2017-18 Board of Trustees


As the nation’s oldest professional theatre for young audiences, Nashville Children’s Theatre has deep roots in and a long history with the community.  Our Board of Trustees represent a diverse cross-section of Nashville and the surrounding areas. While many of our members either have children who participate in NCT’s programs, or grew up participating themselves, others simply share our belief that a cultural heritage is the right of ALL children.

For information about NCT's Board of Trustees, contact Reed Hummell at 615-254-9103.



Jamie Eskind, Chair
Community Volunteer
Emily Slattery, Vice Chair 
Keel Point, LLC
Annette Sisson, Secretary
Belmont University
Amy Ward, Treasurer


Craige Hoover // SouthCreek
Bill Purcell // Farmer Purcell White & Lassiter, PLLC
Richard Tatum // Avintus


Chip Blaufuss // HCA
Megan Brearey // Fifth Third Bank
Matt Chinn // East Bank Entertainment
Ruby Harper Cooper // Community Volunteer
Liz Denning // Gamma Blast
Lindsay Fa // Producer
Reegus Flenory // Actor, Videographer
The Honorable Erica Gilmore // Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County
Andrew Goldner // GrowthX
K. Clay Haynes //Oak Tree Properties
Jennifer Hill // Junior League Liaison // Nashville Public Education Fdn
Gretchen James // Common Cents Systems
Greg Lewis // Tennessee Center for Family Business
Mollie Mann // The Booking Group
Joyce McDaniel // The Ferrell McDaniel Company
Jael Fuentes-Molina // Harvest Hands CDC
Perri duGard Owens // duGard Communications
Stephen Peluso // Regions Bank
Andrea Perry // Bone McAllester Norton, PLLC
Marcy Rehse // Tennessee Autism Consulting and Therapy, LLC
Roger Rochelle // First Tennessee Bank
Maria M. Salas // Metropolitan Nashville Davidson County
Jim Williamson // Nashville After Zone Alliance - Martha O'Bryan Center


Board Development & Nominating // Emily Slattery, Chair
Development // Stephen Peluso, Chair
Executive // Jamie Eskind, Chair
Finance // Amy Ward, Chair
Marketing and Public Relations // Liz Denning, Perri duGard Owens, Co-Chairs
Special Events // Marcy Rehse, Chair
Strategic Planning // Craige Hoover, Chair


Shauna Billingsley // City of Franklin
Colleen S. Bracken // HCA
Jaime DeRensis // Baker Donelson
Rebecca Finley // Executive Aura
John R. (Robbie) Hayes // WSP USA
Brittany Irby // Nashville Public Education Foundation
Janet Ivey // Janet's Planet
Jennifer Kraus // NewsChannel 5
Michael "Diallo" McLendon // Artist and Community Organizer
Katherine Lay Miller // Project Cure
Erin Morrison // Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Theo Morrison // Morrison Capital Strategies
Marty Mulford // Nashville Predators
Jim Nickle // Smallwood Nickle
Trayte Peters // Community Leader
Tamanna Qureshi // Attorney
Jim Schmidt // Schmidt Government Solutions
Kristen Tompkins // Human and Organizational Development, Vanderbilt University
Monica Urness // Symmetry Counseling
David Jon Walker // Artist, Graphic Designer, Educator
Susan Wood //Music Educator