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, Vice President
Mr. Hunter Hill, Treasurer
Mrs. Heather Thorne, Secretary
Ms. Meera Ballal Attorney-at-Law, Self-employed
Mr. Lance Bloom Senior Associate, Colliers International
Mr. John Carter Cash Musician, Producer, and Owner of Cash Cabin Enterprises, LLC
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 – Vice President
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
Mrs. Grace Rich French Community Volunteer
Mrs. Suzan Gibbs Global Corporate Portfolio Manager, Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation
Mrs. Catherine Gemmato-Smith Managing Director, Jefferies & Co
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 Holm VP of Brand Marketing, U.S. and Canada, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations
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 Communication, National Museum of African American Music
Mrs. Melissa Mahanes Community Volunteer
Mrs. Adrienne McRae Community Volunteer
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
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
Mrs. Sharon Sandahl Pharmacist, Sears Holding Co.
Mr. Shannon Sanders Program Director, Nashville’s 102.1 THE VILLE
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
Mrs. Brooke Trusley Community Volunteer
Mrs. Heather Thorne Community Volunteer – Secretary
Ms. Johnna Watson Executive Vice President, Benefits, Inc.
Mrs. Dallas H. Wilt Community Volunteer
Mrs. Amy Atkinson, Ballet Ball 2019 Co-Chair
Mr. Amos Gott, Ballet Ball 2019 Co-Chair
Mr. George Ritzen, Friends of Nashville Ballet President
Dr. Kara Smith, Young Leader’s 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