Lindsay Ballew, Executive Director

Lindsay is the aunt of Thisbe and Noah Scott and has served as the Executive Director of the Thisbe and Noah Scott Foundation, Inc. since it began in 2011. In her role as Executive Director, Lindsay constantly works with the Board in shaping and executing the strategic vision of the Foundation. Lindsay’s love for Thisbe and Noah and her passion for this Foundation have been instrumental in promoting awareness of the Foundation and developing relationships with donors, care givers and most importantly, families affected by pediatric neuromuscular diseases.

Lindsay received her bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Mississippi and lives in Nashville, TN with her husband and three boys.

Gabrielle Rushing, Research Director

Gabrielle Rushing is a PhD student in Vanderbilt’s Neuroscience graduate program. She is currently working in a basic science laboratory studying neural stem cells with a focus on the neurodevelopmental disorder Tuberous Sclerosis Complex. She graduated from the University of Florida in 2013 with a B.A. in Spanish and a B.S. in Biology before moving to Nashville for graduate school.

She has experience as a teaching assistant in a graduate-level neuroscience course and currently serves as a mentor to two undergraduate students within the lab. Additionally, she served as the Philanthropy Chair for Vanderbilt’s Cancer Biology Student Association during the 2016-2017 school year.

She has a passion for science outreach and communication and hopes that her time with the TNSF will assist others in understanding what current research on BVVL is accomplishing and where BVVL research could go. After completion of her PhD program, she plans to pursue a position that incorporates science writing, editing and outreach.