We are most fortunate to have a strong and engaged board of directors representing all three counties of the Eastern Panhandle. The board meets four times per year and each director also serves on at least one of our many active committees.
|Andrew McMillan, PhD., President is the CEO of Jefferson Distributing Company in Martinsburg, WV. McMillan earned a BS in Chemistry from UNC-Chapel Hill and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Emory University. Prior to returning to WV to run his Family’s business in 2012, Andrew spent 15 years in San Francisco where he was first a Scientist with NASA and then a Principal at 5 AM Ventures, an early-stage Venture Capital investment firm. In addition to serving on the Board of the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation, Andrew is a member of the Rotary Club of Shepherdstown and serves on the Boards of the Friends of Music, United Way of the Eastern Panhandle, UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Visitors, UNC Graduate Education Advancement Board (GEAB), the UNC Chemistry Department Advisory Board and the WVU Professional Sales Advisory Board. Andrew lives in Shepherdstown, WV with his wife, Kakie, and their three children.|
|Jen Rolston, Vice President is the founder of Eden Design, a mission-based creative agency started in 2000. A West Virginia native and graduate of Shepherd University’s BFA program, Jen has primarily worked with small businesses, non-profits, and arts organizations using her expertise to help clients achieve visions that often nurture communities, improve local economies, and foster anti-racist/anti-oppression practices. She lives in Jefferson County with her husband timber framer Patrick Shunney. Jen is a member of the Jefferson County NAACP, teaches meditation and yoga through morningdharma.com and loves to go off-grid in the WV mountains, hiking, and trail running.|
|Chris Janelle, Treasurer is an Eastern Panhandle attorney who graduated from the University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law in 1992. Shortly after earning his law degree, he and his wife Sherri moved to Martinsburg. They have two daughters and are active in the community. Chris is a member of the Martinsburg Sunrise Rotary Club, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, and serves on the board of the Boys and Girls Club of the Eastern Panhandle.|
|D. Scott Roach, Past President is currently the president of Randerson, Inc. and DSR Flex, LLC commercial real estate holding companies as well as the Past President and Co-owner of R. M. Roach and Sons, Inc., a regional petroleum and retail operations company with convenience stores and Subway restaurants located in eastern West Virginia and western Maryland. He is a lifelong resident of Martinsburg WV and a 1980 graduate of Shepherd University. Scott currently serves on and chairs WVU Medicine-East Board and is a member of Ruby Hospital and WVU Medicine System Boards. He is married to Linda and resides in Martinsburg, WV.|
|Dan Anderson is a local real estate professional who has lived and worked in Shepherdstown since 1995. Canadian-born, but a US Citizen since 1989, Dan graduated from Shepherd University with a degree in Political Science and a minor in Journalism. He and his wife Marie have been married for 25 years and they have one son Karl. Dan served on the board of The Friends of Music for 11 years and is currently on the board of The Shepherdstown Landmarks Commission.|
|Patty Austin (Hampshire County Community Foundation) A native West Virginian, Patty grew up in Clarksburg and taught in St. Marys and Parkersburg before moving in 2005 to Capon Springs. As a music educator with degrees from WV Wesleyan College and Indiana University in Bloomington, she has taught preschool through college. She currently conducts a children’s choir and a youth chorale for the Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy in Winchester, VA. Her choirs have performed as WV Honor Choirs, on Mountain Stage, at the White House, and with Celtic Woman at Wolf Trap. She has served as WV president of the Society for General Music and the American Choral Directors Association. In 2010 she invited civic and church leaders to come together to create Capon Valley Neighbor to Neighbor, a non-profit that engages volunteers to help people with needs such as minor home repairs or yard work, driving to appointments, financial aid in a crisis, firewood, prayers, and more. CVNN community events such as a golf tournament, community quilt, chili cook-off, and health fair bring neighbors together and nurture friendships as they work to help others. Patty and her husband Tom live happily with four kitties in Capon Springs where she is active with her church, the Wardensville Lions Club, Story Time at the library, and the family business, Capon Springs & Farms.|
