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 their time, resources, and expertise. The Board is responsible for approving the annual budget, setting policies and procedures, raising funds and awareness, and developing programmatic and strategic plans.

Officers

Deborah Northcross, Chairperson

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

Executive and Governance Committees

Marvin Davis, Vice Chairperson

Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer, ServiceMaster (Retired), Former CMO LifeLock, Vice President Advertising and Brand Management Verizon Wireless.

Independent Wealth Manager

Executive and Marketing Committees (Co-Chair)

Stanton Brown, Treasurer

Senior Credit Analyst

First Horizon Bank

Executive and Finance Committees

Jeni Linkous, Secretary

Senior Relationship Manager

United Capital, A Goldman Sachs Company

Executive and Marketing Committees

Members

Berkeley Burbank

Vice President Development
ALCO Management

Program Committee

Lara Clauson

President

Poshpup Inc.

Development Committee

Amber Floyd

Sr. Asst. City Attorney 
City of Memphis

Governance Committee

Katie Futrell

Director of Children's Ministry 

Redeemer Presbyterian Church

Development Committee

William Halliday

COO/ CCO

SouthernSun Asset Management

Finance and Development Committees (Chair)

Palmer Jones

Director of Online Learning, Education & Wellness

Church Pension Group

Program Committee

Merracle Jordan

Program Coordinator
Porter-Leath

Program Committee

Joann Massey

Director of Business Diversity & Compliance and Title VI Coordinator 

City of Memphis

Development Committee

Celia S. Moore

Executive Director
Exceptional Children and Health Services, Shelby County Schools

Governance Committee (Chair)

Bonnie Voldeng

VP FedEx Freight Direct
FedEx Freight

Marketing Committee (Co-Chair)

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