BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Nashville Ballet is governed by a Board of Directors, a working board of community leaders accountable for making the artistic aspirations and financial well-being of Nashville Ballet its top priorities.
Members of Nashville Ballet’s Board of Directors give their time, talents and treasures to further the organization’s goals.
Executive officers serve one-year terms, and lead board members who continuously work to further the mission of Nashville Ballet within the community.
Board members are elected to three-year terms and are an integral part of Nashville Ballet.
Mr. Neil B. Krugman, President
Mrs. Jennifer Puryear, President-Elect
Mr. Hunter Hill, Treasurer
Mrs. Barbara Turner, Secretary
Ms. Meera Ballal Attorney-at-Law, Self-employed
Mr. Lance Bloom Senior Associate, CBRE
Dr. Elizabeth Cato Utilization Management Medical Director, Evolent Health
Dr. Kerri Cavanaugh Assistant Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University
Mrs. Monica Cintado-Scokin Vice President, HCA
Mrs. Laura Cooper Freelance Writer, Self-employed
Mrs. Allison Cotton Employment Counsel, CHSPSC
Mrs. Laura Currie Community Volunteer
Mr. Sam Dashiell Senior Vice President and Investment Counselor, Capital Group Private Client Services
Mrs. Emmely M. Duncan Director of Operations, Hope Clinic for Women
Mrs. Laurie Gold Eskind Community Volunteer
Mrs. Suzan Gibbs Global Corporate Portfolio Manager, Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation
Mrs. Catherine Gemmato-Smith Managing Director, Jefferies & Co
Mr. William L. Haralson Community Volunteer
Mr. Gerard M. Hayden, Jr. Senior Vice President & CFO, Health Stream, Inc.
Mrs. Kay Heller Owner, Rare Prints Gallery of Franklin, TN
Dr. Anna Hemnes Pulmonary & Critical Care Physician and Faculty Member, Vanderbilt Medical Center
Mrs. Kindy Hensler Sales Associate, Parks in the Gulch Realty
Mr. Hunter Hill Associate, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey - Treasurer
Mrs. Amber C. Holm VP, Brand Marketing, US & Canada, Bridgestone
Mr. Mark Humphreys CEO, Humphreys & Partners Architects
Mrs. Martha Ivester Head of Google Fiber Operations in Nashville, Google, Inc.
Ms. Charlyn Jarrells Walmart SVP, Chief Diversity Officer (Retired)
Mrs. Susan Short Jones Senior Corporate Counsel, HCA
Mr. Edward W. Joyner III Vice President, Joyner & Hogan Printing Company
Mrs. Mary Morgan Ketchel Community Volunteer
Mr. Neil B. Krugman Partner, Waller Law—President
Mr. Sylvain LaPointe Owner, Royal Alliance Associates, Inc.
Mrs. Dionne Lucas Director of Marketing and Communications, National Museum of African American Music
Mrs. Melissa Mahanes Community Volunteer
Mrs. Adrienne McRae Community Volunteer, Co-Chair Ballet Ball 2018
Mr. Donald R. Moody Partner, Waller Law
Mr. Roger Moore Associate Dean, Principal Senior Lecturer, Vanderbilt University
Mr. James F. Munro Community Volunteer
Mrs. Anissa Nelson-Carlisle Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP
Mr. Stephen Peluso Senior VP, Trust Advisor, Regions Bank
Mrs. Jennifer Puryear Community Volunteer—President-Elect
Mrs. Sarah Reisner Partner, Manier & Herod
Mr. Kyle Rybczyk Family Nurse Practitioner and Clinic Coordinator, Vanderbilt HIV Vaccine Program
Mrs. Sharon Sandahl Pharmacist, Sears Holding Co.
Mr. Shannon Sanders Program Director, Nashville’s 102.1 THE VILLE
Mrs. Vee Vee Scott Community Volunteer
Mrs. Mary Jo Shankle Community Volunteer
Mr. Daniel S. Slipkovich Founder, Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, Capella Health
Mr. Joe Sowell Chief Development Officer, HCA
Mrs. Julie Stadler CEO, Dance Network
Ms. Angie Swinford Senior Vice President- Credit Advisor, Pinnacle Financial Partners
Mrs. Heather Thorne Community Volunteer
Mrs. Barbara Turner Community Volunteer—Secretary
Ms. Johnna Watson Executive Vice President, Benefits, Inc.
Mr. Bradley D. Wensel Vice President, Healthgrades
Mrs. Dallas H. Wilt Community Volunteer
Ms. Katelyn Hamaker, Young Leaders Intern
Mr. George Ritzen, Friends of Nashville Ballet President
Mrs. Suzanne Smothers, Co-Chair Ballet Ball 2018
Nashville Ballet is also supported by a group of dedicated arts philanthropists who advocate for the ballet, ensuring its longevity as a world-class performing arts organization integral in the cultural tapestry of Nashville and beyond. They provide valuable guidance to board members and administrative staff. They are long-time supporters and advocates for Nashville Ballet with strong ties to the organization’s history.
Mrs. Hunter Armistead
Mrs. Anita Baltimore
Mrs. Lucius W. Carroll II
Mrs. John R. Cheadle, Jr.
Mr. Gary B. Crigger
Mrs. Robert V. Dale
Mrs. Ralph W. Davis, Jr.
Mr. Patrick G. Emery
Mrs. Annette S. Eskind
Ms. Karyn Frist
Mrs. James F. Gallivan
Mr. Don Greene
Mr. H. Lynn Greer, Jr.
Dr. Morel Enoch Harvey
Mrs. Martha R. Ingram
Mrs. Amy M. Joyner
Mr. Eugene Lotochinski
Mrs. Ellen H. Martin
Mrs. Cathy C. McLure
Mr. Lannie Walker Neal, Jr.
Mrs. Elizabeth Litterer Nichols
Mrs. Emily J. Noel
Mrs. Stuart R. Reeve
Mr. Dudley C. Richter
Mrs. Jack W. Shepherd
Mrs. Lucy S. Smith
Mrs. Leah E. Sohr
Mr. Jim Todd
Mrs. Louis B. Todd, Jr.
Mrs. Claire W. Tucker
Mrs. Robert F. Weigel