Staff & Board

Collage Dance Collective
photo: Melissa Sweazy

Get to know our team.


Nur Abdalla
Nur Abdalla
Community Impact Manager
[email protected]
direct: 901.779.4248
Josie Ballin
Josie Ballin
Director of Donor Engagement and Communications
[email protected]
direct: 901.341.0401
Colleen Chandler
Colleen Chandler
Development Manager

[email protected]
direct: 901.341.0403
Bryce Goodloe
Bryce Goodloe
Program and Operations Manager
[email protected]
direct: 901.682.4701
Tracy Lauritzen Wright
Tracy Lauritzen Wright
Chief Operating Officer

[email protected]
direct: 901.341.0407
Elizabeth Rouse
Elizabeth Rouse
President & Chief Executive Officer

[email protected]
direct: 901.341.0410 
Julie Wiklund
Julie Wiklund
Chief Financial Officer
direct: 901.341.0404

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Kathy Gale Uhlhorn 

Dr. Russ Wigginton  Vice Chair
President, National Civil Rights Museum
Jon Moorehead  Secretary
Audit & Assurance Partner, Deloitte 

Mary Hopkins Treasurer
Finance Sr. Director – Strategic Projects, International Paper
Bruce B. Hopkins  
Retired Chairman, First Horizon
Martin Hand
Chief Donor Officer, ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Pat Danehy Immediate Past Chair
Principal, NewSouth Capital Management
Trow Gillespie
President, NewSouth Capital Management
Juanita Ortiz
Senior Manager, Consilience Group, LLC
Gary Wunderlich
Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Live Oak Merchant Partners
                  Oscar Adams
                   Director of Product Marketing – Fixed Income, Raymond James
                  Bo Allen
                   West Tennessee, Arkansas, North Mississippi Region President, First Horizon
         John Bass
Director, Mike Curb Institute for Music at Rhodes College
C. David Biggers, Jr.
Senior Counsel, ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
                  Michael Campanaro
                   VP, IT, AutoZone
                  Bill Carkeet, Jr.
                   Founder, Oden & Associates
                  Kate Connell
                   Investment Manager, Gilliland Investments
                  Bob Craddock
                   Partner, Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP
                  Michael Drake
                   President, JM Drake Enterprises
                  Lowry Howell
Senior Analyst, Principal - Southeastern Asset Management
                  Rachel Jackson
Managing Director, Colleague Resources Americas - Sedgwick
                  Dianne Mall
                   Carl E. Moore
                   Visual Artist | Senior Graphic Designer, WREG-TV                 
                  Reginald R. Paige, Sr.
                   Associate General Counsel, Sylvamo North America
                  Bo White
Lead Tax Counsel, FedEx Corporation
                  Kera Wright
                   Chief Financial Officer, ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

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