Mississippi Children's Museum


Honorary Chairs

Linda Grant
Active Community Volunteer

Melanie Mitchell
Active Community Volunteer

Advisory Committee

Dr. Terry Dale Cruse, Chairman
Administrative Director and Head of Campus, Mississippi State University-Meridian

Andrea Lund, Secretary
Active Community Volunteer

John Anderson
President/CEO of Anderson Regional Medical Center

Dr. Amy Carter
Superintendent of Meridian Public School District

David Hall
President/CEO of Hall Timberlands

Eddie Kelly
Meridian Division Manager for Mississippi Power

Dustin Markham
Associate at Barry, Thaggard, May & Bailey

Hallie Pearson Swindoll
Outgoing President of the Junior Auxiliary of Meridian
Pearson & Company Insurance

Building & Site Committees

Brooke Chamblee
Brooke Chamblee Interiors

Bill Cooke
MCM Board
Retired CEO, Cooke Construction

David Hall
President/CEO of Hall Timberlands

Ricky Hood
CEO, East Mississippi Boys & Girls Club

Jim McGinnis
President and CEO, McGinnis Lumber Company

Hallie Phillips
Bella G, Owner; Wilson Real Estate Agent

Don Rogers
Attorney at Law

Terrell Temple
President of Engineering Plus

MCM-M Staff

Elizabeth Vise Wilson
Project Coordinator


Dr. Patty Ann Bogue, Promotions Chair

Hallie Swindoll; V.P. Finance
Pearson & Company Insurance

Lindsey Aull, Hospitality Chair
Active Community Member

Amanda Murphy, Community Outreach Chair
CRNA, Anderson’s Regional Medical Center

Educational Advisory Committee

Win Maxey Shumate – MCM Education Advisory Board Member
Meridian Community College, Early Childhood Education Technology; and BEEP Project Coordinator

Founding Advisory Committee

Kim Bowers
Kimberly Denison, General Chair
Elizabeth Vise Wilson

Founding Capital Campaign Cabinet

Otis Gowdy, Jr., M.D., MBA
Nephrologist; Anderson Regional Medical Center; Rush Health Systems

Lou Ann Lamar
Early Childhood Educator, Lamar School

Frances Long
Active Community Member

Dana VanVeckhoven
Active Community Member

Tyler Walton
Commercial Relationship Manager, Trustmark National Bank

Stephanie Wright
Active Community Member