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Staff & Board Directory

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Executive Team
Nikki Williams, Chief Executive Officer
Jodi Brodkin, Chief of Staff
Amanda Cruise, Executive Assistant/Human Resources Specialist

Mission Delivery Team: Membership & Volunteer Services
Bekah Shmokler, Community Engagement Director
Elisabeth Copp, Community Engagement Manager
Elizabeth Elmore, Community Engagement Manager
Deirdre Kellner, Community Engagement Manager
Stephanie Micklem, Community Engagement Manager

Program Team
Molly Hagan, Program Director
Molly Barkley, Program Coordinator
Sierra Pearson, Program Coordinator

External Relations Team: Development, Marketing & Property
Melissa Hildebrand, Vice President for External Relations
Vickie Culpepper, Grants Specialist
Jennifer Pfister, Director of Marketing & Communications
Marinne Williams, Design and Production Manager
Tim Ramsay, Camp Ranger (Camp Icimani & Council Headquarters)

HR, Product Programs & Retail Shop Teams
Sandra Barbour, Business Director
Jennifer Burrell, Product Program/Business Manager

Customer Care & Operations Systems Team
Megan Stewards, Director of Operations Systems
K Lanier, Systems & Data Manager
Kim Dowd, Lead Customer Care Specialist
Karen Payne, Customer Care Program Administrator

Finance Team
Tina McEnheimer, Finance Director
Carrie Kessler, Accounting Assistant

Board Officers

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Dawn Wiese, Ph.D., Lexington
Chair — 2020–2022

Katrina Goode, Troutville
1st Vice Chair — 2020–2022

Karen Ford, Ph.D., Bridgewater
2nd Vice Chair — 2020–2022

Libby Edwards-Allbaugh, Crozet
Treasurer — 2020–2022

Diane Higgs, Roanoke
Secretary — 2021–2023

Nikki Williams, Ed.S., CEO

Board Directors

Katherine Coker, Christiansburg — 2021–2023
Holli Drewry, Blacksburg — 2020–2022
Charnika Elliott, Roanoke — 2020–2022
Sarah Johnson, Blacksburg — 2020–2022
Anna Moncure, Daleville — 2021–2023
Betsy Newton, Charlottesville — 2021–2023
Virginia Newton, Charlottesville — 2021-2023
Sesalie Price, Boones Mill — 2020-2022
Taisha Steele, Roanoke — 2020-2022
Jennifer Taylor, Harrisonburg — 2020–2022
Georgia Costain, Earlysville — 2020–2022 (girl board member)

Board Development Committee

Anna Moncure, Daleville
Chair, Board Member — 2021–2023

Jonette Carpenter, Roanoke
Non-Board — 2020–2022

Christine Cutright Knight, Chatham
Non-Board — 2021–2023

Virginia Newton, Charlottesville
Board Member — 2021–2023

Samantha Nochitta, Kents Store
Non-Board — 2021–2023

Eve Noel, Lynchburg
Non-Board — 2020–2022

Paula Prince, Roanoke
Non-Board — 2021–2023

Taisha Steele, Roanoke
Board Member — 2020–2022

Lori Wimbush, Roanoke
Non-Board — 2021–2023

2020–2023 National Council Delegates

Dawn Wiese, Ph.D.
, Lexington
Nikki Williams
, Roanoke:
Vicky Harte
, Louisa:
Kristin Lanier
, Elkton:
Shannon Wallace
, Unionville

HelenRuth Burch
, Roanoke:
Donna Holden
, Rockingham:
Amberleigh Powell
, Mineral: