman
  • Will McDaniel, Vice-Chairman
  • Celia Walker, Secretary
  • Brandon White, Treasurer
  • Mary Brinegar, President and CEO
  • Alan Walne, Immediate Past Chairman

Board of Directors

Crystal Alexander
Annette Anderson
Steve Baker
Ken Barth
Anthony Berkemeyer
Dr. Holly Bishop
Margaret Black
Monica Lira Bravo
Cherrise Cederqvist
Bunker Curnes
Peter Dauterman
Natalie Dossett
Tucker Enthoven
Tatiana Higdon-Estes
Henry Exall
Duncan Fulton
Carol Goglia
Maria Gomez
Salma Gottfried
Owen Hannay
Kathy Helm
Amanda Hill
Michael Holmes
Frankie Horn

Marissa Horne
Beverly Hutchison
Janet Jack
Katrina Keyes
Joe Laakman
Amanda Moreno Lake
Terrence Maiden
Hudson Marshall
Preston McAfee
Gail McCrory
Will McDaniel
Regina Montoya
Steve Moore
Margot Murphy
Patty Dedman Nail
Rosser Newton
Pierce Noble
Robin Norcross
Victor Ornelas
Mark Overton
Ruthie Pack
Ed Perrin
Mary Perrotta

Shelley Potter
Michal Powell
Mario Quintanilla
Barbara Rayner
Holly Reed
Andrea Russell
Jim Ryan
Willow Sanchez
Mary Beth Shapiro
Charlie Shufeldt
Kim Singleton
Doug Smellage
Doug Smith
Luis Spinola
Gloria Tarpley
Lisa Tichenor
Linda Todd
Jason Treadway
Alicia Voltmer
Celia Walker
Alan Walne    
Marilyn Weber
Maurice West
Brandon White
Zaphrey Williams


Key Staff

  • Mary Brinegar, President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Shawn Jackson, Chief Operating Officer
  • Rebecca Billings, Chief Financial Officer
  • Megan Proska, Director of Horticulture
  • Dave Forehand, Vice President of Gardens
  • Jennifer Baines, Director of Human Resources
  • Selena Wilson, Director of Education
  • Terry Lendecker, Vice President of Public Relations, Image and Branding
  • Mike Hunter, Vice President of Facility Operations
  • Dustin Miller, Senior Director of Experience and Innovation