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Board of Trustees

Ground Breaking Ceremony

Battle Ground Academy benefits from our Board of Trustees’ thoughtful, supportive guidance and unwavering dedication to the school, its mission, and its long-term success.

BGA Board Members 2022-2023


Matthew (Matt) C. Ligon ‘87, Chair
Colleen Hoke '87, Vice Chair
Ward H. Brown, Treasurer
Anna-Gene Chalfant O'Neal '84, Secretary


L. H. (Bill) Armistead III '69
Dr. John Preston Brown VII '87
Cedric T. Coco
D. Mike Hammontree
John A. B. Harlin '75
Greg M. Herman '84
Colleen G. Hoke ‘87
James W. Jewell Jr. '86
Christina (Tina) C. Jones
Mike H. Keith '86
Sondra Morris
Anna-Gene Chalfant O'Neal '84
Shawne C. Sills
Camille S. Small '91
Dr. Leonard G. Webster

Ex-Officio Members

William (Will) F. Kesler, Head of School
Andrew Phelps, Chief Business Officer
Thomas (Tom) G. Evans Jr., Director of Advancement
Robin Goertz, Director of Enrollment Management
Courtney Smith '00, Alumni Board President
Lyn Knopf, Parent Association President

Life Trustees

Tom F. Cone
John B. Jewell III '62
Reese L. Smith III '66
Robert H. Steltjes