Staff & Board

The Brackenridge Park Conservancy is governed by an  all-volunteer Board of Directors and Advisory Board comprised of civic and community leaders.

The Brackenridge Park Conservancy leadership works with civic and community groups to cooperatively create a unified vision of and a set of values for Brackenridge Park that represent a consensus view for transforming the park into a more  walkable, enjoyable place while respecting the traditions of its users and highlighting its deep history.

Executive Committee (Voting)

Joseph D. “Joe” Calvert President
Nicolas S. “Nick” Hollis Vice President
Charlotte Slimp Mitchell Secretary
Lukin T. Gilliland, Jr. Treasurer
Lynn Osborne Bobbitt Executive Director

Board of Directors (Voting)

Anthony “Tony” Cantu Mary Alice Cisneros
Lewis F. Fisher Katie G. Harvey
Robin P. Howard William B. “Bill” Kingman
Joe Earl Linson Suzanne Mathews
Ricardo Romo, Ph.D. Robert F. “Bob” Scherer, Ph.D.
Robert R. "Rick" Shaw W. Joe Turner
Leticia Van de Putte  
Patti Zaiontz, Ex Officio President, San Antonio Conservation Society
Homer Garcia III, Ex Officio Interim Director, San Antonio Parks and Recreation

Advisory Board Members (Non-Voting)

Charles A. Birnbaum, CEO and Founder The Cultural Landscape Foundation
Darryl Byrd Ultrate Consulting LLC
Everett L. Fly Landscape Architect/Architect
Eduardo Parra Parra & Co. LLC
Maria Pfeiffer Historian
Corinna Holt Richter Holt Cat
Ethel T. Runion Community Leader

Park Stakeholder Advisors (Non-Voting)

Danny J. Anderson, Ph.D. President, Trinity University
Pamela Ball Executive Director, Headwaters at Incarnate Word
Melinda Cerda Interim Executive Director, San Antonio Botanical Garden
Janina Collins Executive Director, Golf San Antonio/First Tee
Stella De La Garza Second Vice President, San Antonio Conservation Society
Gregg Eckhardt Senior Analyst, San Antonio Water System
Thomas Evans, Ph.D. President, University of the Incarnate Word
Caryn Hasslocher Fresh Horizons Creative Catering - Japanese Tea Garden/Jingu House
Marcie Ince Chair, Japanese Tea Garden Committee - San Antonio Parks Foundation
Gemma Kennedy Board Member, River Road Neighborhood Association
Marilyn McCullough Board Member, Tuesday Musical Club
Marise McDermott President/CEO, Witte Museum
Doug McMurry President, San Antonio Parks Foundation
Patrice A. Melancon, P.E., CFM Watershed Engineering Manager, San Antonio River Authority
Daniel Menelley CEO, The Doseum
Vincent L. Michael Executive Director, San Antonio Conservation Society
Kirk Moravits Natural Resource Management Specialist, San Antonio River Authority
Tim Morrow CEO/Executive Director, San Antonio Zoo & Will Smith Zoo School
Aaron Parks Vice President Operations, The DoSeum
Patty Leslie Pasztor Natural Resources Consultant/Author
Morgan Penix Board Member, Mahncke Park Neighborhood Association
Andrew Peterson President/CEO, Municipal Golf Association San Antonio
Patricia Pratchett Board Member, River Road Neighborhood Association
Raleigh Wood President, River Road Neighborhood Association
Suzanne Scott General Manager, San Antonio River Authority
John S. Troy Board President, San Antonio Botanical Center
Mary Jane Verette President/CEO, San Antonio Parks Foundation
Taylor Watson President, Mahncke Park Neighborhood Association
Patti Zaiontz President, San Antonio Conservation Society

Brackenridge Park Conservancy Staff

Doris Jewett Executive Assistant
Dora Ann Verde Certified Public Accountant
Ottilia Willis Office Assistant