Staff & Board

Collage Dance Collective
photo: Melissa Sweazy

Get to know our team.



    Josie Ballin
    Director of Marketing and Donor Engagement

    [email protected]
    direct: 901.341.0401
Colleen McCartney
    Colleen Chandler
    Grants & Initiatives Manager

    [email protected]
    direct: 901.341.0403
   Tracy Lauritzen Wright
   Chief Operating Officer

    [email protected]
    direct: 901.341.0407
Ellen Lester

    Ellen Lester

    Chief Financial Officer

    [email protected]
    direct: 901.341.0404

    Kelsea Lewis

    Development & Operations Coordinator

    [email protected]
    direct: 901.578.2787

Elizabeth Rouse

    Elizabeth Rouse
    President & Chief Executive Officer

    [email protected]
    direct: 901.341.0410 


Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Pat Danehy Chair
Principal, NewSouth Capital Management

Kathy Gale Uhlhorn 
Vice Chair

Jon Moorehead  
Audit & Assurance Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP
Dr. Russ Wigginton, Secretary
Chief Postsecondary Impact Officer, State Collaborative on Reforming Education

Bruce B. Hopkins  

Retired Chairman, First Horizon

Greg Baudoin

Owner, Greg Baudoin Interior Design

Trow Gillespie
President, NewSouth Capital Management

Lucy Lee, 
Immediate Past Chair

Gary Wunderlich

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Live Oak Merchant Partners

Oscar Adams
SVP, Trading Strategies Group, Vining Sparks
Bo Allen
West Tennessee Region President, First Horizon
C. David Biggers, Jr.
Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office
Michael Campanaro
VP, IT, AutoZone
Bill Carkeet, Jr.
Founder, Oden & Associates
Kate Connell
Investment Manager, Gilliland Investments

Bob Craddock
Partner, Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP
Maysey Craddock
Michael Drake
President, JM Drake Enterprises
Martin Hand
Chief Donor Officer, ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Whitney Hardy
Founder & Executive Director, 3RDSPACE / Chief Capacity Officer, Epicenter

Mary Hopkins
VP, Chief Accounting Officer, Terminix
Dianne Mall
Juanita Ortiz
Reginald R. Paige, Sr.
Associate General Counsel, Evergreen Packaging, LLC
Ashley Patterson, Reaves Law Firm
Ron Walter
President & General Manager, WREG-TV Channel 3

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