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 the Vice President of Business Services at UVA Community Credit Union and has served as a Commercial Loan Officer for about 15 years.  Carolyn graduated from James Madison University, earning a Bachelors of Business Administration in… 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 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 Executive Director role,… Read More

Marta Keane


Marta has been the CEO of JABA since April 2013. She came to JABA as COO in the Fall of 2012. She has made collaboration a focus of her tenure- both internal and external. The opportunities grow as JABA… 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

Marcia Marsh


Marcia was the Chief Operating Officer for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF-US). As COO, she oversaw the execution of WWF’s strategy and operating systems and led government affairs and policy, private sector engagement, development and marketing and communications efforts…. 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. He previously worked as the Director of Community Initiatives at Virginia Humanities, for the Moton… Read More

Nathan Walton


Rev. Dr. Nathan Walton is Co-Lead Pastor at East End Fellowship in Richmond, Virginia.  He most recently served as Executive Director of Abundant Life Ministries, a community development nonprofit in Charlottesville, and has also served as Pastor of Formation and Discipleship… 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.