We are currently governed by a 11-member board of directors. Board members are chosen for their leadership, experience, and knowledge of their community and its charitable needs. Current members include:

Cary Craig, President
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 retired from the United States Marine Corps Reserves after twenty-two years and has served on the Board of Directors for the Winchester’s Latest Rotary Club and Habitat for Humanity of Winchester-Frederick County.
Kathleen Kanter, Vice President

Treasurer Kathleen Kanter has lived in the Shenandoah Valley for 39 years and is the manager of H. L. Borden Lumber and Hardware in Strasburg Virginia. She is a retired dental hygienist, who now practices in various non-profit dental clinics. She is in the Strasburg Rotary Club and is serving on various District Committees. She served as bookkeeper for the Community Foundation for 5 years, and now is serving on the Board.

Katherine Napier, Secretary

Katherine (Kathy) Napier has lived in Warren County for more than 30 years and retired in 2018 as Vice President of Business Development for the Clinical Diagnostics Division of Thermo Fisher Scientific. She has served on various community boards including Valley Health System, Warren Memorial Hospital, Samuels Public Library, First Baptist Church, and the local board of the American Lung Association. She is a member of the Warren County Rotary Club. She and her husband Retired Judge Ronald Napier live in Front Royal.

Darcus Breneman, Treasurer
Darcus Breneman is Vice President and Business Development Officer at First Bank.  She served as 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.
Cathy Arrington

Cathy’s previous role as a founding executive director of a nonprofit. She had a very strong
relationship with the Community Foundation in Maine. The nonprofit was a grantee and later she
served as a grant reviewer for various granting programs of the foundation. Cathy has also served
on over twelve community driven nonprofit boards as a member and as president. She is also currently
a member of the Association of Fundraising professionals.

Erik Beatley
Rieman Claytor

Rieman Claytor has previously provided her aid to CFNSV by serving on the grant selections board. She is currently the Vice President at H.N. Funkhouser and Co. Rieman has also taught Sunday School at 1st Presbyterian Church. As well as serving as the President and Speaker chair for the Clarke County Rotary Club in 2016/2017. Rieman is also chair at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley’s finance committee. While aslo serving as a board member on the National Association of Shell Marketers. She is also a Dunkin advertising committee member.  

Julia Connell

Julia Connell is a Vice-President and Wealth Advisor for Goldman Sachs Personal Financial Management in Winchester. Julia is a Certified Financial Planner and holds a master’s degree in Financial Planning. She is a resident of Winchester and Past-President of the Rotary Club of Winchester. In addition to serving on the CFNSV board, Julia also serves on the board of directors of Timber Ridge School. She is treasurer of the Shepherd University Foundation Board of Directors and a member of the Valley Health System Investment Committee. Julia enjoys playing tennis and spending time with family and friends.

Clay Perry

Clay Perry grew up in Frederick County and graduated from James Wood High School in 1988. Upon graduating with Distinction from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia in 1992, he focused his career on technology and the global supply chain. He returned home 20 years ago when launching a global software company called Integration Point before retiring in 2020 as the SVP of Global Markets. Today, Clay spends most his time serving his church and community. He is a member of Victory Church’s finance and mission committees as well as a youth leader. Within the community, he is an active board member at WATTS, co-Chair of Kiwanis Pancake Day, a member of Small Business Freedom Alliance, and a volunteer for Olive Branch Food Pantry.

John Tyson
John H. Tyson is a retired biotech 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.
Richard Kennedy, Director

Richard has recently left as Interim CEO of Blue Ridge Hospice after one and a half years, then moved back on the Board of Directors. Previously, Richard was CEO of the Top of Virginia Regional Chamber while working with various non-profit community organizations. Previously, Richard was the Fiscal Manager for Apple Country Head Start shortly after re-locating here with his wife from Southern California. During Richard’s career, he has held financial positions ranging from CFO to Controller in various industries such as Computer Manufacturing, Banking, Retail, Transportation, and Staffing.

Director Emeriti

Mary Anne Biggs
Byron Brill
John Copenhaver
Sharen Gromling
William Huehn
Ken Rice
Harry Smith


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