Board & Staff


Chad Matlick
Director of Operations & Revenue
Abigail E. Miller
Program and Engagement Manager

Isabella A. Stamm
Communications Fellow

Board of Directors:

Adam Sanders, Chair
President, Roy & Gwen Steeley Foundation

Marian Clowes, Vice-Chair
Associate Director for Community Leadership, Parkersburg Area Community Foundation & Regional Affiliates

Elizabeth Pellegrin, Secretary
Board Member, Charles & Mary Fayne Glotfelty Foundation

Mike Lewis, Treasurer
Vice President, United Bank

Samuel “Tres” Ross III, Immediate Past Chair
Executive Director, The Ross Foundation

Dena Cushman
Executive Director, Beckley Area Foundation

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

Megan Hannah
West Virginia American Water

Christine Mitchell
External Affairs Manager, Dominion Energy Services

Susie Nelson
Executive Director, Community Foundation of the Ohio Valley

Janell Ray
Executive Director, The Pallottine Foundation of Buckhannon &
CEO, The Pallottine Foundation of Huntington

Patty Showers Ryan
President, Your Community Foundation of North Central West Virginia

Renee Steffen
Executive Director, Sisters Health Foundation

Brett White
CEO, Tygart Valley United Way


Philanthropy West Virginia
Physical Address: 191 Scott Avenue Morgantown, WV – WVPB 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 Governance Committee proposes a slate of nominees to the membership each year in early autumn.  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, staff, or founder/donor of a grantmaking organization;
  • Familiarity with Philanthropy West Virginia, as evidenced by conference attendance, participation in seminar and workshop activities, or presenter/expertise in delivery training;
  • 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