Who We Are

The DFC senior leadership team brings decades of experience in recreation programming and management, and are dedicated to creating fun, positive experiences for all members and guests.

Feel free to reach out to any or all staff with your questions and feedback. We’d love to hear from you and we look forward to seeing you around the DFC!

Senior Leadership

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Chris joined the DFC in September 2022 and has held roles at a variety of the local Triangle clubs, including stints at both the Farm (2005-2014) and Hollow Rock Racquet & Swim Club (2015-2022). Chris has lived in the Durham / Chapel Hill area for his entire life and enjoys everything this region offers. You can find Chris around town with his wife, Sarah Catherine and their pup Chester Jones. Chris welcomes any and all conversations and is looking to make your DFC experience impeccable!

Patti Allen, Office Manager

Patti Allen

Office Manager


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Lisa Hinkle

fitness & Wellness Coordinator


Lisa joined the DFC team in October of 2021.  She previously worked for Duke at the Center for Living Campus (2001-2004) before moving to SAS Institute for 17 years (2004-2021) where she was an assistant manager of fitness.  She is happy to be back at Duke where she can use her Master's degree daily to help members and their families find the joy and benefits of fitness and wellness.  You can find Lisa teaching classes, personal training clients, planning all our fitness and wellness offerings, answering questions about our fitness center and more all while smiling and having fun!  She shares her love of sports, nature, and being active with her husband and high school aged son.

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Joanna Bertram

Youth & Family Program Coordinator


Andrea Acker, Tennis Director

Andrea Acker

Tennis Director


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Ray Neace

Tennis Pro


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Bob Fustine

Facilities Manager


Bob joined Duke Faculty Club in 2010. He has maintained the facilities and grounds through many changes at the Faculty Club and enjoys seeing its members throughout the year. If he can, Bob will make every effort to see that your experience here is welcoming and enjoyable in having a well maintained facility. He’s always strives to achieve consistent service. He has three grown children with 8 grandkids who he and his wife, Annette travel to see throughout the year. Bob, Annette & Riley (4 paws)  especially love to go camping at the beach and meet up with their children and grandchildren most summers.


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Lisa joined the DFC team in May 2022 as a special projects coordinator and front desk receptionist. Lisa is also a member of the club and you will often find her on the tennis and pickleball courts, participating in clinics, social play or USTA league. Lisa and her family moved to Durham in August 2021 from the Baltimore area. She and her husband have two children. They enjoy going to Duke sporting events and walking their dog Cassie on various trails in the area.

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Tennis Pro



Originally from Rochester, New York, Garrett was a nationally ranked junior tennis player who trained in the Charlotte, NC area before going to college. He was a successful collegiate tennis player and played several pro tournaments before deciding to begin graduate school in the Master of Public Policy at Duke’s Sanford School. Garrett brings his enthusiasm and years of experience coaching beginners to high performance and everyone in between.