Board of Directors

New Ballet Ensemble & School is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.

The Board is composed of community leaders, volunteers and professionals who believe in our mission and freely give of their time, resources and expertise. Among the responsibilities of the Board are approving the annual budget, setting policies and procedures, raising funds and awareness, and participating in developing programmatic and strategic plans.


Deborah Northcross, Chairperson
Executive Director
Southeastern Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (Atlanta, GA)

Marvin Davis, Vice Chairperson
Former Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer

Palmer Jones, Secretary
Director of Online Learning
Church Pension Group

Margaret McLean, Treasurer
Community Volunteer


Stanton Brown
Business Banking Relationship Manager
First Tennessee Bank

Berkeley Burbank
Vice President, Development
Alco Management

Holly Clark
Wealth Advisor, Vice President
Regions Bank

William "Bubba" Halliday
SouthernSun Asset Management

Tim Herburger
Vice President, Municipal Securities Division
Citigroup Global Markets

Jeni Linkous
Senior Relationship Manager
United Capital Financial Life Management

Celia Moore
Executive Director
Exceptional Children & Health Services

Dr. Larry Moore
Associate Professor of Business Law
University of Memphis

Michael Tauer
Glankler Brown, PLLC

Bonnie Voldeng
Director of Marketing
FedEx Services

Founding Board

JW Gibson

Harry L. Goldsmith

Grace Harwood

Barry Lichterman

Lester Lit

Deidre Malone

Martha Ellen Maxwell

Nick Ringel

Juliet Wischmeyer

Terry Sims Saunders

Ham Smythe IV

Linda Sklar