St. Mary's Leadership Team works collaboratively to support the school's mission and core values across all areas of the school. The Leadership Team works together to operationalize the School's strategic plan and support each other in their respective administrative roles. The team is led by the Head of School and comprises directors of admission and financial aid, advancement, athletics, communications, community support and inclusion, finance and operations, information services, and our academic divisions.
Albert L. Throckmorton
Head of School
Hilary Davis Robinson '90
Associate Head of School
Head of Early Childhood
Dr. Marcisha Brazley-Keith
Head of Lower School
Head of Middle School
Head of Upper School
Director of Admission & Aid
Director of Athletics
Director of Belonging
Director of Communications
Director of Operations
Director of Philanthropy
Director of Technology
Chief Financial Officer
Board of Trustees 2021-2022
- Timothy E. Davis, Jr. P'20'22, Chair
- Wendy Pritchartt Ansbro ‘79 P'09, Vice Chair
- Jeffrey Block P'24'26, Treasurer
- Mary Katherine Stout P'29, Secretary
Ted is President and CEO of Active Implants, LLC. He serves as a deacon at Second Presbyterian Church, volunteers as a coach with both Buzzards and No Excuse lacrosse teams, and is a St. Mary’s capital campaign volunteer. He received his BE in Biomedical Engineering from Vanderbilt University and his MBA in Finance, Economics, Healthcare from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management. Ted and his wife, Lyle, have two daughters, Mason '20 and Carrington '22, and son Tucker.
Wendy spends numerous hours volunteering with various organization. She is co-chair of the St. Jude Ride Memphis, works on the More Idlewild Capital Campaign, is past chair of the Junior League of Memphis Crystal Ball, and is past chair of Grace-St. Luke's Anchor Auction. She has served as an Elder at Idlewild Presbyterian Church and a past board member of the Junior League, and is a member of The Little Garden Club of Memphis. After graduating from St. Mary's, Wendy attended Southern Methodist University, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees. Wendy and her husband, Edwin, are the parents of Elizabeth '09, and son, Will.
Jeffrey is Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Ideal Chemical & Supply Co. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Virginia and his Master of Business Administration from Columbia University. He is a member of the Church of the Holy Communion, where he has served as a Vestry member and Stewardship Chair. Jeffrey is also known as Coach Block. In his spare time, he coaches Lower School Lacrosse at Memphis University School, his alma mater, where he received the 2015 Volunteer of the Year Award. Jeffrey and his wife, Christina, have two daughters who attend St. Mary's, Josie '24 and Amelia '26.
Mary Katherine is a community volunteer who serves on the board of Hope House and chairs St. Mary’s Parents Association Gobble Gear Committee. She also volunteers at Second Presbyterian Church and previously served on the boards of Memphis Leadership Foundation and Su Casa Family Ministries. Mary Katherine earned her BBA from the University of Mississippi and her JD from Washington and Lee University. Mary Katherine and her husband, Elmer, have a daughter, Sarah Taylor '29.
- James H. Barton, Jr. P'25
- Allison Garrott Braswell '88 P'22
- Susan Roberts Colpitts ’75
- Mikara Davis P'28'32
- Brooke Dishmon, D.D.S. P'24
- Brian Fowler P'21'25
- James R. Jenkins P'25
- Lawrence Jensen P’05’10 G’32’34’36
- Roberta Nevil Kustoff P'24
- Stephanie Linkous P'21
- Andrew Mathes P'21
- Julia Chesney McDonald ‘96 P'31
- Anne-Morgan Brookfield Morgan '99 P'29'32
- Elvira R. Ormseth P'24
- Joelle Rogin P'25'27
- Monica Skipper P'21
- Jennilyn Jennings Utkov ’77
- Kendall Visinsky P'26'29
- Hallie McNeill Ward P'25
Jim, who is Head of Risk Management at Southeastern Asset Management, attended Dartmouth College where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History. He has served on the Board of Arts Memphis and Youth Villages and is currently on the Board of Peer Power Foundation and Memphis University School. Jim also works as mayoral appointee on the City of Memphis Pension Investment Committee. Jim and his wife, Alison, have three children, Annsley, James, and Ali '25.
Allison served as Co-Chair of the For Girls. For Life. For Generations. Campaign that built the Athletic and Wellness Center. Prior to that, she served as President of the St. Mary's Parents Association. She has also been the group leader for A Mother's Heart Ministry and a volunteer at Binghampton Christian Academy. In the past, she has been on the boards of The Assisi Foundation as well as the Memphis College of Art. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Education and American History from Vanderbilt University and received her Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology and Education Specialist in School Psychology from the University of Memphis. Allison and her husband, Bo, have two sons, Carter and Garrott, and daughter, Jane Clare '22.
