Board of Directors

We are currently governed by a 12-member board of directors. Board members are chosen for their leadership, experience and knowledge of their community and its charitable needs. Current members include:

Erik Beatley, President
President Erik Beatley is president of Enterprise Hospitality Group and Allen Properties, Inc. A lifelong resident of the Winchester community, he is a graduate of the Shenandoah University School of Business and serves on the University Endowment Committee. He is an active member of the Winchester Rotary, serving a co-chair of the Winchester Rotary Coats for Kids campaign, which this year will distribute 750 new coats to area children and youth. He is a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow and has received the Phil Sprinkle Vocational Award and the Distinguished Service Award. Erik and his wife Jennifer live in Frederick County with their two children.

Peter Heerwagen, Secretary
Secretary Peter Heerwagen is the former publisher of the Quad-State Business Journal covering parts of fours states along the I-81 corridor from Chambersburg, PA to Woodstock, VA. A resident of Winchester with an MBA degree in finance, he is active with the Highland Food Pantry in Winchester and the Winchester Area Temporary Thermal Shelter (WATTS), and previously served on the board and finance committee of Habitat for Humanity of Winchester-Frederick County.

Kathleen Kanter, Treasurer
Treasurer Kathleen Kanter has lived in the Shenandoah Valley for 38 years and is manager of H. L. Borden Lumber and Hardware in Strasburg Virginia. She is a retired dental hygienist, who now practices in various non-profit clinics. She is in the Strasburg Rotary Club and is serving as Assistant Governor for Area 2. She served as bookkeeper for the Community Foundation for 5 years.

Darcus Breneman
Darcus Breneman is a client advisor at The Winchester Group (TWG) and Winchester Wealth Management.  She is the 2017 Board President of the United Way Northern Shenandoah Valley, where she has served since 2011.  She has been a Rotarian since 1992 and is currently a member of the Rotary Club of Winchester.  She served on the Lord Fairfax Community College Foundation Board from May 2010 to December 2016, is a member of the Valley Business Women/Top of Virginia Chamber, and attends Macedonia United Methodist Church in White Post.

John Copenhaver
John Copenhaver is Professor Emeritus of Religion and Philosophy at Shenandoah University and is the Vice-Chair of the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy. He is interested in social entrepreneurship, specifically alternative lending. He serves on the Board of Church and Society of Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church, and is active with the Torch Club of Winchester, the Rotary Club of Winchester and the Valley Interfaith Council.

Cary Craig
Cary M. Craig Jr. is an attorney with the Winchester law firm Harrison & Johnston, PLC. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University and Loyola University New Orleans, College of Law. Cary is in the United States Marine Corps Reserves and has served on the Board of Directors for the Winchester’s Latest Rotary Club and Habitat for Humanity of Winchester-Frederick County.

Ben Glenn II
Ben Glenn II has served the nonprofit and civil service sectors for 30 years in many roles including grantmaker, fundraiser and communications executive.  He has worked for a broad range of fields including the visual and performing arts, disability services, and animal welfare.  He was Manager of Communications for The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region in Washington D.C. from 2006 – 2011 and Manager of Communications and Volunteer Services at St. Luke Community Clinic in Front Royal from 2012-2016.  He is currently Vice President and Program Committee Chair for the Friends of Samuels Library and a lecturer at Randolph Macon Academy.

Natalie Swope Greenhalgh
Natalie Swope Greenhalgh is a native of Winchester and a resident of Clarke County. She has served as a teacher in public and private schools in Virginia, California and Germany and has used her skills in networking, fundraising, grant writing and research on behalf of educational organizations.

Don Louque, III
Don Louque, a 18-year resident of Winchester, is currently Director of Business Development, Clutch, Inc. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a degree in Marketing and Communications. He is active with several nonprofits and boards and currently serves as the vice president, marketing for the Boy Scouts of America, Shenandoah Area Council and is assistant scoutmaster for Boy Scouts of America, Troop 45. He is active with the Winchester Rotary where he is the former President, Current Committee Chair for Public Relations and member of the Golf Committee.

Doug Stanley
Douglas P. “Doug” Stanley is the County Administrator for Warren County, Virginia; a post he has held since April 2000. Doug has a B.A. in Geography from Mary Washington College, a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a Graduate Certificate in Public Administration from Shenandoah University. He is also a graduate of the Senior Executive Institute at the University of Virginia – Weldon Cooper Center. Doug has served many community boards including the Warren Memorial Hospital Planning Committee, Front Royal Rotary Club – Board of Directors, and Warren County Educational Endowment Board of Directors.

John Tyson
John H. Tyson is a retired bio-tech executive with more than 40 years experience in medical device, pharmaceutical and biological systems development and operations.  During 25 years as a member of this community he has served on numerous nonprofit boards and state advisory councils.  Currently, he is an active member of the Winchester Rotary Club, serves as Secretary of the Our Health Board, and is President of the Winchester Day Preschool Board.

John Willingham
John Willingham is Market President at Wells Fargo in Winchester and Managing Director at Stoneridge Capital, LLC.  He has served on City Council for the City of Winchester since January 2009, and is the current Council President.  He serves on the finance committee of Valley Health and as chairman of the Winchester Frederick County Metropolitan Planning Organization.  He graduated from Virginia Tech where he doubled majored in Accounting and Finance.

Director Emeriti
Mary Anne Biggs
Byron Brill
Sharen Gromling
William Huehn
Ken Rice (Past President)
Harry Smith