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.
Mrs. Jennifer Puryear, President
Mrs. Laura Currie, President-Elect
Mrs. Suzan Gibbs Ilic, Treasurer
Mrs. Heather Thorne, Secretary
Ms. Meera Ballal - Attorney-at-Law, Self-employed
Mr. Lance Bloom - Senior Associate, Colliers International
Ms. LaDonna Boyd - Chief Executive Officer, R.H. Boyd Publishing Corp.
Mr. John Carter Cash - Musician, Producer, and Owner of Cash Cabin Enterprises, LLC
Dr. Elizabeth Cato - Utilization Management Medical Director, Evolent Health
Mrs. Monica Cintado-Scokin - Vice President, HCA
Mrs. Allison Cotton - Employment Counsel, CHSPSC, Co-Chair Ballet Ball 2020
Mrs. Laura Currie - Community Volunteer – President-Elect
Mr. Sam Dashiell - Senior Vice President and Investment Counselor, Capital Group Private Client Services
Mrs. Patricia Eastwood - Senior Corporate Counsel, Caterpillar
Mrs. Laurie Gold Eskind - Community Volunteer
Mr. Brian T. Fitzpatrick - Associate Professor, Vanderbilt Law School
Mrs. Grace Rich French - Community Volunteer
Mrs. Catherine Gemmato-Smith - Managing Director, Jefferies & Co
Mrs. Frederick S. Grace - Community Volunteer
Mrs. Suzan Gibbs Ilic - Global Corporate Portfolio Manager, Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation - Treasurer
Mr. Amos E. Gott - President and Creative Director, AmosEvents
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
Mrs. Amber Holm - Vice President of Brand Marketing, U.S. and Canada, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations
Mrs. Emily Humphreys - Community Volunteer, Co-Chair Ballet Ball 2020
Ms. Charlyn Jarrells - Walmart SVP, Chief Diversity Officer (Retired)
Mrs. Susan Short Jones - Senior Corporate Counsel, HCA
Mrs. Mary Morgan Ketchel - Community Volunteer
Mr. Neil B. Krugman - Partner, Waller Law— Immediate Past President
Mr. Sylvain Lapointe - Owner, Royal Alliance Associates, Inc.
Mrs. Dionne Lucas - Director of Marketing and Communications at National Museum of African American Music
Mrs. Melissa Mahanes - Community Volunteer
Mrs. Adrienne McRae - Community Volunteer
Mr. Roger Moore - Associate Dean, Principal Senior Lecturer, Vanderbilt University
Mr. James F. Munro - Community Volunteer
Mrs. Anissa Nelson-Carlisle - Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP
Mrs. Jessica Osaki - Product Operations Manager, Google
Mr. Stephen Peluso - Senior VP, Trust Advisor, Regions Bank
Mr. Brant Phillips - Chair of Litigation Group, Bass Berry & Sims
Mrs. Jennifer Puryear - Community Volunteer—President
Mr. Shannon Sanders - Program Director, Nashville’s 102.1 THE VILLE
Dr. Kara Smith - Associate Professor, Belmont University
Mr. Joe Sowell - Chief Development Officer, HCA
Mrs. Heather Thorne - Community Volunteer – Secretary
Mrs. Brooke Trusley - Community Volunteer
Mrs. Kimberly Novosel Revereza, Friends of Nashville Ballet President
Ms. Lindsay A. Youngbauer, Young Leaders Council intern
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.
Mr. Bill Haralson
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
Ms. Linda Coss Reeve
Mr. Dudley C. Richter
Mrs. Jack W. Shepherd
Mrs. Lucy S. Smith
Mrs. Leah E. Sohr
Mr. Jim Todd
Mrs. Claire W. Tucker
Mrs. Robert F. Weigel