Board Members

CNE is led by a committed, volunteer board of directors, each of whom serve three-year terms. These board members have a diverse array of backgrounds, talents and wide-ranging expertise that they generously contribute to this community through their work with CNE.

Photos by Jeffrey Gleason Photography

Warren Buford


Warren holds a B.A. in political science from Davidson College in North Carolina and an MPhil in political studies (transitional justice) from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, where he served as a Rotary International Ambassadorial Fellow.  He… Read More

Carolyn Burnett


Carolyn Burnett is a Commercial Relationship Manager and Senior Vice President at F&M Bank. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Carolyn was a Commercial Relationship Manager for a regional community bank. Carolyn graduated from James Madison University, earning a Bachelors… Read More

Lee Catlin


Lee Catlin served as an employee of Albemarle County for 25 years. Lee came to Charlottesville to study at the University of Virginia and obtained degrees in English and Speech Communications in 1979. She returned to Charlottesville in 1984… Read More

Kaki Dimock


Kaki is a social worker, friend to animals, and artist with a BA in Sociology from Vassar College and an MSW from Columbia University. She has divided her professional life between local government settings and nonprofits. She values authenticity,… Read More

Christine Jacobs


Christine is currently serving as the Interim Executive Director of the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission (TJPDC) where she is responsible for overseeing the financial, programmatic, and administrative functions of the organization.  Prior to serving in the Interim Director… Read More

Rahul Keshap


Rahul is a long-time Charlottesville resident and has his own law practice, Shuru Law, serving start-ups and non-profits in Virginia and Washington DC. Prior to this, Rahul worked for more than fifteen years at CFA Institute, including two years… Read More

Dan Layman


Dan Layman has been with the Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge since March of 2013 as their President and CEO. He specializes in helping individuals and companies accomplish their charitable objectives and seeks to ensure… Read More

Sarah Mullen


Sarah holds an undergraduate degree in English and Art History from the University of North Carolina, as well an MA (ABD) in American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. She is the Director of Campaign Initiatives in… Read More

Justin Reid


Justin Reid is a cultural heritage and social impact professional who’s passionate about culturally sustainable community development, digital and public humanities, and place-based learning. As director of Community Initiatives at Virginia Humanities, he supports cultural education and preservation across… Read More

Larry Terry


Dr. Larry D. Terry II is the Executive Director of the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia. With over 20 years of public service and higher education experience, Dr. Terry has worked for the… Read More

Nathan Walton


Rev. Dr. Nathan Walton is the Executive Director of Abundant Life Ministries, a community development nonprofit in Charlottesville, and he also serves as Pastor of Formation and Discipleship at Charlottesville Vineyard Church.  Nathan holds a Master of Divinity degree from Duke Divinity School and both a… Read More

Valerie Washington


Mia Woods


Mia Woods, 38, serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Virginia. She has a passion for serving communities in need and providing consistent, ongoing support for youth. Mia began her nonprofit management career… Read More

*Board Academy Fellows
CNE Board Fellows are recent graduates of CNE’s Board Academy who serve one-year, non-voting terms on CNE’s Board of Directors. The Fellows programs gives new Academy graduates the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills they have gained from the Academy, and inspire CNE’s board with a fresh perspective on the organization and its governance.


CNE is excited to launch 7 Actionable Principles for a Strong Social Sector!

Building on themes from 10 discussion sessions with 67 community members, and several leading national frameworks for nonprofit health and impact, the 7 Actionable Principles aim to create a shared understanding of what makes a healthy nonprofit and build a supportive learning community of nonprofits and funders.

We encourage you to check out the site and you can find a recording of our launch town hall here.

CNE Members: Schedule a complimentary hour of support and coaching around the 7 Actionable Principles here.