BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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
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
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.
Bret Hrbek has been a financial advisor for Edward Jones in Front Royal, Virginia since 2001. He is a past president of the Rotary Club of Front Royal and United Way of Front Royal-Warren County. From 2006-2010 and 2012-2016, Bret served on the Front Royal Town Council. Currently he is a member of the Council on Finance and Administration for the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church and vice president of the Zeta Beta Tau Foundation. Bret has his bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech and master’s degree in financial planning from Bentley College. He is married to Jessica and has four children, Noah, Annie, Hunter, and Luke.
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.
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.
Mary Anne Biggs