Board, Committees + Councils

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

The Frist Art Museum is governed by a board of trustees who provide oversight and determine the strategic direction for the institution. Trustees, who serve voluntarily, are passionate advocates for the mission and vision of the Frist Art Museum. Committees of the board include executive, finance, audit, and human resources. Advisory councils focus on education, marketing, community engagement, and development. One third of the board’s members also serve as trustees for the Frist Art Museum Foundation.

 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Billy Frist, Chair and President
H. Lee Barfield II
Clay Blevins
Laura Chadwick
Elizabeth Dennis
Karyn McLaughlin Frist
Frank M. Garrison, Jr.
Howard C. Gentry
Bob Gordon
Claire M. Gulmi
James Harbison
Aubrey B. Harwell, Jr.
Melvin N. Johnson, DBA
Neil B. Krugman
Wanda Lyle
Ken Melkus
Karen B. Moore
Stephen S. Riven
Jamaal B. Sheats
John Smithwick
Joe N. Steakley
Deborah E. Story
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
W. Lucas Simons
J. Stephen Turner

2020 Gala Co-chairs
Jody Hull
Lise Morrow

Board Intern
Marc J. Adesso


 

FRIST ART MUSEUM COMMITTEES

Executive Committee
Billy Frist, Chair
Frank M. Garrison, Jr.
Howard C. 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 Engagement Council
Howard C. Gentry, Chair
Ramon L. Cisneros
Michael Cooper
Donna DeStefano
Karyn McLaughlin Frist
Jenn Garcia
Aubrey B. Harwell, Jr.
Courtney Adair Johnson
Vanessa Lazón
Alex Macias
Lisa Maddox
Mayra Yu Morales
Cass Teague
Tasneem Tewogbola
Joshua Wagner
Thaxton Waters


Development Council
Clay Bevins, Chair
George Anderson
Leigha Burdick Wallace
Laura Chadwick
Bob Gordon
Peggy S. Kinnard
Neil B. Krugman
Karen B. Moore
Jana Lisle Parham
Joe N. Steakley
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
Corey R. Alexander
David Aydelott
Glen Biggs
Cati Blitz
Meaghan Brady Nelson, PhD
Maya M. Bugg
Carol Crittenden
McLean Fahnestock
Catharine L. Hollifield
Rocky Horton
Carlyle D. Johnson
J.C. Johnson
Melvin N. Johnson, DBA
Midori A. Lockett
Meaghan Brady Nelson, PhD
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
Laura Chadwick
Terry Clements
Genma Holmes
Sharon Kay
Laramey Lawson
Chris McPherson
Brent Meredith
Heather Middleton
Doug Regen
John Sharpe
Daniel Tidwell

 

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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