Boards + Councils

Learn more about the boards and councils who support the Frist

The Frist Center for the Visual Arts is fortunate to have the advice and counsel of an engaged board of trustees, the members of which advise Frist Center staff. The members of this outstanding and accomplished body have been instrumental in setting the strategic direction and charting the course of the institution. The board of trustees is supported by a body of advisory councils that are invaluable in education, marketing, community outreach, and development resources. These committed volunteers make themselves available to staff to offer advice, advocate for the Frist Center, and act as sounding boards for matters large and small. 

 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

William R. Frist, Chair & President
Frist Capital

Jean Ann Banker
H. Lee Barfield II, Bass, Berry & Sims, PLC
Laura Chadwick
Karyn M. Frist
Frank M. Garrison, Overton Capital, LLC
Howard Gentry, Office of Criminal Court Clerk
Bob Gordon
Claire Gulmi
Aubrey B. Harwell, Jr., Neal & Harwell, PLC
Marlene Hays
Melvin N. Johnson, D.B.A.
Ellen H. Martin
Michael J. McBride, Visual Artist
Richard C. McCarty, Vanderbilt University
Ken Melkus, Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
Robin I. Patton
Stephen S. Riven, Avondale Partners
Luke Simons
Joe N. Steakley
Gloria M. Sternberg
Deborah E. Story
Jay Turner
Julie W. Walker
Gail P. Carr Williams
Susan H. Edwards, Ph.D., Executive Director and CEO, Frist Center for the Visual Arts


Directors Emeriti:
Thomas F. Frist, Jr., M.D., HCA
Kenneth L. Roberts, The Frist Foundation
Martha Rivers Ingram, Ingram Industries, Inc.

Ex-officio:
Karl F. Dean, Mayor, Metropolitan Nashville
Diane Neighbors, Vice Mayor, Metropolitan Nashville

Gala Co-chairs 2015:
Debbie Best 
Caroline McNeilly


Advisors:
Peter F. Bird, Jr., The Frist Foundation
Jack F. Stringham II, Legal Counsel/Secretary, Bone, McAllester, Norton

Honorary Trustees established in 2012:
Bernice W. Gordon
J. Stephen Turner, Butler's Run, LLC


 

COMMUNITY MARKETING & OUTREACH

Board Members:
Howard Gentry, Chair, Office of Criminal Court Clerk
Karyn M. Frist
Bernice W. Gordon
Aubrey B. Harwell, Jr., Neal & Harwell, PLC
Michael J. McBride, Visual Artist
Diane Neighbors, Vice Mayor

Ex-officio:
William R. Frist, Board Chair & President

Directors Emeriti:
Thomas F. Frist, Jr, M.D.
Kenneth L. Roberts

Members:
Ramon L. Cisneros, La Campana
Janet Clough
Michael Cooper
Laura Delgado
Donna DeStefano, Tennessee Disability Coalition
Peskhout Duski, KAYO
Maribeth Farringer, Council on Aging
Beverly Goetzman, MNPS Student Services
Kim Johnson
Brenda McSurley, Metro Parks & Recreation
Pat Patrick, Tennessee Repertory Theatre
Judy Rye, Martha O'Bryan Center
Hershell A. Warren, J.D., M.B.A.
Vivian Wynn



DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

Board Members:
Joe Steakley, Chair, HCA Healthcare
Laura Chadwick
Ellen Martin
Luke Simons
Gloria Sternberg

Ex-officio
William R. Frist. Board Chair & President

Directors Emeriti
Thomas F. Frist, Jr, M.D.
Kenneth L. Roberts

Board Intern
Crystal Churchwell

Members
Dave Alexander, M.D.
Jean Ann Banker
Clay Blevins
Jana J. Davis, HCA
Brad P. Ferguson, Renasant Bank
Matt Hamilton, CPA, Clear Payments, Inc.
Roy Jordon, Northwestern Mutual
Peggy S. Kinnard
Neil B. Krugman, Dickinson Wright
Shannone R. Raybon
Joyce A. Vise
Jan Young, Dream Systems
John E. Wade, Wunderlich Securities, Inc.
Connie White, Fifth Third Bank
Jana Lisle Parham, UBS Financial Services, Inc.
Jim T. Womack, Montgomery Bell Academy
Bob Gordon


Honorary Members:
Trish C. Frist
Ronald L. Samuels, Avenue Bank



EDUCATION COUNCIL

Board Members:
Melvin N. Johnson, D.B.A., Chair
Karl F. Dean, Mayor
Michael J. McBride, Visual Artist
Diane Neighbors, Vice Mayor
Julie W. Walker

Ex-officio:
William R. Frist, Board Chair & President

Directors Emeriti:
Thomas F. Frist, Jr., M.D.
Kenneth L. Roberts

Members:
Elyse Adler, Nashville Public Library
Susie Bonner
Paul Collins, Austin Peay University
Carol Crittenden, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools
John Faulkner, Ensworth High School
Dr. Paul L. Grigsby
Everton A. Heron, EMG
Catharine L. Hollifield, Montgomery Bell Academy
Rocky Horton, Lipscomb University
Terah Huber
Sally Levine
Ellen Meyer, Watkins College of Art, Design & Film
Dr. Bonnie Rushlow, Middle Tennessee State University
Susan Spurgeon, Frist Center Docent
Benigno Trigo
Tom Ward, Oasis Center; Youth Opportunity Center
Daryl Wilkinson, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools
Bob Wilson
Mel Ziegler, Vanderbilt Studio Arts Department
 


MARKETING COUNCIL

John Smithwick, Chair

Board Members
Laura Chadwick
Marlene Hays
Robin I. Patton
Jay Turner, Marketstreet Equities Company

Ex-officio
William R. Frist, Board Chair & President

Directors Emeriti
Thomas F. Frist, Jr., M.D. 
Kenneth L. Roberts

Members
Joey Amato, OUTreach Public Relations
Terry Clements, Nashville Convention & Visitors Corporation
Beth Fortune, Vanderbilt University
Laramey Lawson, Gish, Sherwood & Friends
Chris McPherson, Firefly Logic
Brent Meredith, Vanderbilt's Peabody College
Heather Middleton, Nashville Convention & Visitors Corporation
Doug Regen
John Sharpe, BOHAN Advertising/Marketing
Daniel Tidwell, Nashville Public Television
Adelaide Vienneau, Monroe Carrell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

 

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