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

Kakie Brooks

Director

Katherine (Kakie) Brooks grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota, then moved to the East Coast for college and graduate school. She attended Smith College (1981, B.A. in English), then taught high school English in the Boston area for 5… Read More

Warren Buford

Director

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

Director

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

Lee Catlin

Director

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

Trish Cluff

Secretary

Trish Cluff is the Chief of Strategic Relations and Marketing for the University of Virginia Health System. The Health System includes the University of Virginia Medical Center, UVA Children’s Hospital, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physicians Group and… Read More

Susan Dawson

Director

Susan is the Chief People Officer at Silverchair Information Systems. As the Chief People Officer, Susan is responsible for supporting and enabling Silverchair to attract, retain, and develop top talent throughout the organization.

Susan has had a passion for helping… Read More

Dana Harris

Co-Chair

Dana Harris is a seasoned nonprofit executive and director, with more than twenty years experience. Areas of focus include governance, advancement, publicity, donor relations, event management, board development and grant writing. In the past, Ms. Harris has worked as… Read More

Rahul Keshap

Director

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

Co-Chair

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

Michael McKee

Director

Michael McKee brings 30 years of experience in nonprofits to his role as CEO of the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. He joined the organization in 2009 to lead development and planning, and was named CEO in 2013.

Previously, he… Read More

Sarah Mullen

Director

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

Director

Justin Reid is the Director of African American Programs at Virginia Humanities. Justin is a cultural preservationist and civil rights public historian, and at his position at the Virginia Humanities, he facilitates cultural heritage initiatives across the state. At Virginia Humanities,… Read More

Tim Rose

Director

Tim Rose is Chief Executive Officer of the University of Virginia Foundation, steward for approximately 5,200 acres for the University of Virginia, including the Boar’s Head Inn and Birdwood Golf Course, Morven Farms, and the Historic Renovation Corporation. In… Read More

Stephanie Snell

Treasurer

Stephanie is a Charlottesville native and graduate of UVa’s McIntire School of Commerce. After “retiring” from a 20+ year career in commercial banking, she now owns and operates, along with her husband, Charlottesville Skin and Laser Center. Stephanie currently… Read More

Larry Terry

Director

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

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.

 

Selena Cozart

Fellow

Libby Edwards-Allbaugh

Fellow

Libby Edwards-Allbaugh is the owner and manager of The Tax Ladies, LLC. The Tax Ladies specializes in financial consulting and services for startups, small businesses, and sole proprietors. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she obtained a degree… Read More

Molly Hurt

Fellow

Molly works in the development office at Peabody School, supporting their capital campaign and other projects. Prior to her current position, Molly worked at a grant-making foundation in the DC area, overseeing a team focused on project management, grant… Read More

Will Morrison

Fellow

Will Morrison is the manager of business analytics and reporting at CFA Institute. He obtained his BS in electrical engineering from Johns Hopkins University and a master of systems engineering from the University of Virginia. Before he joined the… Read More

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