SDRA Board of Directors

The SDRA Board of Directors is composed of twenty-five community volunteers. The Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah appoint all Board members for one- or four-year terms. The Executive Committee comprises the Board Chair, Chair-Elect, Past Chair, Secretary/Treasurer, Director At-Large, and Parliamentarian. The Board has five primary standing committees that more directly oversee our programs and efforts: Board Development, Finance and Development, Marketing and Promotions, Planning and Advocacy, and Wells Park.

Savannah residents may apply to serve on the Board of Directors during open-application periods. For more information, please visit the City of Savannah website. If you are interested in participating on one of SDRA’s committees, please contact us at (912) 651-6973 or


  • Brad Baugh
  • John R. Bennett
  • Stephanie Bock
  • Barbara CorteseParliamentarian
  • Theodora Gongaware
  • Adam KirkDirector At-Large
  • Tom Kohler
  • Jerry LominackAdditional Director At-Large (in place of Past Chair)
  • Richard “Dicky” MopperChair


  • Dawn MorganChair-Elect
  • Stephen Palmer
  • Kris PatelSecretary/Treasurer
  • Connie Pinkerton
  • Henry Reed, II
  • Anne Roise
  • Victor Shernoff
  • Gina Smith
  • Dorothy Strong
  • Christine Wacta
  • Taylor Watts