Board of Directors

Officers 2014-2015

Chair, Paul F. Phillips
Freedom First Federal Credit Union

Vice Chair,
Dr. Diana Christopulos
Director/President/Board Chair
Roanoke Valley Cool Cities Coalition

Secretary, Sandra Pratt
Director, Community Development, Wheeler Broadcasting

872961Treasurer, Christopher E. Thomas, CFP, CRPC
Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
Financial Advisor
First Vice President – Investments


Member-at-Large, Elizabeth Holbrook
Assistant Professor, Roanoke College

Member-at-Large, Linda Staley
Brand Manager, Carilion Clinic

Member-at-Large, Wayne G. Strickland, Executive Director
Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission

Member at Large, Daniel C. Summerlin, III
Woods, Rogers, & Hazlegrove


Past Chair, Henry Scholz, IV
Manager, Commercial Real Estate Services
MKB Realtors

Directors 2014-2015


Lee Clark
CEO, Virginia Mountain Red Cross

Kit Hale
General Manager, MKB Realtors


Marc Hirshorn
Senior Financial Planner, Greystone Financial Planner

Dr. Lorraine Lange
Superintendent, Roanoke County Public Schools

Rob Ledger
Economic Development Manager
City of Roanoke

Carol Orndorff
Director, Marketing
Norfolk Southern Corporation