Board + Councils

Learn more about the board, committees, and councils who support the Frist

The Frist Art Museum 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 Art Museum, 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 M. Gulmi
James Harbison
Aubrey B. Harwell, Jr.
Melvin N. Johnson, DBA
Ken Melkus
Stephen S. Riven
John Smithwick
Joe N. Steakley
Deborah E. Story
Jay Turner
Julie W. Walker
Gail P. Carr Williams
 


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

Ex Officio
David Briley
Susan H. Edwards, PhD, Executive Director and CEO

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

2019 Gala Co-chairs
Kathleen Estes
Susanne Cato

Board Intern
Corey R. Alexander


 

COMMITTEES OF THE FRIST ART MUSEUM BOARD OF TRUSTEES

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


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

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


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

 

FRIST ART MUSEUM 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 Sehring 
Joshua Wagner
Stephaine Hale Walker, MD, MPH
Tom Ward
Vivian Wynn


Development Council
Joe N. Steakley, Chair
George Anderson
Jean Ann Banker
Clay Blevins
Laura Chadwick
Bob Gordon
Peggy S. Kinnard
Neil B. Krugman
Karen Moore
Jana Lisle Parham
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
Jean Ann Banker
Glen Biggs
Cati Blitz
Maya M. Bugg
Michelle Corvette, PhD
Carol Crittenden
Melissa Dufrechou
McLean Fahnestock
Catharine L. Hollifield
Rocky Horton
Carlyle D. Johnson
Melvin N. Johnson, DBA
Midori A. Lockett
Trip Nicholson
Robin Paris
Marti Profitt-Streuli
Allison Ross
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
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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