The Board of Directors is an elected group of members who provide leadership and guidance to support Nashville in Harmony. The Board is responsible for many organizational functions ranging from budget and policies to overseeing committees to support the mission of NiH.
Bridget Meadows has been in the Nashville area since 2007. She lives in Franklin with her husband Tony, and their two children, Darcy and Ryan. Bridget works as a Research & Development Manager for Mars Petcare in Franklin, TN. Bridget came to Nashville in Harmony in 2011 with a desire to rediscover the joy and camaraderie of singing with a choir she always felt as a student, but found so much more. Between work, family, and NiH, there’s not much time left in the day! In that spare time she loves to read, eat and drink well, and travel with her family and friends, especially to snow ski or ride roller coasters.
A member of Nashville in Harmony since the Spring of 2012, Judy has served the organization as a Buddy to new Tenor members, Assistant to the Artistic Director, and most recently as the first Director of Outreach, when the Board position was created in 2014. Judy works in IT for Censis Technologies in Franklin. She and her wife Suzanne live in Brentwood with their much-loved border collie/lab mix rescue wonder dog, Addison.
Carla’s background has been in healthcare her entire career. She has been in Sales, Compliance, and Product Management for healthcare IT companies for a number of years. Carla was on the Board of Directors of several LGBT non-profit organizations in Kansas City and was an appointee to the Mayor’s Human Rights Commission prior to moving to Nashville 14 years ago. She spends most of her spare time with her two daughters and has been a proud member of Nashville in Harmony since 2009.
Jim Johnson is a non-profit management professional currently working as a consultant at PENCIL for Schools recruiting strategic business partnerships to fulfill the depth of needs in the Metro Nashville Public School district elevating overall academic achievements. Prior to PENCIL, Jim was the VP of Marketing and Development at Studio Tenn Theatre Company in Franklin, Tennessee for over two years and the Director of External Affairs at Nashville Ballet in Nashville, Tennessee for the prior four. A transplant from outside Flint, Michigan, Jim was born and raised within the automotive industry and relocated to Tennessee for a marketing position at Manheim Nashville in Mount Juliet, Tennessee, a wholesale dealer-only automobile auction, where he was able to work with accounts such as Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Infiniti, Lexus, General Motors, Ford Motor Company and more. While at Manheim, he also organized an annual charity golf tournament benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Jim has his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Aquinas College in Nashville, Tennessee. He started studying voice and singing competitively in high school, was continually in the state’s honors choir and was awarded his high school’s highest musical achievement award. He later continued studying voice at the University of Michigan in gospel choir and toured the world singing within a vocal group part of the Youth for Christ organization. After moving to Tennessee with his now husband, Jim was so thrilled and thankful when he discovered Nashville in Harmony and all the ways the organization has enriched his life as an artful outlet, a chosen family and a mission determined to never stop using the power of music to better the world.
Beth has been a devoted member of NiH since 2007. She has held several leadership positions during her time with the chorus, including Editor of the weekly membership newsletter, Soprano Section Representative, and Board Secretary. She is now happy to serve as the board director in charge of membership issues for our 120-member group. In her working life, Beth is the business manager for NashTrash Tours, whose owners enthusiastically and generously support NiH and our mission.
A singing member of Nashville in Harmony, Derrick's choral experience includes singing with multiple groups in Nashville. His musical interests include playing piano; prior to moving to Nashville he accompanied, directed, and sang in multiple choirs in Illinois. Derrick's education is in Physics, Astronomy, Secondary Science Education, as well as Hispanic Studies. He works in informal STEM education in Nashville.
Lily is a native Nashvillian with a passion for music and service. As a board-certified music therapist, Lily uses music to improve patients’ physical, mental, and emotional goals. She received her bachelor of music therapy degree from Loyola University New Orleans. Lily serves as the Tennessee Association for Music Therapy’s secretary. She lives in Madison with her fiancée, Jesse; their dogs, Mic and Jascha Heifetz; and cat, Barry.
Kim Ewell is a local girl and has loved to sing all her life. When she joined Nashville in Harmony in 2010, she discovered an organization that is as beautiful inside as it is on stage. Kim has been a member of the Concert Planning committee since 2012.
Kim is an experienced leadership coach and business consultant for individuals and organizations. She believes people are at their best when they are whole and present: mind, body and spirit, and that organizations are as strong as the relationships between their people. Kim has served on multiple non-profit boards in the Middle Tennessee area, and had the good fortune to travel and work on global projects around the world. Kim lives with her heartner, JT, and their fur children in the Madison area.
Having previously served Nashville in Harmony as President-Elect and President, Brandon is honored to once again provide leadership to the organization through his role as Treasurer. Since August 2015, he has been Executive Director of Empower Tennessee, a non-profit dedicated to promoting opportunities for people with disabilities to strive for greater independence. Previously, Brandon served for 10 years at Nashville CARES. He is a graduate of the University of North Alabama and Vanderbilt University and holds credentials as a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and Approved Clinical Supervisor. He and his family (husband, Brandon, and son, Coy David) live in the Bellevue area.