Governance

Governing Boards

Southfield School has two boards that are responsible for its successful operation: The Board of Trustees and Foundation Board.

Southfield School is a not-for-profit corporation with 501(c)(3) status.  The fiscal responsibility for non-profit organizations is held corporately by a Board of Trustees, made up of parents, alumni, and interested members of the community.  The Southfield  Board of Trustees assures the school’s fiscal and academic well-being, develops short-term and long-term plans for the school, raises funds and manages debt, and hires the Headmaster.  Board Members are nominated by the Trustee Committee and invited to serve for an open ended term, renewed annually.

The Foundation Board acts as an advisory board and handles the management and investment of the trust, which holds the school’s endowment funds. Foundation members are invited to serve for an open ended term.

The Board of Trustees

Todd Stanberry ’94, President
Walker Coburn ’98, Vice President, Treasurer
Clay Nelson ’84, Secretary
Ginger Auer ’95
Leigh Bowman
Mike Cooper
Edward Crawford ’68, Life Trustee
Kevin Flood
Kasey Garcia
Ghali Ghali, MD
Jimmy Hale
Tom Jackson ’87, Alumni Board President
Jenny Johnston 
John Michael Moore
Edward Lee
Lt. Col. Beth Makros
Alvin Olsan
Chris Phillips ’87
Thomas Sanders
Mike Smith
Dawn Ward
Tonya Wellman
David Winkler
Justin Smith, Head of School
Jeanette Conaway, Director of Advancement

The Foundation Board

James Madison, President
Peyton LaBorde, Secretary
John Atkins ’83
Kevin Briley
Walker Coburn ’98
Edward Crawford ’68, Life Trustee
Rita Hummingbird
Katy Merriman
Alan Murphy
Ginny Murphy
Patty Selber Newton
Fred Phillips
Thomas Sanders
Todd Stanberry ’94, Trustee President
Katy Weir
Julie Zadeck ’76
Justin Smith, Head of School
Jeanette Conaway, Director of Advancement
Adnan Samhan, Director of Finance