Board & Staff


Paul D. Daugherty
President & CEO

Hilaria Swisher
Program & Engagement Coordinator

Dr. Tasha Anderson
RCDI Program Coordinator (in partnership with the WV Nonprofit Association)

Krissi Raymond 
Operations & Communication Assistant

Alexis Jones
Legal & Policy Fellow

Samantha “Sam” Stocksdale
Communication Fellow

Nicole Pellegrino
Program Fellow

Mikael Huffman
Program Fellow – Get On The Map

Board of Directors:

Susie Nelson, Chair
Executive Director, Community Foundation of the Ohio Valley

Robert “Bob” Orndorff, Vice Chair & Mission Advancement Committee Chair
Managing Director, WV State & Local Affairs, Dominion Resources Services, Inc.

Robert “Bob” Boone, Treasurer & Finance & Administration Committee Chair
President, Bernard McDonough Foundation

Samuel “Tres” Ross III, Secretary & Public Policy & Advocacy Committee Chair
Executive Director, The Ross Foundation

Marian Clowes
Senior Program Officer, Parkersburg Area Community Foundation & Regional Affiliates

Dena Cushman
Executive Director, Beckley Area Foundation

Dr. Michelle Foster
President & CEO, The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation

Mike Lewis
Vice President, United Bank

Adam Sanders
President, Roy & Gwen Steeley Foundation

Sue Sergi
President, Glotfelty Foundation

Tom Tinder
Executive Director, WV Bar Foundation

Patricia Watson
Trustee, Spriggs & E.G. Roberts Charitable Trusts

Michael Whalton
Executive Director, Eastern WV Community Foundation

David Ziegler
Board Member, Hinton Area Foundation


Philanthropy West Virginia
Physical Address: 191 Scott Avenue Morgantown, WV – WV Public Broadcasting Building
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1584, Morgantown, WV 26505
(304) 517-1450

Nominations to the Board of Directors:

Philanthropy WV encourages nominations, including self nominations, for the Board of Directors.  While nominations can be made at any time during the year, the Nominating Committee proposes a slate of nominees to the membership each year in late summer.  The membership votes on the board membership during its annual meeting held in the fall.

The following criteria are used to review all nominations:

  • Experience in the philanthropic sector as either trustee or staff of a grantmaking organization;
  • Familiarity with Philanthropy West Virginia, as evidenced by conference attendance, participation in seminar and workshop activities, or service as an information resource to grantmakers;
  • Service on committees of Philanthropy West Virginia; and
  • Diversity, including race, gender, geography, and type of grantmaking institution.
  • Download a list of Board Roles and Responsibilities (PDF 40KB)