Staff & Board Of Directors

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Senior Staff

Leslie Ecklund, Chief Executive Officer

Lea Billups, Office Manager

Lynn Lawrence, Chief Financial Officer

Tammy Cooney, Chief Programs Officer

Stephanie Timberlake, Chief Operating Officer/Curator

Elizabeth Jones, Marketing Director

Toni Wessells, Rental Director

Gina Hurst, Chief Development Officer

Cooper Murray, Special Events Director

Laura Wren, Team Volunteer Manager

2023-24 Board of Directors

Burritt on the Mountain is governed by a 17-member Board of Directors appointed by the City of Huntsville. Board members may serve two terms of office, each three years long. The board’s primary responsibilities include:

  • Determine mission and purpose
  • Select the Chief Executive Officer
  • Support and evaluate the Chief Executive Officer
  • Ensure effective planning
  • Monitor and strengthen programs and services
  • Ensure adequate financial resources
  • Protect assets and provide financial oversight
  • Build and maintain a competent board
  • Ensure legal and ethical integrity
  • Enhance the organization’s public standing

Burritt’s board has been proactive in incorporating strong governance principles. The full board meets once a month. Board members also serve on one or more committees, including Governance, Finance, Development Executive Compensation, and Preservation & Building. Each board member signs a Conflict of Interest and Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure policy annually. Burritt has other governing policies in place to maintain operational integrity, including Whistleblower, Donor Relations, Public Awareness & Advocacy, and numerous financial control policies.

Executive Committee

Chair:                   Camillia King-Stanley

Vice Chair:          Jennifer Upton

Treasurer:           Ahmad Brown

Secretary:            Jeffrey Blackwell

Governance:       Dawn Pumpelly


Bart Bankowski

Steve Below

George Cannon

Paula Cushman

Brian Daniels

Theresa Durboraw

Cindy Griner

Richele Jordan-Davis

Melissa Musgrove

Lindsey Perry

Sarah Smith

Mary Kathryn Treusdell


Burritt CEO:  Leslie Ecklund

Advisory Council Co-Chairs:  Jason Thomas & Jeannie Harvey