Board + Councils

Learn more about the board, committees, 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 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 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

Billy Frist, Chair and President
Jean Ann Banker
H. Lee Barfield II
Clay Blevins
Laura Chadwick
Karyn McLaughlin Frist
Frank M. Garrison, Jr.
Howard Gentry
Bob Gordon
Claire Gulmi
Jim Harbison
Aubrey B. Harwell, Jr.
Melvin N. Johnson, DBA
Ken Melkus
Stephen S. Riven
Luke Simons
John Smithwick
Joe N. Steakley
Deborah E. Story
Jay Turner
Julie W. Walker
Gail P. Carr Williams
Susan H. Edwards, PhD, Executive Director and CEO


Directors Emeriti
Thomas F. Frist, Jr., MDChair
Kenneth L. Roberts, President
Martha Rivers Ingram

Ex Officio
David Briley
Julie R. Dretler, 2017 Gala Co-Chair
Betsy Wilt, 2017 Gala Co-Chair

Advisors
Peter F. Bird, Jr.
Jack F. Stringham II

Honorary Trustees
Bernice W. Gordon
Ellen H. Martin
J. Stephen Turner

2018 Gala Co-chairs
Dara Russell
Mary Jo Shankle

 

COMMITTEES OF THE FRIST CENTER BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Executive Committee
Billy Frist, Chair
Frank M. Garrison, Jr.
Howard Gentry
Claire Gulmi
Joe N. Steakley
Deborah E. Story
Gail P. Carr Williams


Audit Committee
Claire Gulmi, Chair
Frank M. Garrison
Ken Melkus
Stephen S. Riven
Joe N. Steakley
 

Finance Committee
Frank M. Garrison, Jr. Chair
H. Lee Barfield II
Ken Melkus
Stephen S. Riven
Luke Simons
John Smithwick
Joe N. Steakley
Julie W. Walker


Human Resources Committee
Deborah E. Story, Chair
H. Lee Barfield II
Laura Chadwick
Aubrey B. Harwell, Jr.
Stephen S. Riven

 

FRIST CENTER COUNCILS

Community Marketing and Outreach Council
Howard Gentry, Chair
Allison Barney
Ramon L. Cisneros
Janet Clough
Michael Cooper
Donna DeStefano
Karyn McLaughlin Frist
Beverly Goetzman
Aubrey B. Harwell, Jr.
Brittany Irby
Brenda McSurley
Meghan O'Connor
Virginia Pupo-Walker
Tori Ross
Molly Schring
Joshua Wagner
Stephanie Hale Walker, MD, MPH
Tom Ward
Vivian Wynn


Development Council
Joe N. Steakley, Chair
George Anderson
Jean Ann Banker
Clay Blevins
Laura Chadwick
Jana J. Davis
Bob Gordon
Peggy S. Kinnard
Neil B. Krugman
Jennie McCabe
Jana Lisle Parham
Luke Simons
Julie W. Walker
Stacy Widelitz
Jim T. Womack

Honorary Members
Trish C. Frist
Ronald L. Samuels



Education Council
Gail P. Carr Williams, Chair
Elyse Adler
Maya Alston
Jean Ann Banker
Glen Biggs
Cati Blitz
Michelle Corvette, PhD
Carol Crittenden
Melissa Dufrechou
McLean Fahnestock
Catharine L. Hollifield
Rocky Horton
Carlyle D. Johnson
Melvin N. Johnson, DBA
Nola Jones
Midori A. Lockett
Justin Makemson
Trip Nicholson
Marti Profitt-Streuli
Delia Seigenthaler
Jamaal Sheats
Debrah C. Sickler-Voight, PhD
Shayna Snider
Daryl Wilkinson
Tom Williams
 

Marketing Council
John Smithwick, Chair
Joey Amato
Laura Chadwick
Terry Clements
Genma Holmes
Sharon Kay
Laramey Lawson
Chris McPherson
Brent Meredith
Heather Middleton
Doug Regen
John Sharpe
Gloria M. Sternberg
Daniel Tidwell
Jay Turner

 

EX OFFICIO FOR COUNCILS AND COMMITTEES

Billy Frist, Chair and President
Thomas F. Frist, Jr., MD, Chair Emeritus
Kenneth L. Roberts, President Emeritus
Susan H. Edwards, PhD, Executive Director and CEO

 

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