Susan Roberts Colpitts ‘75 recently retired from a career as a CPA, financial advisor, and entrepreneur. She lives in Norfolk, Virginia, as well as the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Susan is the Board Chair of the Virginia Humanities and the Norfolk Department of Social Services Advisory Committee and volunteers for Hampton Roads Community Foundation and United for Children. She is the founder of Signature Family Wealth Advisors as Chief of Client Experience and an expert in the technical areas of financial, tax, trust, and estate planning. Research magazine recognized her as one of five members of the 2012 Advisor Hall of Fame; likewise, the United Way of South Hampton Roads acknowledged Susan as the 2011 Volunteer of the Year, and the YWCA of South Hampton Roads honored her as a Woman of Distinction in finance in 2009. In 2004, Worth magazine identified Susan as one of the 100 top wealth advisers in the country. In 2021, Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities recognized her with their Humanitarian Award. Colpitts and her husband Norman are the parents of three adult daughters.
Mikara is a school leadership consultant and coach and founder of Educational Equity for ALL, Inc. in Los Angeles, CA. She recently served as the founding Chief Academic Officer for KIPP Los Angeles, where she developed and managed leaders and ensured that academic excellence was the center of the developing region. Mikara earned a B.A. in Theatre and Government from the University of Virginia, and received a double Masters in Administrative Policy and another in Bilingual Education from Columbia University: Teachers College. Mikara and her husband, Shawn, have two daughters who attend St. Mary’s, Sophia '28 and Sarah '32, and a son, Noah who attends MUS.
Dr. Brooke Dishmon received her Bachelor of Science degree from Xavier University of Louisiana and her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry. Her board memberships include Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis and Germantown Performing Arts Center. She gives of her time to the Bluff City Medical and Pharmaceutical Auxiliary, Jack and Jill of America, Inc., Shelby County Chapter of The Links, Inc., and Shelby County Dental Society. Brooke was among the 2012 Memphis' Finest Young Professionals, which was awarded by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Brooke and her husband, Dan, have three children, Bianca '24, Evan, and Everett.
Brian is Chief Executive Officer of RevolutionPartners, LLC. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Murray State University, was a Rotary Scholar at University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, and completed the Securities Industry Institute at The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania. Brian is a founding member of Miles for Miles, and he also volunteers for Best Buddies. Past charitable activities include working with United Way, Hands on Memphis, and Habitat for Humanity. Brian and his wife, Ali, have three children, daughters Evie '21 and Elle '25, and son, Jack.
Jim is Managing Director of Jenkins Global Capital Management LLC. He received his BS degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan where he received the Regent’s ScholarAward and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago where he was awarded the Amoco Scholar Award. Board memberships include: Collage Dance Collective, Board Chair, 2010-present and since 2015, he has served on the Porter-Leath Board, being the Preschool Services Committee Chair since 2019. Jim has two children, Phoebe '25 and son, James. He is married to Leslie.
Larry is Chairman and Principal of Cushman & Wakefield Commercial Advisors Partners. During his 40-year career in commercial real estate, industry peers recognized him as Commercial Broker of the Year, Office Broker of the Year, and Office Leasing Broker of the Year. Larry currently serves on the National Board of Directors for Ducks Unlimited and as a trustee of the Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation for Tennessee. Larry served on the St. Mary’s Board of Trustees from 2008-2012 and as Vice-Chair in 2011. He also served on the University of Memphis Board of Visitors and the Fogelman College of Business Board of Advisors. He was President of Memphis Tomorrow, Chair of the Methodist Healthcare Foundation, and the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences Chancellor’s Roundtable. Larry spent over 10 years on the founding Board of Trustees and the Executive Committee of Shelby Farms Park Conservancy, where he served as Vice-Chair and Committee Chair for park operations. Larry and his wife Leesa are the parents of three children – Grace Jensen Knight ’05 (St. Mary's Admission Event Coordinator and mom of Mary '32), Luke Jensen (dad of Lila '34), and Mary Jensen Nease ’10 (St. Mary’s Nurse and mom of Nora '36).
