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
PHILLIPS Programs for Children and Families

Ms. Kristina Bouweiri
Reston Limousine

Mr. Anthony Burchard
Virginia Hospital Center Foundation

Ellen F. Dyke, Board Chair

Ms. Kathleen M. Flaherty
Matthews, Carter and Boyce

Mr. Michael Forehand
Inova Health System

Mr. Michael Graff, Jr.
McGuireWoods

Mr. James Hannah
General Dynamics Information Technology

Ms. Erin Hogan
Bank of America

Ms. Debra Coffman Howe
Airamid Health Services and Kane Financial Services

The Honorable Mark Keam
Delegate, Virginia House of Representatives

Mr. Andrew Ko
Amazon Web Services

Dr. Anne Kress
President, Northern Virginia Community College

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

Ms. Esther Lee
Refraction

Mr. Thomas W. Minnick
ncgCARE

Mr. John Morgan
Rees Broome, PC

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
Loudoun County Economic Development

Mr. Mordecai Scott
Savills

Dr. Matt Shank, Vice Chair
Virginia Foundation of Independent Colleges

Mr. Joe Teipe
Washington Times

MAKE A GIFT. MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

Are you ready to donate to NOVA? Your charitable gift can leave a lasting legacy.