2022-23 Leadership

Mary Ford – Mary first moved to High Point in 2001, and she and her husband Jay now live in their second house in the neighborhood. They appreciate the community of neighbors and the beautiful natural environment in High Point. She is an active runner, and she and Jay enjoy running and walking throughout the neighborhood. Mary’s professional career has focused on sales and marketing leadership positions for technology companies, and she has over 15 years of experience serving on non-profit boards. She joined the HPCA board in 2016.
VP, City Relations
Bill Gannon – Moved with his family to Sandy Springs in 1961 and has lived in the High Point area for 16 years. Bill worked as a volunteer to create the city of Sandy Springs, and he remains active in city politics. He also serves on the Sports Network Board of Children’s Healthcare. Bill is a financial consultant to Atlanta area construction companies. His son attended High Point Elementary, Ridgeview Middle and Riverwood International Charter schools. His wife Janet is an artist.
VP, Communications
Sally Hogsette Patton – Sally is from Atlanta, and she and her husband Neal moved to Sandy Springs in 2015.    For most of her 30-year legal career, she practiced law with Delta Air Lines, specializing in international law.   After retiring from Delta in 2009, she served as Executive Director of the Atlanta Bar Foundation, retiring (again!) in 2014.  She now serves as an active community volunteer, enjoys working on behalf of the High Point residents, and loves living in Sandy Springs.
Chris Laird – Chris moved to the High Point area in 1993 with his wife Mary and his two sons who are now both grown.  Chris is an adult leader of BSA Troop 370 of St. James United Methodist Church and has been on the HPCA Board since 2007.
Joe Shanley – Joe moved to the High Point area in 2012 and has lived in Atlanta since 1986.  He has been in the residential mortgage business since 1991 and currently works for Guaranteed Rate.
Immediate Past President/Membership
Duffy Hickey – Duffy moved to the High Point area in 1994 with his wife Robin and (now grown) son and daughter. Both children have had hugely successful experiences at High Point Elementary, Ridgeview Middle and Riverwood International Charter schools. Duffy is a long-time attendee and supporter of the Highpoint Episcopal Community Church, a neighborhood networker and 24-year host of a spring “Dead End Party” cookout and covered dish neighbors’ gathering. He has been on the HPCA Board since 2013. Email Duffy if you would like more information about High Point Civic Association.
Jennifer Barnes – Jennifer moved to the High Point area in 1999.  She is a 25-year real estate veteran with Keller Williams Realty Peachtree Road.  She is interested in protecting and advancing real estate values in the area, as well as encouraging a fun, inviting and engaging community in which to live, work and play.
Norris Broyles - Norris and his wife Kathy have been High Point residents since 1988. Their children attended High Point Elementary, Ridgeview, Riverwood and North Springs schools. They are members of the Highpoint Episcopal Community Church, and Norris is on the boards of the Blue Heron Nature Preserve and The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation. Norris is an architect and Kathy an artist.
Lindsay Mullen – Lindsay has lived in the High Point area since 2009 and in the Atlanta area since 2005. She has a daughter and son who both are currently attending a High Point school.  Lindsay has been a local State Farm Agent since 2010. 


Robin Conklin Sheila Cornelius Sallie Duncan Mendy Eskew
Mike Etersque Anne Henderson Charlie Kontz Keith Kyle
Paul Marotte Susan Mazier Marc Musgrove Matt Payne
Leslie Rose      
Not Pictured: Yonaton Hambourger, Frank Harris, Colin Hubbard, Katherine McCormick, Merrill Nemeroff, Jamie Pennington, Ruth Sprinkle