2020/2021 Board Members and Officers

Michele Mansouri, President
Ben Maxwell, President-Elect
Kirstin Snead, Secretary
Dan Hansen, Treasurer
Harry Dickinson, Founding Board Member
Paul Giambra, New Board Member

The Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region announces three local leaders have joined its fiscal year 2020/2021 Board of Governors.  In addition, Michele Mansouri, Executive Director and Vice President of Access Eye, will take over duties as Board President when current President Stuart Ashton, Jr. ends his term.  All Board changes took effect July 1.

The new board members are: Harry Dickinson, PhD, CPA Current Consultant and Retired Partner with Bishop, Farmer & Co., LLC;  Paul Giambra, President and Chief Executive Officer of Quarles Petroleum, Inc. and Ben Maxwell, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones.

Harry Dickinson is a founding board member of the foundation who is returning for a new term of service. Ben Maxwell, also a returning board member, will serve as President-Elect for the 2020-2021 fiscal year.

To complete the board Executive Committee, Kirstin Snead takes over duties as Secretary and Dan Hansen returns to his role as Treasurer.

The new members will fill board vacancies created when several long-term members retired from the organization on June 30.  The foundation is grateful for the service of: Margaret Hardy, President, Attorney/Shareholder, Sands Anderson, PC; Chris Franklin, Partner, Parrish Snead Franklin Simpson, PLC; Maria Franklin, Senior Vice President, Retired, Union Bank & Trust;  Jamie Scully, First Vice President, Cushman & Wakefield – Thalhimer; Cathy Wack, President, Wack General Contractor and foundation Past President Ben Wafle Advisor, Retired, Heritage Wealth Advisors.

About The Community Foundation

The Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization that manages and distributes charitable giving in the Rappahannock River Region. The foundation is a devoted advocate for the vitality and well-being of our community. One of The Community Foundation’s strategies for preserving and growing the quality of life in our region is supporting higher education for area students.

The Community Foundation offers a spectrum of services for individuals, organizations and businesses that are eager to achieve great results with their charitable actions. For more information call 540 373-9292, email or visit

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