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Board Nominations Sought

The VAFRE Nominating Committee is seeking nominations to fill vacant positions for the Board of Directors for the 2024/2025 fiscal year. Now is the time to take your membership to the next level and make a commitment to VAFRE or to nominate someone else for the Board. Your nominations are needed by Thursday, February 29, 2024. Each nominee will receive a Candidate Interest Form that must be completed to be considered for a position by the Nominating Committee.  

Eligibility and Term of Office: To be a director, you must be a member, in good standing.  Each elected Director shall take office on July 1, 2024 for a two-year term and is responsible for, along with other Board members, determining VAFRE policies and supporting the mission of the organization. Time commitment includes a board meeting the first Tuesday of every other month (schedule variable until we can meet again in-person) and the time needed to complete the tasks of your board role.

Click here for a copy of the Nominating Form.

Click here for a general description of the Board qualifications, nomination process and manner of conducting business as defined in the Policy Manual, or view the Board Job Descriptions from the Policy Manual.

2023/2024 Board of Directors

VAFRE's board members are easily accessible to all VAFRE members. Please log in to the Member Directory and feel free to email them directly with any questions or ideas you may have; they'll be happy to assist you! Nonmembers, please e-mail our administrator at

Click here for brief biographies of the Board members.


Will Glasco
Preservation Virginia


Samantha Charlet
Vice President
MCV Foundation

Nikkia Johnson
Programs Co-Chair
Legal Aid Justice Center

Samantha Wheeler Marrs
Immediate Past President


Other Directors

  Victoria Arkesteyn
Housing Families First

Grace Barrett
St. James's Episcopal Church

Leigh Busby
Programs Co-Chair



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KJ Delgado
Programs Co-Chair
Sacred Heart Center

Rachel Dyer
Dyer Strategies LLC


Stephanie Glenn
Community Foundation
of greater Richmond



Susan Herzick, CFRE
Northstar Academy


Alan Hutson, MPA, CFRE
The Monument Group

  Carol Anne Lajoie
Richmond SPCA

Katy Latimer
Community Outreach Co-Chair


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Jay Lugar
Ronald McDonald House of 



Joycelyn Mahone Ferebee
P3 Co-Chair
UVA Alumni Association

Elizabeth Mason
St. Joseph's Villa


Alex Moore
UVA Batten School


Rainey Niklawski
Shalom Farms

Nell Nutaitis


James Romanik
Community Outreach Co-Chair
VCU School of Social Work



David Sams
The Community Tax Law Project



Megan Schowengerdt
Communications Chair
The Menokin Foundation


Jennifer Whiteside
Membership Co-Chair


Trevor Worden
P3 Co-Chair


Mary Kidd, CMP, CAE
Halcyon Management, LLC


Click here for a general description of the Board qualifications, nomination process and manner of conducting business as defined in the Policy Manual.

Board Conflict of Interest Form

Board Job Descriptions

Download our Policies and Procedures Manual and Bylaws.

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