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, college counseling, communications, community support and inclusion, finance and operations, information services, the middle school and the upper school.
We know how girls learn best and have a community of caring adults who want each girl to reach her potential. Girls here are smart in many ways — academically, creatively, athletically — and success at St. Mary's therefore is as individual as each girl. Our dedicated faculty provide the students with habits of mind and academic tools to thrive in their future: core knowledge, collaboration, creativity, and the desire and ability to continue learning as an adult.
As an Episcopal School, we have a nurturing, diverse, and inclusive environment. Girls grow in character from the earliest years and learn to respect each others' faith as they grow in their own.
Albert L. Throckmorton
Head of School
Albert L. Throckmorton
Head of School
Hilary Davis Robinson '90
Assistant Head of School
Head of Early Childhood
Interim Head of Lower School
Head of Middle School
Head of Upper School
Director of Admission & Aid
Director of Advancement
Director of Technology
Director of Communications
Director of Operations
Katherine McQuiston Bush '93
Director of Athletics
Chief Financial Officer
Board of Trustees 2020-2021
Robert F. Fogelman II, Chair P'29
Timothy E. Davis, Jr., Vice Chair P'20'22
Jeffrey Block, Treasurer P'24'26
Cristina S. Fockler, Secretary P'06
Wendy Pritchartt Ansbro ‘79 P'09
James H. Barton, Jr. P'25
Allison Garrott Braswell '88 P'22
Edward S. Chin P'15'17
Mikara Davis P'28'32
Mary K. Day ’82
Brooke Dishmon, D.D.S. P'24
Brian Fowler P'21'25
Malika Tuli Goorha, M.D. P'26'29
Laurita B. Jackson P'17'19
James R. Jenkins P'25
Stephanie Linkous P'21
Andrew Mathes P'21
Julia Chesney McDonald ‘96
Anne-Morgan Brookfield Morgan '99 P'29'32
Ellen Clark Moore ’73
Elvira R. Ormseth P'24
Joelle Rogin P'25'27
Monica Skipper P'21
Mary Katherine Stout P'29
Kendall Visinsky P'26'29
Hallie McNeill Ward P'25
- Robert F. Fogelman II, Chair P'29
- Timothy E. Davis, Jr., Vice Chair P'20'22
- Jeffrey Block, Treasurer P'24'26
- Cristina S. Fockler, Secretary P'06
Robert is president of Fogelman Investment Company. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at Middlebury College, a master's degree in liberal studies at Dartmouth College, and an MBA from Vanderbilt University. He also received an honorary doctorate from Memphis College of Art. Robert and his wife, Bradley, have a son, Foster, and daughter, Eliza '29.
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.
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.
Christina (Tina) Fockler earned her bachelor's degree from Princeton University and a Master of Science in counseling from the University of Memphis. Tina serves on the board for Facing History and Ourselves, as well as the Circuit Playhouse, Inc. SHe and her husband, Bob, are parents of alumna Katherine '06 and son, Ted.
- Wendy Pritchartt Ansbro ‘79 P'09
- James H. Barton, Jr. P'25
- Allison Garrott Braswell '88 P'22
- Edward S. Chin P'15'17
- Mikara Davis P'28'32
- Mary Kavanagh Day ’82 P'23
- Brooke Dishmon, D.D.S. P'24
- Brian Fowler P'21'25
- Malika Tuli Goorha, M.D. P'26'29
- Laurita B. Jackson P'17'19
- James R. Jenkins P'25
- Stephanie Linkous P'21
- Andrew Mathes P'21
- Julia Chesney McDonald ‘96
- Anne-Morgan Brookfield Morgan '99 P'29'32
- Ellen Clark Moore ’73
- Elvira R. Ormseth P'24
- Joelle Rogin P'25'27
- Monica Skipper P'21
- Mary Katherine Stout P'29
- Kendall Visinsky P'26'29
- Hallie McNeill Ward P'25
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.
Jim, who is Head of Risk Mangement at Southeastern, 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 currectly 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.
