As advocates for Brackenridge Park, the all-volunteer members of the Brackenridge Park Conservancy Board of Directors play active roles in preserving and enhancing the Park’s natural, historic, and recreational resources for the enjoyment of current and future generations. Along with our Advisory Board and Stakeholders, we come together to address the needs of the Park as one voice.

Executive Committee

Joseph D. “Joe” Calvert, President
Nicolas S. “Nick” Hollis, Vice President
Charlotte Slimp Mitchell, Secretary
Lukin T. Gilliland, Jr., Treasurer
Timothy L. “Tim” Swan

Board of Directors

Mary Alice Cisneros
Lewis F. Fisher
Debra Guerrero
Ana M. “Cha” Guzman, Ed.D.
William B. “Bill” Kingman
Joe Earl Linson
Ricardo Romo, Ph.D.
Robert F. “Bob” Scherer, Ph.D.
Suzanne Scott
Robert R. “Rick” Shaw
Leticia Van de Putte
Samuel M. “Mac” White
Homer Garcia III, Ex Officio
Director, San Antonio Parks and Recreation
Kathy Rhoads, Ex Officio
President, Conservation Society of San Antonio

Advisory Board

Charles A. Birnbaum, CEO and Founder
The Cultural Landscape Foundation
Anthony “Tony” Cantu
Everett L. Fly
Robin P. Howard
Eduardo Parra
Maria Pfeiffer
Corinna Holt Richter
Ethel T. Runion
Stuart Selig
A.J. Sturm

Stakeholder Advisors (Non-Voting)

Paula Butt Cathedral Park
Daniel Menelly CEO, The Doseum
Carrie KimbellExecutive Director, Golf San Antonio/First Tee
Pamela Ball Executive Director, Headwaters at Incarnate Word
Weir Labatt III Board Chair, Headwaters at Incarnate Word
Caryn Hasslocher Fresh Horizons Creative Catering, Japanese Tea Garden
Patsy Light Author
Taylor Watson Board President, Mahncke Park Neighborhood Association
Andrew Peterson President/CEO, Municipal Golf Association San Antonio
Patty Leslie Pasztor Natural Resources Consultant/Author
Raleigh Wood Board President, River Road Neighborhood Association
Gemma Kennedy Board Member, River Road Neighborhood Association
Patricia Pratchett Board Member, River Road Neighborhood Association
Sabina Carr Executive Director, San Antonio Botanical Garden
Karen Greenwood Board President, San Antonio Botanical Garden
Vincent L. Michael Executive Director, Conservation Society of San Antonio
Kathy Rhoads Board President, Conservation Society of San Antonio
Patricia Seidenberger Second Vice President, Conservation Society of San Antonio
Mary Jane Verette President/CEO, San Antonio Parks Foundation
Ken Kuwamura Board Chair, San Antonio Parks Foundation
Marcie Ince Chair, Japanese Tea Garden Committee, San Antonio Parks Foundation
Derek Boese General Manager, San Antonio River Authority
Aarin Teague Manager, San Antonio River Authority
Monica Trevino-Ortega Public Information Officer, San Antonio River Authority
Frates Seeligson Executive Director, San Antonio River Foundation
Gregg Eckhardt Senior Analyst, San Antonio Water System
Tim Morrow CEO/Executive Director, San Antonio Zoo
Frank Ruttenberg Board Chair, San Antonio Zoo
Sister Yolanda Tarango Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word
Sister Cindy Stacy Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word
Sister Mary Henry Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word
Danny J. Anderson President, Trinity University
Thomas Evans President, University of the Incarnate Word
Rafael D. Hoyle Special Assistant to the President, University of the Incarnate Word
Clinton McKenzie Project Archaeologist, Center for Archaeological Research, UTSA
Marise McDermott President/CEO, Witte Museum
Dirk Elmendorf Board Chair, Witte Museum

Current Projects

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Be a Sponsor of the Party In the Park!

Be a Sponsor of the Party In the Park!

You are invited to join our Presenting Sponsor, the Mays Family Foundation, and be a part of the fun as we recognize Nelson and Tracy Wolff for their years of dedication to our community at the Party In the Park on March 23, 2022. We want to thank the Mays Family for their continued support of the Brackenridge Park Conservancy!