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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

  • Jim Ryan, Chairman
  • Gloria Tarpley, Secretary
  • Brandon White, Treasurer
  • Mary Brinegar, President and CEO

Board of Directors

Crystal Alexander
Annette Anderson
Lisa Armstrong
Steve Baker
Ken Barth
Anthony Berkemeyer
Barbara Bigham
Dr. Holly Bishop
Tom Cabe
Robin Carreker
Bunker Curnes
Peter Dauterman
Natalie Dossett
Tatiana Higdon-Estes
Henry Exall
Duncan Fulton
Rod Gabel
Cynthia Gary
Maria Gomez
Salma Gottfried
Owen Hannay
Kathy Helm
Amanda Hill
Kimberly Reasoner Hilley
Dr. Jennifer Hills

Frankie Horn
Marissa Horne
Beverly Hutchison
Janet Jack
Michael Jenkins
Katrina Keyes
Amanda Moreno Lake
Joe Laakman
Ben Leal
Melissa Lewis
James Lynch
Preston McAfee
Will McDaniel
Jan Late McMillan
Amy Mitchell
Regina Montoya
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
Kim Singleton
Doug Smellage
Doug Smith
Gloria Tarpley
John Taylor
Lisa Tichenor
Linda Todd
Alicia Voltmer
Celia Walker
Alan Walne
Marilyn Weber
Maurice West
Brandon White
Z. L. Williams
Gerald Worrall


Key Staff

  • Mary Brinegar, President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Shawn Jackson, Vice President of Administration
  • 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 Advertising and Promotions
  • Elspeth Nelson, Vice President of Facility Operations
  • Dustin Miller, Senior Director of Experience and Innovation