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.
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
Mr. David Farajollahi
Mr. Michael Forehand, Vice Chair
Inova Health System
Ms. Erin Hogan, Chair
Bank of America
Anne M. Kress, PhD
President, Northern Virginia Community College
Ms. Julia Lafferty
Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, P.S.
Mr. Thomas W. Minnick
Ms. Rosaelena "Rosie" O'Neil
Ms. Kelly Persons
Executive Director, NOVA Foundation
Mr. John Porter
Mr. Buddy Rizer
Loudoun County Economic Development
Dr. Matt Shank
Virginia Foundation of Independent Colleges
Ms. Zuzana Steen
Mr. Joe Teipe