Board of Directors

List of 11 items.

  • Mark Doxtader, Chairman of the Board

    Owner, Carton Craft Supply, Inc. and Impact Alliance, LLC • Member of the President’s Council. Mark received a business degree from Spring Hill College.

    Mark and his wife Angie have been long and active members of the Pinecrest community. In the twenty years they have been affiliated with the school, they have served as both presidents and vice presidents of the Parents Association. They have spearheaded volunteer work days to beautify the campus and are ever present at Pinecrest events serving wherever they are needed. The oldest of their four children, Maggie, is a 2011 graduate of Pinecrest Academy. Cole is a 2014 graduate and Anne Marie graduated in 2019. Their youngest daughter Mia is currently enrolled in Pinecrest. The Doxtaders attend St. Benedict’s Catholic Church.
  • Eduardo Arribasplata

    Owner, Blue Ventures LLC. Previously, Eduardo has held various executive positions in the apparel, mining, and service industries both in the US and overseas. He graduated from Mercer University with a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering.

    Eduardo and his wife, Sylvia, have five children. Eddie, the oldest, graduated from Pinecrest in 2012 and Angeline graduated in 2018. Sarah and Nicholas, and Angelina will graduate from Pinecrest in 2020 and 2026, respectively. Christopher, the youngest, will join Pinecrest in 2021. The Arribasplatas are parishioners at St. Brendan’s Catholic Church.
  • Lori Chmura

    Lori is a seasoned veteran in the healthcare space, beginning her career as a CCRN working in critical care, trauma, and emergency medicine at Yale New Haven Hospital, Emory University Hospital, and St Joseph’s of Atlanta. She transitioned into the medical device industry as a Clinical Specialist with Datascope, now Maquet, and with a track record of success, took on increasing levels of leadership completing her 10-year tenure as Vice President of North American Sales. She spent time as a regional Corporate Sales Director for Medtronic, and then moved to Covidien Endo mechanical, where she spent four years as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

    Prior to her current role, Lori served as the Vice President of the US for Cordis, a Johnson and Johnson company. Today she leads Dune Medical Devices as Chief Executive Officer.

    Lori is known as a champion of change management. She has led numerous women’s leadership imperatives, and currently serves as the President-elect on the Atlanta Chapter Board for the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association. She holds a BSN from Southern Connecticut State University. Lori and her husband, Steve, have two children, both of whom attended and graduated from Pinecrest Academy. Lori is passionate about mentoring young adults and co-led the annual March for Life trip to Washington, DC for many years, while her children attended Pinecrest. She has served in numerous volunteer capacities throughout her tenure.

    The Chmuras have been members at St Benedict Catholic Church for the past 25 years, where Lori has been active in the parish, serving as a Eucharistic minister, sacristan, and lector.
  • Kimberly Crane

    Kimberly Crane is a dedicated stay-at-home mom and former owner of a successful boutique litigation practice. She has been proud to call Pinecrest Academy home for over seven years. From the day Kimberly’s children started at Pinecrest, she has been integrally involved in multiple facets of the community, including serving as PAPA President, holding multiple classroom assistant roles and ongoing day-to-day volunteer opportunities. Transitioning her time and talents from the practice of law to serving the Pinecrest community continues to be Kimberly’s calling, as both a mother and a member of the Catholic Church. Each day, Kimberly recognizes the gifts God has given her family to be part of the Pinecrest community. Kimberly is married to John Crane, and they have four children Matthew, Elizabeth, Nicholas, and Sarah. The Cranes attend Saint Brigid Catholic Church.
  • Father Juan Pablo Durán, LC

    Father Juan Pablo has held leadership roles in several educational institutions, as Vice Rector of Legion of Christ College in Cheshire, CT, and as formation director and professor in college seminaries in both Rome and Spain. Prior to coming to Atlanta, Fr. Juan was the President of Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center in Bethesda, MD. He holds a licentiate in Philosophy, and is currently completing a Master of Theology degree.

    Fr. Juan Pablo grew up in Atlanta, Hong Kong, and Tokyo, and has been a priest for eight years. He is currently the chaplain to Regnum Christi men’s groups, and leads the 3 to Get Married Pre Cana workshop that serves the Archdiocese of Atlanta.
  • Elizabeth King-Howard

    Founder, Universal Fiat, Inc. and Inspired EdSourcing, LLC. From 2002-2011, Beth served in various capacities at Pinecrest Academy, including fifth grade teacher, Girls School Dean of Students, and High School Dean of Academics. She graduated from Bowdoin College with a BA in Liberal Arts and a Secondary School Certification.

