Foundation Board of Directors

The Piedmont Virginia Community College Educational Foundation was established in 1982 to cultivate and provide financial and in-kind support for Piedmont Virginia Community College. The Educational Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of representatives from the business, financial and professional areas in the communities served by the College and of administrative and faculty personnel from the College.

Board Members 2016

John J. Young 
Foundation President

Dr. Robert "Bob" Gest III
Foundation Vice President


Dr. Bobbie Bruner

Patricia L. Fleshman Burnette

Dr. Al Colville

Shelia Davis

Stephen Davis

Alison DeTuncq

Adrian Felts

Jay Ferguson

Marcus Hill

Richard Howard-Smith

Ken Lawson

Marianne Shepard

Phillip Shiflett

Philip Sparks

David Turner 

Ex Officio

Dr. Frank Friedman 
Foundation Board Secretary
PVCC President 

Kim McManus 
Foundation Board Treasurer
PVCC Vice President for Finance
and Administrative Services

Dr. John R. Donnelly 
PVCC Vice President for Instruction
and Student Services

Executive Director

Dr. Jim Ross 
PVCC Vice President for Institutional
Advancement and Development

Faculty Advisors

Dr. Barbara Heyl 
Professor of Chemistry

Connie Jorgensen 
Assistant Professor of Political Science

Staff Support

Simone Alley
Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving

Laura Donovan
Administrative Asistant

Silvia Dowell
Scholarship and Alumni Association Coordinator