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 in 2018 distributed 850 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 Loudoun County with their two children.

Kathleen Kanter, Vice President
Treasurer Kathleen Kanter has lived in the Shenandoah Valley for 39 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 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.

Doug Stanley, Treasurer
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.

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), previously served on the board and finance committee of Habitat for Humanity of Winchester-Frederick County, and was treasurer and a board member of Shenandoah Valley Community Residences, based in Winchester.

Darcus Breneman
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.

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 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.

Natalie Greenhalgh
Natalie 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.  Currently she works as an administrator and training support specialist for humanitarian consulting firm, Global Emergency Group (GEG).

Don Louque, III
Don Louque, a 19-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.

Katherine Napier
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.

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.

Larry Weiss
Larry Weiss is Market Manager for Centennial Broadcasting LLC.  Larry has been a Rotarian for more than 18 years, serving in 7 different clubs during his professional career, including positions as Club President. He has been consistently active in multiple Chamber of Commerce committees, and has assisted numerous community service boards and non-profit organizations during his 42-year professional career.  Larry is an active member and lay leader of the local Jewish Temple, Beth El Congregation.

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 was Council President from 2013-2017.  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
John Copenhaver
Sharen Gromling
William Huehn
Ken Rice (Past President)
Harry Smith