|Susan Caperton lives in Berkeley Springs with her husband Gat, and their three teenage daughters. She is the chairperson of Morgan County Backpacks, which provides bags of food each week to over 360 kids in Morgan County who have inadequate access to food on weekends. She is a graduate of Northwestern University and the University of Michigan Law School.|
|Leigh Fleming has worn many hats since moving to Martinsburg in 1987 including an administrative assistant at City National Bank, owner of The Scrapbook Cottage, and substitute teacher with Berkeley County Schools. She is an award-winning author of historical fiction, romantic suspense, and contemporary romance. Stay Hidden, part of the romantic suspense Hidden series won the 2017 Lone Star Writing Contest. Her latest novel, The Truth of the Matter, is her first work of historical women’s fiction and was the winner of the 2022 RONE award for American historical fiction, and the 2022 West Virginia Author Project award. Leigh lives in Martinsburg with her husband, Pat, and her deaf French bulldog, Napoleon. She’s mom to adult children, Tom and Liza. When not writing, she enjoys reading, traveling, scrapbooking, quilting, and spending time with friends.|
|Helen Harris is married to Leonard Harris and has two children; Shayla Harris Brown and Shaná Harris and two grandchildren Maleia and Sinceere Walton.
She attended Sumner (Ramer Memorial) School and other elementary schools in Martinsburg due to desegregation. She is a graduate of Martinsburg High School. Helen’s love for her faith led her to take theology classes thru Wheeling Jesuit, Dayton University all in conjunction with the Diocese of Wheeling Charleston. She received a certificate in Pastoral Ministry. Helen continues to take Theology classes thru Dayton University.
In November 1987, she along with her husband would open an in-home health care business called, Harris Community Care, Inc. where she was President/Director/Owner, with offices in Martinsburg and Romney WV. The mission was to provide custodial care to individuals to help them to remain in their own home verses going to a nursing home. It is their belief that the business was not just a job but it was truly a ministry. They closed their door May 31, 2018 after over 30 years of service.
Helen presently attends St. Agnes Catholic Church in Shepherdstown, WV, where she is a Cantor, Choir Member, Minister of Holy Communion and Interim Director of Liturgy. On April 5, 2012, Helen received the Excellence in Community Service Award from the Berkeley County Council formerly known as the Berkeley County Commission. On November 8, 2012 Helen was recognized and awarded Berkeley County Citizens of the year by the Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Martinsburg Journal. Helen was recently name as Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts.
Helen and her husband Leonard manages and give tours of the Sumner Ramer School Museum which was the only school for blacks in Berkeley County.
She loves praising God in song and using the gift that God has given her in her church and community. Helen loves doing community work and doing whatever she can to help others to the best of her ability. “I thank God every day for my many blessings. God has blessed me with a wonderful loving husband, two beautiful daughters, a beautiful granddaughter and grandson, family, friends and much, much more.”
Luke 12:48 …….. Much will be required of the person entrusted with much, and still more will be demanded of the person entrusted with more.
|David Maher is a resident of Hardy County, living with his wife Amy and two daughters on Watermark Farm, their family farm in the South Fork valley south of Moorefield. David and Amy are active with Duffey Memorial Methodist Church as youth group leaders for the past 15 years. They enjoy retreats, mission trips, volunteering to help with ministry events, and encouraging youth to serve their church and community.
David is a graduate of Bucknell University and a computer engineer with a background in finance and economics. He started his first company from his dorm room and has enjoyed an entrepreneurial career ever since. He was a founder of INO.com as a financial market information source for equities, foreign exchange, and commodities markets and grew the online business for 25 years. INO.com is now a division of TIFIN’s Magnifi Communities, and David serves as the Chief Technology Officer, overseeing the infrastructure for company brands and building data analysis and integration tools.
