Board Members

Northern Virginia is home to some of the brightest and innovative working and retired professionals in the country, a blessing for institutions like the NOVA Foundation. As a College dedicated to generating new opportunities for tomorrow’s leaders, our Board is composed of outstanding local public and private sector representatives.

Member Selection

All new Board members are nominated by sitting Board members and vetted by the Nominating Committee. Board members hold their positions for up to 3 years; the Board Chair presides for a maximum of 2 years.

This regular turnover ensures the Foundation remains rejuvenated with fresh ideas and perspectives – crucial for ensuring our students, faculty, and staff maintain access to the finest resources.

Current Board Members

Ms. Debi Alexander
SPecially Adapted Resource Clubs (SPARC)

Ms. Kristina Bouweiri
Reston Limousine

Ms. Kathleen M. Flaherty
Matthews, Carter and Boyce

Mr. Michael Forehand, Board Secretary
Inova Health System

Mr. James Hannah
General Dynamics Information Technology

Ms. Erin Hogan, Vice Chair
Bank of America

The Honorable Mark Keam
Delegate, Virginia House of Representatives

Mr. Andrew Ko

Dr. Anne Kress
President, Northern Virginia Community College

Ms. Julia Lafferty
Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, P.S.

Ms. Esther Lee

Mr. Thomas W. Minnick

Mr. John Morgan
Rees Broome, PC

Ms. Rosaelena "Rosie" O'Neil 
Georgetown University 

Mr. John Porter

Ms. Mary Power
M-Powering Leaders, LLC

Mr. Scott Price
Dominion Energy

Ms. Kelly Persons
Executive Director, NOVA Foundation

Mr. Buddy Rizer, Board Chair
Loudoun County Economic Development

Mr. Mordecai Scott

Dr. Matt Shank
Virginia Foundation of Independent Colleges

Ms. Zuzana Steen
Micron Technology

Mr. Joe Teipe
Washington Times


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