Edward (Ed) Chin is senior regulatory affairs program director at Medtronic, Inc. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Tennessee at Martin. Ed went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of TennesseeHealth Science Center and an MBA from the University of Memphis. Ed and his wife, Rose, are parents of two daughters: Chelsea '14 and Rachel '17.
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.
Mary is currently a partner with the Tradewind Group LLC. She is a member of the Economic Club of Memphis and Leadership Memphis and is a past recipient of the St. Mary’s Outstanding Alumna Award. She was also recognized as a Memphis Top 40 Under 40. Mary, a St. Mary’s graduate, attended Vanderbilt University where she earned a B.A. in Economics and received an MBA from Vanderbilt University, Owen Graduate School of Management. Her previous board memberships include Memphis Oral School for the Deaf, Economic Club, St. Mary’s Alumnae Board, and Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence/Momentum Partners. Mary is married to Dan Daniel. She has three children: Grace '23, and two sons, Tom and Michael.
Brooke 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.
Dr. Malika Tuli Goorha attended the University of Virginia, University of Tennessee, and University of Missouri-Kansas City where she earned her bachelor's and master's degree. She works as a dermatologist with the Mid-South Dermatology Group. Malika and her husband, Salil, have two daughters at St. Mary's: Avi '26 and Aanya '29.
Laurita Jackson is a managing partner with 1Source, an office and facility supply company. She graduated from Howard University with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and received an MBA at the University of Michigan. Laurita and her husband have a son, Jarrett, and two daughters who attended St. Mary's, Jean '17 and Joy '19.
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 a son, James. His is married to Leslie.
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. Stephanie 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 EC Head Selection Committee,; 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 Preident’s Council Award and the Corre Anding Stegall National Leadership Award. Anne-Morgan and her husband, Michael, have two children, Anne '29 and Mary '32.
Ellen attended Vanderbilt University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She has volunteered with multiple organizations, including LIeSource Blood Services and Grace Presbyterian Church. Ellen is a former recipient of the St. Mary's Gold Cross Award. She and her husband, Alex, have three children: John, Margaret, and Charlie.
Elvira volunteers at an elementary school in her native Nicaragua and 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.
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.
Kendall serves as Senior Compensation Director for General Electric. She is based in Cincinnati, OH, but works from her home office in Memphis. 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.
At Large Members
Sara L. Hall P'18
William (Billy) Orgel P'17
Ex Officio Members
The Right Reverend Phoebe Roaf (Bishop, The Diocese of West Tennessee)
The Reverend Alexander H. Webb II (Sandy) Rector, Church of the Holy Communion)
Elizabeth Simpson Alrutz ’82 (President, Alumnae Association Board)
Marlene R. Shaw (Senior Warden)
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
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 Institutes 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 Professional’s 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 boars, including Methodist Hospital, Jewish Community Partners, National Civil Rights Museum, and Memphis University School. He also serves his community as a member fo 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.
- 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)
- Marlene R. Shaw (Senior Warden)
- Albert L. Throckmorton (Head of School)
The Right Reverend Phoebe A. Roaf is bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee, a position she has held since May 2019. Bishop Phoebe grew up in Pine Bluff, AR. She received a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and an MPA from Princeton University, and then went on to earn a law degree from the University of Arkansas, Little Rock. She was ordained and served as associate rector for three years at Trinity Episcopal Church in New Orleans before going on to serve for eight years as rector at St. Phillip’s in Richmond, the oldest African-American church in the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia. Bishop Phoebe is vice chair of the board of trustees at Virginia Theological Seminary.
After graduating from St Mary’s, Elizabeth continued her education at Davidson College where she reeived her BA degree in Psychology. She then returned to Memphis to attened the University of Memphis where she completed her Juris Doctor degree. Elizabeth is now Special Counsel/lawyer with Lewis Thomason. Her Board memberships include serving as an Elder and on the Board of Trutees at Idlewild Presbyterian Church and working with the St. Mary’s Alumnae Board. As a SMS parent, she worked with the Parents Association. Elizabeth and her husband, Doug, have two children, Liza '15 and son, Jim.