The Episcopal Fund’s continued success depends solely on Chair volunteers from a variety of constituent groups. This leadership team gives countless hours of their time on behalf of Episcopal. Their vision to grow and make Episcopal a better School and experience for the students is reflected through their dedication and commitment. We thank our leadership for their contributions to the Episcopal Fund Campaign.
David Hodges '90
Advancement Committee Chair
David Hodges ’90 graduated from Liberty University with a B.S. in Business Administration and from Jacksonville University with a Masters of Business Administration. He was a member of the ESJ Alumni Board from 2002-2004, currently serves on Episcopal’s Board of Trustees and is a core committee member for Lead the Way Capital Campaign. He is a member of the 50 by fifty Society, the 1966 Society and the Mary Packer Cummings Society. David is President and CEO for Scott-McRae Group. He and his wife Cara have four children, one of whom is a student at Episcopal.
Danielle and Arnie Tritt '81
New Parent Chairs
Danielle and Arnie Tritt ’81 are parents of Lillie ’19 and Lee-Ford ’22. Arnie serves on the Advance Gifts Committee for Lead the Way Capital Campaign. He is also involved with the Alumni Association where he served on the Board for seven years and received the Alumnus of The Year Award in 2012-13. Tritt and Associates, P.A., his law firm, has been a Corporate Partner for the past three years.
Mary Lanier Cook '94 and Barham Cook
Middle School Chairs
Mary Lanier Cook ’94 and Barham Cook are proud parents to William ’20. While at Episcopal Mary was involved with rowing and a member of the Cum Laude Society. Mary enjoys her time getting involved with the Alumni Association where she was a committee member for the Guardian Award and Reunion Weekend. Mary served on the committee for Episcopal’s annual fundraising gala Celebration 2015 - Under the Big Top. Barham is the Chief Operating Officer of Southeastern Pathology Associates and Mary volunteers at St. Mark's Episcopal Day School where their other two children attend.
Upper School Chair
Denise Thomas is the parent of Walker ’14 and Gabe ’18. This year is her third year representing The Episcopal Fund, and she has supported this campaign since Walker entered Episcopal in ninth grade. Denise served on the committee for Episcopal’s annual fundraising gala Celebration 2015 – Under the Big Top. Denise is a first vice president in the Private Wealth Division of SunTrust Investment Services, Inc. and is proud that SunTrust was a Corporate Partner last year.
Katrina and Chuck Hosea
Class of 2016 Chairs
Katrina and Chuck Hosea are parents of Benton ’12, Jeanann ’14, Shelby ’16, and Emily ’18. They have supported The Episcopal Fund since Benton entered Episcopal in tenth grade. While attending ESJ, their children have been involved in both the fine arts and athletic programs. Katrina is founder and president of BeeTree Homes and Chuck serves as vice president. They recently opened Inspirational Kitchens by Design, LLC, a kitchen and bath design showroom. Katrina and Chuck are proud that BeeTree has supported Episcopal as a Corporate Partner since 2011.
Kerri Cannon Napoleon '94 and Baker Berg '04
Kerri Cannon Napoleon ’94 graduated from University of Georgia with a B.S. in dietetics. Kerri most remembers the welcoming, encouraging environment that Episcopal provided. She has been a member of Episcopal’s Alumni Board since 2012 and is an Alumni Class Representative. Kerri was involved in the Admissions Committee and the Homecoming Committee over the past few years. She works as a consulting registered dietitian for FamWell MD, Cenegenics and the YMCA. Kerri and her husband Nick have one son.
Baker Berg ’04 graduated from The University of the South in 2008 with a BA in American History. While at Episcopal, Baker was involved with rowing and was a member of the Honor Council. He is currently a member of the Episcopal Alumni Board and is an Alumni Class Representative. Baker works for Coastal Construction Products. Baker and his wife Elizabeth live in Jacksonville.
John Simmons '06
Eagle Society Chair
Johnny Simmons ’06 graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology and currently works in private equity in San Francisco. While at Episcopal, Johnny participated in track, swimming, cross county and was a member of the National Honor Society.
Marie and John Forbes
John and Marie Forbes are the grandparents of Taylor ’16, Grace ’18, and Jackson ’22. Their daughter Anne-Marie Forbes Hulsey graduated from Episcopal in 1995. John and Marie have supported The Episcopal Fund since 1989. They have attended numerous Grandparents’ Day, special programs and activities over the years and most recently Celebration 2015 – Under The Big Top. John is the Founder of U.S. Legal Services and Marie is the President. John and Marie are proud that U.S. Legal Services has supported Episcopal as a Corporate Sponsor.
Cindy and Dave Ball
Parent of Alumni Chairs
Cindy and David Ball have been Episcopal Fund supporters since their children Mackenzie ’10 Keegan ’12 started at Episcopal in 2004. They were our Senior Class Episcopal Fund Chairs when Keegan was a Senior. While at Episcopal, Mackenzie was involved with rowing and Keegan participated in the soccer. David works for Florida Peninsula Insurance and Cindy works at Jacksonville Country Day School.
Faculty and Staff Chair
Brian Francois joined the Episcopal School of Jacksonville in 2008 as a Middle School science teacher. During his tenure he has received the Timothy Award which exemplifies the importance of Christian character on campus and in our community and the Davis Award for Excellence in Teaching. He has sponsored the Friendship Club which pairs students from Episcopal with the North Florida School of Special Education and served as an assistant wrestling coach. Brian is on campus at all hours supporting Middle School students in academics, sports, and arts. Brian and his wife Valerie, of 27 years, have two daughters.
Niels Murphy '88 and Geddes Anderson
Corporate Partner Co-Chairs
Niels Murphy ’88 and Geddes Anderson serve as this year’s co-chairs for Episcopal’s Corporate Partners program. Niels and Geddes founded Murphy & Anderson, P.A. which specializes in business litigation, securities and banking, product liability, personal injury, and arbitration.
Niels serves on the Board of Trustees and on the Lead The Way capital campaign major gifts committee. Niels is a member of the 1966 Society, is a parent representative for The Episcopal Fund and is the Chair for the Golf Tournament. He and his wife, Lynne, are the parents of Connor ’19, Jack ’21, and Tyler.
Geddes is a parent representative for The Episcopal Fund and serves as a new parent ambassador. Geddes and his wife Marla, are the parents of Amelia ’20.
Murphy & Anderson, P.A. has been a Corporate Partner for the past three years.