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Board Nominations Due February 26th

The VAFRE Nominating Committee is seeking nominations to fill vacant positions for the Board of Directors for the 2021/2022 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 Friday, February 26, 2021. 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, 2021 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.

2020/2021 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.



Robinette Tiller
VCU Massey Cancer Center


David Sams
Vice President

The Community Tax Law Project

Harry Warner

Fahrenheit Advisors

Jennifer O'Rourke, CFRE
Immediate Past President 
Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity


Other Directors


Leigh Busby


Samantha Charlet
United Way of Greater Richmond
& Petersburg



Jennifer Cunningham, CFRE
Better Housing Coalition



Courtney Elliott
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Will Glasco
Membership Chair
Preservation Virginia




Susan Herzick



Sara Higgins
Programs Chair
Shalom Farms


Corey Humphrey
VCU School of Education


Samantha Wheeler Marrs


Lindsay Robinson
Communications Chair/P3 Chair

Northstar Academy

Laurie Ursiny

Hanover Habitat for Humanity

Jennifer Whiteside


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

Download our Policies and Procedures Manual and Bylaws.

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