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Board of Directors

Contact any TNPS board member or use our Contact Us form to make officer and board of director nominations or challenges. Any member may be nominated from the general membership if accompanied by written consent of the nominee and the nomination is received at prior to September 1st.

Our next Board of Directors meeting will be Tuesday, September 10, 2024 in a Zoom Conference Call beginning at 6:00 pm CST (7:00 pm EST). All meetings are open to our members. Request a link to the meeting through our Contact Us page.

Officers, 2023-24

*Karen Ripple Hill – President
*Allan Trently – Vice President
*Bettina Ault – Secretary
*Jennifer Trently – Asst. Secretary
*Kim Sadler  – Treasurer
*? – Asst. Treasurer


Anne Balentine, 2024-25
Sue Bible, 2024-25
*Dennis Horn, 2023-24
Bart Jones, 2024-25
*Mitchell Kent, 2023-24
*Larry Pounds, 2023-24


TNPS By-laws ⤤ (Revised 2024)

* Indicates officers & directors up for reelection OR committee member stepping down at the end of the year.


All TNPS members are eligible to serve on any of the eight committees shown. Just email with your name and which committee. Your email will be forwarded to the committee Chair who will contact you.


Sue Bible, Chair
Donna Bollenbach, Newsletter
Joanna Brichetto, Social Media
Karen Ripple Hill, Website


Mitchell Kent, Co-Chair
Bart Jones, Co-Chair
Sue Bible

Education Outreach

Mitchell Kent – Chair, Chattanooga
Shelley King – Knoxville Area
*Anne Balentine  – Memphis Area
*Karen Hill – Nashville Area

Field Trips

Allan Trently, Co-Chair
Bart Jones, Co-Chair
Larry Pounds
Sue Bible
Mary Priestley


Anne Balentine, Chair
Kim Sadler
Karen Hill


Karen Hill, Chair
Mitchell Kent



Bart Jones, Co-Chair
Allan Trently, Co-Chair
Larry Pounds
Dennis Horn


Karen Hill, Chair
Jo Brichetto

Book Inventory

Books on HandWildflowerTwigFlora
Dennis Horn1231
Karen Hill2210
Mitchell Kent1940
Shelley King1600
Anne Balentine1600
Kim Sadler1600
Bart Jones500
Updated 5/7/2024