Our People

Our people—staff, board members, coaches and volunteers—are dedicated to ensuring a positive experience for every participant and family. Learn more about the individuals who bring our mission and vision to life.

Our Staff

Wynne Speir

Executive Director

Catherine Owen

Operations Manager


Our Board

Anne DeBardeleben, Chair

Chief Marketing Officer, Steward Machine Co.

Tyler Novak, Immediate Past Chair

General Counsel, EBSCO Industries

Susannah Baker, Development Chair

Community Volunteer

Jonathan Geisen, Governance Chair

Shareholder, Baker Donelson

Carolyn Thagard, Treasurer

SBIC Portfolio Manager, Regions Bank

Liz Kerr, Secretary

Community Volunteer

Margaret Lacey, Junior Board Chair

Community Volunteer

Brad Robertson

Partner, Bradley Arant

Meg Wilson

Wilson Connect Group


Young Professionals Board

Margaret Lacey

Junior Board Chair

Laura Cater

Junior Board Member

Cynthia Hicks

Junior Board Member

Erika Vargas

Junior Board Member

Laura Smith

Junior Board Member

Abby Jo Askins

Junior Board Member

Katie Bromberg

Board Member

Our Culture

Our mission, vision and core values are at the heart of everything we do. Learn more about our organization, our commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity and access, and how you can join our team.