Board

The Board of Directors of Ijams Nature Center exists to protect the public trust.

The Board’s duties are governance, including financial- and mission-related oversight and fund development.  Board composition includes appointed members from the City, Knox County and Knoxville Garden Club. Members-at-large serve two, three-year terms.  The Board meets at Ijams bi-monthly.

Officers

President: Bo Townsend, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
Vice-President: Kim Bumpas, Visit Knoxville
Treasurer: Tonia Turner, Pinnacle Financial Partners
Secretary: Kevin Matherly, Partners

Immediate Past President: Kim Bumpas, Visit Knoxville

 

Emeritus members

Sherri Lee, Retired Chair of the Board, Southeast Service Corporation

Teenie Hayworth, Owner, Penrose Farm

 

 Appointed Members

Doug Bataille, Director, Knox County Parks & Recreation

Carson Dailey, Knox County Commission, South Knoxville District

Sheryl Ely, City of Knoxville Public Service Department

Molly Gilbert, Knox County Council of Garden Clubs, Molly Gilbert Marketing

Martha Kern, Representative, Knoxville Garden Club, Strong Stock Farm

George Wallace, City Council, South Knoxville District

Joe Walsh, Director, City of Knoxville Parks & Recreation

 

Members at Large

Maureen Bosch, WVLT TV Channel 8

Stuart Cassell, Attorney

Lynne Farmer, USHEALTH Advisors

Vince Fusco, Regal Entertainment Group

Carl Hill, Clayton Homes

Jim Holleman, Avison Young

Nathan Hunter, Carol R. Johnson Associates

Matthew Kellogg, Dewhirst Construction

Carrie O’Rear, Attorney, London Amburn

Pat Richardson, Retired, University of Tennessee Haslam College of Business

Ann Sartwell, Attorney, Community Volunteer

Stephanie Welch, Great Schools Partnership

Ty Williams, Mesa Associates