Sylvia Rapoport serves as President of The Conservancy, with ultimate responsibility of oversight for the business and operations of the organization. A native Nashvillian, Sylvia studied and lived in London and Boston before returning to her home in Tennessee. Her passion for the Parthenon and Centennial Park began as a child, when the Parthenon was the defining piece of architecture in a town before it turned into a metropolis. A former Board Member with the organization with over 10 years of active involvement, she views the Parthenon and Centennial Park as places that champion arts and culture, music, history, education, environment and health and wellness. Sylvia has been involved locally and nationally on over 20 different boards and continues to celebrate the creative, capable, growing community of Nashville.
Andrea Gilbert Berger
Andrea Gilbert Berger is the Business Manager of The Conservancy for the Parthenon and Centennial Park. Andrea is responsible for financial, membership and administrative aspects of The Conservancy. She has been with The Conservancy for two years. Andrea is an attorney by profession, having practiced at law firms in Nashville and in Philadelphia. She began her non-profit career as director of the Jewish Foundation of Nashville, which is the endowment division of the Jewish Federation of Nashville, where she was responsible for the overall administration and marketing of the Jewish Foundation.
John Tumminello brings 20 years of industry experience to his position as executive director of Musicians Corner. As co-founder of Music City Unsigned, a grassroots music initiative, he has worked to support, develop and promote emerging artists by providing opportunities to gain exposure and build their careers. He is deeply involved with organizations including NSAI, through which he is a member of the Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival planning committee, and a judge for Bluebird Cafe auditions.
Leah serves as the Event Manager for Musicians Corner. Originally from Michigan, she moved to Nashville in 2011 after earning a BA in Music Business from Anderson University (Anderson, IN). She has most recently worked at MusiCares and Creative Artists Agency and has been a volunteer with Musicians Corner since 2012. She was also a key member of the organizing committee for the Thistle Thursdays Concert Series at the Thistle Stop Cafe, which brought together local, regional, and national acts for monthly concerts to benefit Thistle Farms and the Magdalene House Residential Program.
Justin has over ten years of industry experience as an artist, producer, and manager. He's also the Executive Producer of the innovative iPhone Sessions series, which demonstrates the social impact that can be made with minimal resources by enlisting Nashville musicians to create albums on their phone to benefit local charities. Before joining the team, Justin worked with a local nonprofit organization that provides wraparound services for Nashville families living in poverty.
Marketing Manager Evan Schlansky moved to Nashville from New York City. He's a former editor at Rolling Stone and American Songwriter, and has interviewed everyone from Dave Matthews to Kris Kristofferson. He's also the co-executive producer of the 2014 album Dead Man's Town, a tribute to Bruce Springsteen's Born In The USA.
Clare Robbins is the Membership Coordinator at The Conservancy, responsible for memberships and other administrative tasks to support the organization. A Middle Tennessee native, Clare moved to Knoxville, Tennessee and Amman, Jordan to complete her Bachelor's degree in history, and earned her Master's degree in Public History from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. While in school, she worked with the collections at the Jewish Museum of Maryland and McIlhenny Company's Tabasco Sauce. After moving back to Nashville, Clare worked at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and Hatch Show Print before joining The Conservancy.