Board of Directors

The Board consists of volunteers representing the leadership of the Peninsula community. They are nominated by a standing committee and elected by the existing Board. Members have fiducial and policymaking responsibilities for management and disposal of the assets of the Foundation, in accordance with the bylaws and articles of incorporation of the Foundation.

The Board is legally responsible for the Foundation’s monetary holdings and has oversight responsibility; however, they are not operators of the Foundation. The Foundation Board also has the authority to reject gifts that do not meet the goals of the Foundation or mission of the college. The President of Thomas Nelson Community College is an ex-officio member of the Board. In addition, the local College Board appoints one of its members to serve as liaison to the Foundation Board.

Educational Foundation


Mr. Ty Alexander

CEO, Alexander Partners, LLC

Mr. David Burris
Mr. David Burris

President, Peninsula SunTrust Bank

Ms. Cynthia H. Callaway, J.D., Executive Director
Ms. Cynthia H. Callaway, J.D., Executive Director

Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Thomas Nelson Community College

Mr. Thomas J. Cosgrove

Manager, Corporate Citizenship & Government Relations, Newport News Shipbuilding

Dr. John T. Dever
Dr. John T. Dever

Secretary President, Thomas Nelson Community College

Mr. Jack L. Ezzell, Jr.

Chief Executive Officer, Zel Technologies, LLC

Mr. Rick Gallaer

President, POMOCO Group

Ms. Amanda E. Johnston
Ms. Amanda E. Johnston

Legislative Assistant, Delegate Brenda Pogge

Ms. Marilyn L. Kuhn
Ms. Marilyn L. Kuhn

Vice President, Human ResourcesLangley Federal Credit Union

Mr. Mike Kuhns
Mr. Mike Kuhns

College Board Member Liaison

The Honorable Mamie E. Locke

Senator, 2nd District

Mr. David J. Masterson
Mr. David J. Masterson

President, Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center

Mr. Patrick B. McDermott, Esq.

Attorney, McDermott Ward

The Honorable Ross A. Mugler
The Honorable Ross A. Mugler

Commissioner of the Revenue, City of Hampton

Mr. Charles A. Nurnberger
Mr. Charles A. Nurnberger

Treasurer, Vice President for Finance & Administration, Thomas Nelson Community College

 
Mr. Robert F. Shuford
Mr. Robert F. Shuford

Chairman of the Corporation & President, Old Point Financial Corporation

Mr. Digby Solomon

Retired, Publisher & CEO, Daily Press Media Group

The Honorable Dr. Turner M. Spencer
The Honorable Dr. Turner M. Spencer

Former Member: Hampton City Council, Thomas Nelson Professor Emeritus, Thomas Nelson Retiree

Dr. Sebastiana Gagliano Springmann
Dr. Sebastiana Gagliano Springmann

Dentist, New Town Dental Arts


Foundation Staff


Tracy Ashley
Ms. Tracy Ashley

Director of Development, Thomas Nelson Community College

Ms. Michelle D. Garrett
Ms. Michelle D. Garrett

Foundation Assistant, Thomas Nelson Community College

Ms. Patrese Hall
Ms. Patrese Hall

AccountantThomas Nelson Community College

Ms. Terry Wagner, J.D.
Ms. Terry Wagner, J.D.

Grants Program ManagerThomas Nelson Community College


Emeritus Board Members


Mr. Eugene W. Johnson
Mr. Eugene W. Johnson

Board Member Emeritus, Hampton University

Ms. Athena M. Robbins
Ms. Athena M. Robbins

CPA Partner Carmines, Robbins & Company, Board Member Emeritus