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2022/2023 Board Slate and Budget for Vote at Annual Meeting

Members will be asked to approve the Board slate and Annual budget for 2022-2023 at our Annual Meeting on June 7th.


  • President: Samantha Marrs, VCU
  • Immediate Past President: David Sams, The Community Tax Law Project
  • Vice President: Will Glasco, Preservation Virginia
  • Secretary/Treasurer: Samantha Charlet, United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg

Other Directors

Newly nominated Board members for election:

  • Victoria Arkesteyn, Housing Families First
  • Joycelyn Mahone Ferebee, VCU DAR
  • Stephanie Glenn. Community Foundation of Richmond
  • Alan Hutson, The Monument Group
  • Katy Latimer, Rx Partnership
  • Alex Moore, YMCA Richmond
  • Nell Nutaitis, ChildSavers
  • James Romanik, The Doorways
  • Megan Schowengerdt, The Menokin  Foundation
  • Anna von Gehr, Virginia Museum of History & Culture
  • Trevor Worden, VCU

Returning Board members to be re-elected for an additional term:

  • Leigh Busby, Greater Richmond Fit4Kids
  • Samantha Charlet, United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg
  • Will Glasco, Preservation Virginia
  • Susan Herzick, Weinstein JCC
  • David Sams, The Community Tax Law Project
  • Jennifer Whiteside, VPM

Returning Board members (not up for election)

  • Grace Davis, World Pediatric Project
  • Rachel Dyer, Dyer Strategies LLC
  • Nikkia Johnson, Legal Aid Justice Center
  • Lindsay Robinson, Northstar Academy
  • Frances Sterling, Richmond Symphony
  • Robinette Tiller, VCU Massey Cancer Center

The members will also be asked to approved the proposed budget for 2022/23.

Members who are unable to attend either in-person or virtually should submit their proxy by noon on June 6th.

2021/2022 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

For brief biographies of the Board members, click here.



David Sams
The Community Tax Law Project


Samantha Wheeler Marrs
Vice President

Will Glasco
Preservation Virginia

Robinette Tiller
Immediate Past President 
VCU Massey Cancer Center


Other Directors


Leigh Busby


Samantha Charlet
United Way of Greater Richmond
& Petersburg



Grace Davis
World Pediatric Project



Rachel Dyer
Hala Ayala for Lt. Governor


Susan Herzick
Weinstein JCC



Sara Higgins
Programs Chair
Shalom Farms


Corey Humphrey
VCU School of Education


Nikkia Johnson
Legal Aid Justice Center

Jenn O'Rourke, CFRE
Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity 

Lindsay Robinson
Communications Chair
Northstar Academy


Frances Sterling
Richmond Symphony

Jennifer Whiteside
Membership Chair


Sarah Young
Peter Paul

Roy Zeidman
Special Olympics Virginia



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

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