David enjoys hiking, canoeing, high-performance driver education events, motorsports, and traveling with family.
|Judi McIntyre moved to WV in 2005 after marrying Lewis McIntyre. She retired from Columbia Basin College in Pasco, WA as Associate Dean of Research, Planning, and Assessment. In 2006, she went to work at Shepherd University as Director of the First-Year Experience Program and retired from Shepherd in 2013. She currently serves as president of the Spring Mills Women’s Association and is treasurer of her HOA.|
|Patricia McMillan was the Community Development Director and HOME administrator for the City of Martinsburg for eleven years, prior to her retirement in 2015. Pat worked extensively with both public and private nonprofit organizations serving low-income persons throughout the Eastern Panhandle. She was Chair of the Housing Work Group for the Health and Human Services Coalition helping to develop and conduct landlord workshops and the “Successful Renters” program for tenants. Pat also implemented the regional Homebuyer Assistance Program providing down payment and closing costs for low-income first home buyers. Prior to working in West Virginia, Pat spent three decades working in several affordable housing and community development organizations and public agencies in Maryland. Since retiring, Pat has volunteered with Catholic Charities of West Virginia as a family mentor and with Retired Senior Volunteers as a transport team member. She recently joined the Faith Community Coalition for the Homeless as a board member. Pat and her husband Mike Braswell are active in worship and service groups in their parish, Trinity Episcopal Church Martinsburg, and serve as lay Eucharistic visitors. Pat and Mike moved to Berkeley County in 1993 where their triplets attended the Hedgesville public schools and then WVU. They currently live in Martinsburg and are the proud grandparents of two little girls and one little boy.|
|Charlotte Norris is secretary of the board of the United Way of the Eastern Panhandle and serves as chair of Burke Street Promise Neighborhood. She and her husband, Bill, are active in many civic organizations and are members of Destiny Baptist Church in Martinsburg.|
|Chris Palmer, president of Palmer Investment Properties, LLC, and a graduate of Shepherd University, is a lifelong resident of Berkeley County. He and his wife, Trisha, have two children.|
|Ruth Pritchard is the owner of Smithfield Farm, Smith Meadows Meats, and Smithfield Farm Bed & Breakfast in south Jefferson County. Ruth serves on the Scholarship Committee and in her spare time, she enjoys traveling and gardening.|
|Kenny Roberts was raised in Berkeley County and graduated from Martinsburg High School. He currently serves as Director at Invariant, a government relations and communications firm in Washington, D.C., handling energy, infrastructure, labor, and DEI issues. Earlier in his career, Roberts worked for former West Virginia Senator Jay Rockefeller IV. He’s been named one of DC’s Top Lobbyists by The Hill, and he formerly worked as the national advance lead staffer for former first lady Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. He was recently appointed Chairman of the Berkeley County Democratic Executive Committee and is an Advisory Board Member for the Bank of Charles Town. He also serves on EWVCF’s Investment Committee! Kenny splits his time between Washington, D.C. and the Eastern Panhandle. He’s an avid tennis player and traveler and enjoys spending time with his friends and family.|
|Bonnie Stubblefield moved to Berkeley County with her husband Bill after retiring from 30 years of government service with the U.S. Geological Survey, where she held numerous science and leadership positions, including Regional Director, and Associate Director for Science. Her educational background includes a Ph.D. in Marine Geology and Geophysics, as well as degrees in Geology and Oceanography. Her career provided her with an in-depth knowledge of living and non-living natural resources and a holistic approach to the understanding of watersheds and ecosystems. As a resident of Berkeley County, she has served on the County Planning Commission and on the Opequon Creek Watershed Team. Bonnie is vice-president of Land Trust of the Eastern Panhandle and is a member of the Chamber of Commerce and the Potomac Valley Audubon Society. Bonnie and Bill established the Campaign Against Litter Fund at the Eastern WV Community Foundation in 2015 and the Stubblefield Institute for Civil Political Communications at Shepherd University in 2019. Bonnie currently serves on our EWVCF Investment Committee.|
Special thanks to our Emeritus Leadership Council directors who, because of term limits, have rotated off the board, but still support the Foundation in a myriad of ways:
In Memory of Conrad “Connie” Hammann
Dorothea “Tia” McMillan
In Memory of Taylor Perry
In Memory of Douglas M. Roach
D. Scott Roach
Terry Lee Walker