Roberta has practiced law since earning her Juris Doctor in 1998 at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. She now serves as a board member for the State of Tennessee Board of Parole. Roberts is the Corresponding Secretary of the Purdue Center of Hope, Liaison for the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary Board, and is a member of the Congressional Club Museum and Foundation. Roberta also serves on Parents Associations for both St. Mary’s and St. Dominic Schools. She is a member of the Tennessee and Memphis Bar Associations, the Association of Women Attorneys of Memphis, and the Memphis Estate Planning Council. She has also volunteered through Subsidium. Roberta and her husband David are the parents of Jake and St. Mary’s student Maggie ‘24.
Stephanie spends numerous hours volunteering her time with Family Partneers Council of Le Bonheur Children's Hospital and currently serves on the Presbyterian Day School Board of Trustees. She also works with the St. Mary's Parents Association and the Memphis Gridiron Ministries, and is a leader of the St. Mary's Moms in Prayer group. She is a past Board Chair of the Parents Association of Presbyterian Day School. Stephanie attended Southern Methodist University, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism. Stephanie and her husband, Rusty, have two children, Kathryn '21 and son, Lee.
Andy is Portfolio Manager at Farr, Miller & Washington. He received both his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Texas Christian University. He works with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis, Porter-Leath, and Goodwill Industries. Andy and his wife, Hester Shipp Mathes '92, have two children: Neely'21 and son, Zander.
Julia is Director of Marketing and Communications at Community Foundation of Greater Memphis. After graduating from St. Mary's, she attended University of Pennsylvania, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree. Upon completion of her undergraduate work, Julia earned her Master of Business Administration and Master of Arts degrees from Southern Methodist University. She has served on St. Mary's Board of Trustees as President of the Alumnae Board. Her volunteer activities include serving as President of the Memphis Pennsylvania Alumnae Club, the Junior League of Memphis, and a Pastoral Team Leader at Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal Church. Julia and her husband, Doug, have one daughter, Janie '31.
Anne-Morgan, a St. Mary’s graduate, attended the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi where she earned her BS in International Business. Anne-Morgan is currently an Executive Sales Representative for Eli Lilly & Company. She has served on the Church of Holy Communion Vestry and several St. Mary’s committees including the Early Childhood Head Selection Committee, the Annual Fund, and the Capital Campaign Committee. She has served as an Episcopal Youth Advisor and worked with Books from Birth, Alzheimer’s Association, and More-than-a Meal Youth Villages. Anne-Morgan was the recipient of the Eli Lilly and Company President’s Council Award and the Corre Anding Stegall National Leadership Award. Anne-Morgan and her husband, Michael, have two children, Anne Elise '29 and Mary Brooks '32.
Elvira is a Spanish instructor at Binghampton Christian Academy. She serves on the Board of the Children’s Museum of Memphis where she was an award recipient for a CMOM Executive Committee member. Elvira earned a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Loyola University in New Orleans and studied at the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington. Elvira and her husband, Eric, have two sons, George and Benjamin, and a daughter, Erica '24.
Joelle is Senior Vice President at Pinnacle Financial Partners. She serves on the boards of the Exchange Club, the Urban Art Commission, and RISE Foundation. She has been an active volunteer and member of the Memphis Rotary Club, the Junior League of Memphis, and the St. Mary’s Parents’ Association Board, and has served as Lower School Grade Coordinator. Joelle is a New Memphis Institute Fellow and was chosen by the Memphis Business Journal as a “Top 40 Under 40.” She earned her BA from Dartmouth College and her MBA from Vanderbilt University, Owen Graduate School of Management. Joelle has two daughters at St. Mary’s, Wallis '25 and Evans '27.
Monica is Vice President, Brand Experience Marketing for FedEx Services. She volunteers with FedEx Cares and United Way, and as a branding consultant for the Red Cross, the Church Health Center, and Morarka Organic of India. She has served as a deacon and board member at Lindenwood Christian Church. Monica contributed to the industry-leading books Shift Ahead: How the Best Companies Stay Relevant in a Fast-Changing World by Allen Adamson and Joel Steckel and Designing Brand Identity by Alivia Wheeler. In addition, she has written articles for Amex Open Forum, “Be It Before You Say It,” and “The Essence of Branding.” Monica earned her BBA in Marketing with a concentration in Advertising and Mass Communication and her MBA in Marketing from the University of Memphis. Monica and her husband, David, have a daughter, Ansley '21.
