Meet the Team

Who are we?


We are playful and passionate experimenters.
We think big, embrace risk, and evolve our ideas in order to lead.
We are collaborative with each other and our whole community.
We foster diversity, curiosity, and creativity to make our experience unique

Senior Leadership Team

leah melber, Ph.D.

President & CEO

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Karen Musacchio

Chief Business Officer

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Joel Abramson

Chief Development Officer

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Suzanna Best

VP of Marketing & Communications

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VP of Exhibits & Experiences

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People & Culture Manager

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Allie Bearer

Informal Engagement Manager

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Senior Accounting Manager

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Lindsey calhoun

Senior Coordinator of Experience Planning

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Jeff Cody

Facilities Manager

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Stacey Littrell 

Program Coordinator

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Events & Public Programs Manager

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Michelle pruett

Institutional Giving Manager

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Jacqueline Bosch

Development Coordinator

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Kristy Conlon

Guest Services Manager

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Jason Moeller

Homeschool Instructor

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Adrienne Battle, EdD* Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools
Nicole Baxter, HCA Healthcare
Josh Dailey, Ingram Content Group
Erin Foglia*, Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp
John T. Gawaluck, EY (Emeritus)
Lisa Helton, Sherrard Roe Voigt Harbison
Lauren Jacques, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings
Winston Justice, Bernstein Private Wealth Management
Matt Kisber, Silicon Ranch Corporation
Paul Kleine-Kracht, InfoWorks, Inc.
Jen J. Lacey, Phelps Dunbar, LLP
Pirjin Laser, Holland & Knight LLP
Minh Le, FINN Partners
Missy Acosta, Delta Dental of Tennessee
Kelly Mayes, Alloy
David C. McGowan, Jr., Regent Development LLC
Dr. Rankin McGugin, Vanderbilt University
Shannon Myers, Tennessee Titans
Randall W. Noel, Worthview Capital Management
Michael Payne, Silicon Ranch Corporation
Avi Spielman, Joon Properties / Joon Management
Dr. Michelle Cummings Steele*, Meharry Medical College
Marc K. Stengel, Kermit C. Stengel Co.
Josh Trusley, EY, Board Chair


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