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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

  • Alan Walne, Chairman
  • Jim Ryan, Vice Chairman
  • Regina Montoya, Secretary
  • Lisa Armstrong, Treasurer
  • Mary Brinegar, President and CEO

Board of Directors

Annette Anderson
Lisa Armstrong
Steve Baker
Ken Barth
Barbara Bigham
Dr. Holly Bishop
Tom Cabe
Robin Carreker
Bunker Curnes
Peter Dauterman
Tatiana Higdon-Estes
Henry Exall
Duncan Fulton
Rod Gabel
Cynthia Gary
Salma Gottfried
Owen Hannay
Kathy Helm
Amanda Hill
Dr. Joan Buchanan Hill
Kimberly Reasoner Hilley
Dr. Jennifer Hills
Frankie Horn
Marissa Horne

Michael Jenkins
Katrina Keyes
Amanda Moreno Lake
Joe Laakman
Ben Leal
Melora F Leiser
Melissa Lewis
James Lynch
Preston McAfee
Will McDaniel
Jan Late McMillan
Amy Mitchell
Raamel Mitchell
Regina Montoya
Beverly Morrison
Patty Dedman Nail
Rosser Newton
Pierce Noble
Robin Norcross
Victor Ornelas
Mark Overton
Ruthie Pack
Ed Perrin
Mary Perrotta

Christopher Peters
Jane Pierce
Shelley Potter
Barbara Rayner
Holly Reed
Andrea Russell
Jim Ryan
Willow Sanchez
Marcy Sands
Kim Singleton
Doug Smellage
John Taylor
Lisa Tichenor
Linda Todd
Alicia Voltmer
Celia Walker
Alan Walne
Marilyn Weber
Maurice West
Brandon White
Jocelyn K White
Robert White
Mark Wolf
Gerald Worrall


Key Staff

  • Mary Brinegar, President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Shawn Jackson, Vice President of Administration
  • Rebecca Billings, Chief Financial Officer
  • John Armstrong, Vice President of Property Development
  • Jenny Wegley, Vice President of Horticulture Operations
  • Dave Forehand, Vice President of Gardens
  • Jennifer Baines, Director of Human Resources
  • Allyson Marbut, Vice President of Education
  • Terry Lendecker, Vice President of Advertising and Promotions
  • Elspeth Nelson, Vice President of Facility Operations
  • Kristi Kaiser Trail, Director of Public Events