    Beth and her husband, Jason, were actively involved in the school during its early growth and the opening of the high school and continue to love and support the mission of Pinecrest Academy. Their daughters, Margot and Cece, graduated from Pinecrest Academy in 2009 and 2011, respectively. Beth and Jason are parishioners at St. Brendan’s Catholic Church.
  • Father Lino Otero, LC

    Former Leadership Consultant at Catholic Leadership Institute, Fr. Lino has been been involved in leadership development since 2009. As pastor of a parish in Yonkers, New York, he was chosen to participate in the first Learning Community of Parish Catalyst, an organization dedicated to leveraging vibrant parishes in North America.  

    For two years Fr. Lino was the Territorial Administrator (CFO) of the Legion of Christ and the Regnum Christi Movement in North America. Today he is the superior of his community of Legionary priests, Section Director to Regnum Christi men in Atlanta and chaplain to a non-profit organization called to bring God to the workforce called His Way at Work.
    His training has included acquiring degrees in Business Administration, Philosophy and Theology.  He has been a school teacher, a school administrator and a youth leader. He has been the pastor of two parishes and done parish ministry for over 17 years.  He also started a radio station and a school coop.
  • Diane Patota

    Dianne Patota is a Pinecrest parent and mother of four. As an English major who attended the University of Dallas and graduated from University of Arkansas, she has enjoyed teaching English in Catholic schools, as well as working in advertising. Dianne has also assisted in opening two of four family-owned restaurants, one being a new concept, and has overseen all four of them. Currently, she is President of her neighborhood HOA and working to re-establish Pure Fashion, a Regnum Chrisiti apostolate.

    Dianne is married to Michael and they have four children. The oldest of her children, Mary, is a 2017 graduate of Pinecrest Academy. Will is a 2018 graduate. Kate is currently enrolled in Pinecrest, and the youngest, Josie, will be attending soon. Dianne is a member of St. Benedict Catholic Church, where she enjoys teaching Faith Formation.
  • Dennis Reding

    Dennis Reding had a 46-year career in the insurance business, retiring in 2016. He held various management and executive positions in both private company and public company environments, with Fireman's Fund Insurance (a subsidiary of American Express), ACE Limited Bermuda, and Axis Capital Ltd. He also founded Westchester Specialty Group and Axis US Insurance. His responsibilities included both domestic and international operations in the specialty insurance and reinsurance business, and several of his positions included appointments as chairman, CEO, COO or president of these companies, as well as a number of board and committee positions. He is a graduate of the University of Buffalo.

    Dennis and his wife of 49 years, Kathy, have three married children, and moved back to the area in 1992. He became acquainted and involved with Pinecrest through his daughter and son-in-law, supporters of Pinecrest, and his granddaughter, who has attended Pinecrest through Lower School and is moving to the Middle School. Dennis and Kathy have been members of St Benedict Catholic Church for 28 years.
  • Tan Tam

    Tan Tam is a versatile and collaborative senior financial executive with over 20 years of broad experience in controllership, tax and assurance, post-acquisition integration, system implementation and executive and board level reporting. His hands-on approach in reorganizing and streamlining accounting operations delivers targeted results. He is viewed by his clients as a successful agent of change with a continuous improvement and operational mindset.

    Mr. Tam’s experience includes managing audit teams on clients ranging from private sector businesses to SEC filers, and handling annual financial, bank, and insurance audits, as well as, compliance reporting for corporate, state and franchise taxes. His strengths include financial modeling, budgeting and forecasting, cash flow management, and financial system implementations.
  • Alfonso Villarreal

    Chief Financial Officer, Norsan Group. 25 years of management experience including Chief Operating Officer for Norsan • Head of e-Business and Consumer Dialogue for British American Tobacco • Director of Professional Services for MicroStrategy Consulting and other management positions at Kellogg’s, Procter & Gamble, BBVA, CEMEX & Heineken.

    Alfonso & his wife Monica have been members of the Pinecrest Community for 10 years, serving wherever they are needed. Their older son Alfonso graduated in 2015 and their older daugher Estefi graduated in 2018. Their other 2 children, Jesus and Juan Pablo, currently attend Pinecrest. The Villarreals attend St. Brendan’s Catholic Church where Alfonso serves at the Pastoral Council.
If you would like to contact the Board, please send an email to: board@pinecrestacademy.org.