Linda Koon – Board President
A graduate of Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt Law School, Linda practiced law at Sherrard, Roe, Voigt and Harbison, PLC, until her retirement. She was elected a Fellow of the Tennessee Bar Association and served as officer and committee chair for the Nashville Bar Association. She has been active in the community, also, serving on Boards of Directors of numerous organizations, including McNeilly Day Home, Nashville Ballet, Economic Club of Nashville (formerly Exchange Club), Nashville Women’s Breakfast Club, Martha O’Bryan Center (Chair), Martha O’Bryan Foundation (Chair), W. O. Smith Music School, Belmont Mansion, Inc. (Secretary), and Belmont Mansion Foundation. She is a member of the College of Elders at Westminster Presbyterian Church.
Karen Weir – Vice-President
Kelly Christie – Secretary
Kelly, a native of Toronto, Ontario, has made Nashville her home where she is the Assistant Dean of Academic Programs and Student Life at Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management. A love of music and an enriching high school choral program motivated Kelly to seek out choral opportunities in Nashville, the first of which was the Vanderbilt Community Chorus. Kelly was a founding member and choir president of the Vanderbilt Community Chorus for ten years. The outstanding music program at Westminster Presbyterian Church drew Kelly to the Westminster Choir where she has been singing since 2004 and for which she has also held the position of choir president. Most recently, Kelly has served in an advisory role with Portara Ensemble. Kelly and her husband Bill are patrons of the Hudson Music Theatre near Montreal, Canada, the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada, the Tennessee Repertory Theatre and the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, whose recordings have received seven GRAMMY® awards. Kelly currently serves on the Board of Vox Grata.
St. Clair Blue – Treasurer
Franco Scaramuzza – Marketing Committee
Jennie Renwick – Development Committee
Sallie Bailey – Beneficiary Committee
Sallie Bailey is an avid supporter of the arts in Nashville, having participated herself in school and church choirs. In addition, she has served nonprofit organizations in numerous capacities including her tenures on the Board of Directors of the Women’s Fund, the YWCA, the Academy for Women of Achievement, the Girl Scout Council of Cumberland Valley, Leadership Nashville, Ensworth School, Harpeth Hall, and Junior League of Nashville.
Sallie graduated from the University of Kentucky and has worked in Development and Alumni Relations at Vanderbilt University, in addition to being employed at Bank of America, Nashville.
Susan Hassell – Marketing Committee
Susan serves as Vice President, Marketing and Corporate Communications at Quorum Health Resources and leads Quorum’s strategic marketing efforts and corporate communications. She also manages Quorum’s brand and supports the business development process with innovative lead generation strategies. Susan has worked for nearly 30 years in healthcare marketing with Quorum.
Susan has also provided leadership to a variety of community organizations over the past 30 years, including:
• President and board member, Nashville American Marketing Association
• President and board member, Crittenton Services
• Elder, Westminster Presbyterian Church
• Sustaining member/former board member, Junior League of Nashville [/su_spoiler]
Jane Kirchner – Beneficiary Committee
Jane, associate professor of flute emerita and long-time associate dean at Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music, has, since retiring, devoted herself to grand-twins, church, gardening, and choral singing (a love and avocation — despite the fact that God didn’t give her much of a voice — since age 5). An audience member at Vox Grata’s premier performance, she longed, from that moment, to join the group. A member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, she sings in the choir and plays in two handbell choirs, and still gets the flute out occasionally as well. In her previous life, she was a member of the Nashville Symphony, a charter member of the Blair Woodwind Quintet, and appeared in various chamber music settings on national public radio, national educational television, and at the National Flute Association convention, as well as serving as clinician and adjudicator at local, regional, and national levels. Ten years prior to her retirement, students, former students, and the Potter Trust collaborated to name the Blair School flute studio in her honor.
Doug MacCallum – Ex-Officio and Development Committee
Doug has been involved in music his entire life. His mother was a professional singer as a soloist and soprano lead with the Kinders Three, a popular vocal trio on KDKA Radio and NBC Radio from the early 1940’s into the mid 1950’s. Doug’s father was a paid singer at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Pittsburgh from childhood until university. His grandparents were also professional musicians, his grandfather a tenor soloist and his grandmother a pianist and organist for over 40 years in the Pittsburgh area.
Before graduating from Otterbein College in Westerville, OH with a B.A. in Business Administration, Doug performed as a lead in two operas, sang in the Otterbein Concert Choir for four years, and also sang in the pop vocal ensemble Opus Zero. Since college Doug has sung with the Kingston, Ontario Pro Arte Singers under Thomas Baker, the Santa Clarita Singers in California under Janine Wagner (daughter of famed choral conductor, Roger Wagner), Belle Voci at Belmont University, and the Nashville Symphony Chorus. He continues to sing regularly at Westminster Presbyterian Church Nashville and also at Second Presbyterian Church, where his wife serves as Director of Music Ministry.
In his business career, Doug previously led two Fortune 400 corporation subsidiaries over a twenty-five year period. In 2007 he co-founded One Systems, Inc., a high quality manufacturer of Direct Weather Loudspeakers, where he continues to serve as president.
Jeanette MacCallum – Ex Officio, Founder & Artistic Director