Jennilyn is Vice President Community Outreach for Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare. After receiving her nursing degree, she began her career at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital Emergency Department. She has 25 years of experience in healthcare marketing and communications in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. She returned to Le Bonheur in 2005 where she led the hospital’s marketing and communications efforts for 10 years. Jennilyn assumed responsibility for Methodist Le Bonheur’s community programs in 2015. Jennilyn is an active member of The Church of the Holy Communion, a member of St. Mary’s Alumnae Board, and the Junior League of Memphis. She serves on the boards of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital Foundation and Methodist Le Bonheur Community Outreach. Jennilyn has two adult sons, George and Nathan.
After 20 years in consulting and corporate human resources, Kendall is now a first grade teacher at White Station Elementary School. She received a BS degree in Business from Washington and Lee University and earned an MBA in Human-Organizational Performance and Strategy from Vanderbilt University, Owen Graduate School of Management. Kendall serves as Chair of the Board of the Nuber YMCA and is a member of the Memphis Summer Swim League. She is the founder and director of the Memphis Elementary Swim League which serves over 100 children across more than 18 Memphis schools. Kendall is a member of the Church of the Holy Communion where she serves as a Sunday School teacher and youth leader. She is a recent recipient of the Memphis YMCA Volunteer of the Year award. Kendall and her husband, David, have two daughters who attend St. Mary’s, Leighton '26 and Carter '29.
Hallie is an active community volunteer who has served on the boards of Shelby County Books from Birth and the Junior League of Memphis. She volunteers at Independent Presbyterian Church and coaches soccer at Church of the Holy Communion. She has been honored as a Junior League of Memphis Community Volunteer of the Year, and she was inducted into the Rhodes College Athletic Hall of Fame twice — as an individual and as a member of the women’s soccer team. Hallie earned her BA from Rhodes College, where she majored in History and received her teaching credentials. Hallie and her husband Jason have a daughter, McCall '25 and a son, Phillip.
A graduate of LeMoyne-Owen College, Linda stays busy serving on various Boards including the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Community Foundation’s Strengthening Communities Grants Committee. Her writing skills have been featured in the Commercial Appeal, Style Blueprint, and the Tri-State Defender/Women’s History Month. Linda has been involved in numerous civic positions and volunteer activities including New Memphis Institute Fellows & LDI programs/Leadership Memphis, Opus One, Circle of Friends, Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Give 365/Community Foundation/ Greater Memphis, MIFA, Brown Girls Dream, Memphis Prom Closet & community activities at New Direction Christian Church. Linda was a recipient of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Crystal Award for Fundraising Executive of the Year and recognized as one of the Tri-State Defender’s Women of Excellence in 2015. Linda, is married to Major. They have adult children.
Billy stays busy as President of Tower Ventures and as trustee on several boards, including Methodist Hospital, Jewish Community Partners, National Civil Rights Museum, and Memphis University School. He also serves his community as a member of the Shelby County School Board. Billy received his Bachelor of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin. Billy and his wife, Robin, have three children: Benjamin, Megan, and Hannah '17.
Floyd is President and CIO of Preserver Partners, LLC, an SEC-registered alternative asset management firm based in Memphis. Previously, he was a Partner and Director of Research at Gerber/Taylor Capital Advisors. He served as an Assistant Professor of Finance at The University of Memphis and Instructor of Economics at The University of Tennessee. Floyd holds a B.B.A. in Economics from The University of Tennessee and graduate degrees from Carnegie Mellon University (M.S. in Public Management and Policy) and The Florida State University (Ph.D. in Finance). He received the Chartered Financial Analyst designation (CFA Institute) in 2000. Floyd is a board member of Tri-State Bank of Memphis and a former board member of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, LifeBlood Foundation, Methodist Healthcare Foundation, Le Bonheur Foundation, Sickle Cell Advisory Council, BRIDGES, and Gestalt Community Charter Schools. He has been active on the University of Tennessee Alumni Board of Governors, University of Tennessee Martin Business Advisory Council, Memphis/Shelby County Community Redevelopment Agency, Memphis Shelby County Growth Alliance, and the Christian Community Foundation. Floyd is the father of Rian Tyler ’24.
Ex Officio Members
The Right Reverend Phoebe Roaf
Bishop, The Diocese of West Tennessee
The Reverend Alexander H. (Sandy) Webb II
Rector, Church of the Holy Communion
Elizabeth Simpson Alrutz, '82 P'15
President, Alumnae Board
Robert F. Fogelman II, P’29
Former Chair, Board of Trustees
Stephen W. Maury
Senior Warden, Church of the Holy Communion
Albert L. Throckmorton
Head of School
Thomas M. Garrott, III P'83'88 G'08'09'15'22
Barbara R. Hyde P'17
Brooke A. Morrow '74