Foundation Board and Staff

 

Board of Directors

The DSLCC Educational Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of representatives from the counties and cities of the College’s service area – Alleghany, Bath, northern Botetourt, and Rockbridge Counties, the cities of Buena Vista, Covington and Lexington, and the Town of Clifton Forge. Their foresight and support in promoting and providing educational opportunities for our citizens demonstrates a commitment to these communities and to the Foundation’s goal to “Build Futures – Build Lives – Build Hope.”

Board Officers

President: Donna Vaughn
Botetourt County
Retired Educator
Past President: Elaine Nelson
Lexington/ Rockbridge County
Certified Financial Planner, Scott & Stringfellow
1st Vice President: Michelle Crook
Botetourt County
CFO, Bank of Botetourt
2nd Vice President: Nick Moga
Alleghany County
Owner PCSS, LLC
 Secretary: Dr. John J. Rainone
Alleghany County
DSLCC President
 Treasurer: John Stone
City of Covington
Owner, John H. Stone Nationwide Insurance

Board Members

Gretel Anderson
Alleghany County
Retired Educator
Donna Beirne
Alleghany County
Educator, Alleghany County Public Schools
Kathy Bryant
Alleghany County
Branch Manager, Highlands Community Bank
Margaret Burks
City of Covington
Retired Educatork
Betsy Carter
Botetourt County
Retired Educator
Sarah Dyer
City of Buena Vista
Businesswoman
Duaine Fitzgerald
City of Lexington
Retired Businessman
Harrison Fridley
City of Lexington
Retired Pharmacist & Businessman
Ramona Garcia
County of Bath
Educator
William “Eddie” Graham, Jr.
Alleghany County
Director – Jackson River Governor’s School
Teenie Kegley
Alleghany County/City of Covington
Co-Owner, B. A. Rupert Real Estate, Inc.
Helen Kostel
Alleghany County
Community Volunteer
Kathy Landreth
County of Bath
CEO, Bath Community Hospital
Ray Lipes
Alleghany County
Manager, Lumos Networks
Ray Lipes
Alleghany County
Manager, Lumos Networks
Dave Newkirk
Alleghany County
Retired VP/Operations & Mill Manager of Covington Mill, WestRock
 Virginia Nowlin
County of Bath
Retired Educator
 Jackie Stephenson
County of Bath
Retired Educator
Lois Switzer
Botetourt County
Retired Educator
Deborah Weddle
City of Lexington
Retired Educator
 William Wilson
Alleghany County/City of Covington
Senior Law Partner, Wilson, Updike & Nicely

Director Emeritus

Karin R. Ellis – County of Bath
David Minter (deceased) – Alleghany County

Educational Foundation Staff

Rachael Thompson
Executive Director
540-863-2837
rthompson@dslcc.edu

Jodi Burgess
Advancement Coordinator
540-863-2835
jburgess@dslcc.edu

Sara Chambers
Administrative Assistant
540-863-2934
sesmith@dslcc.edu