Jennie Smith-Peers
President & CEO
Chad Matlick
Director of Operations & Revenue

2023 Board of Directors

Marian Clowes, Chair
Associate Director for Community Leadership, Parkersburg Area Community Foundation & Regional Affiliates

Elizabeth Pellegrin, Vice-Chair
Board Member, Charles & Mary Fayne Glotfelty Foundation

Mike Lewis, Treasurer
Vice President, United Bank

Janell Ray, Secretary
Executive Director, The Pallottine Foundation of Buckhannon &
CEO, The Pallottine Foundation of Huntington

Samuel “Tres” Ross III
Executive Director, The Ross Foundation

Dena Cushman
Executive Director, Beckley Area Foundation

Dr. Michelle Foster
President & CEO, The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation

Brock Malcolm
Board of Directors, United Way of Harrison & Doddridge Counties

David Moran
Board President, Tucker Community Foundation

Christine Mitchell
External Affairs Manager, Dominion Energy Services

Jess Puglisi-Sanders
Program Officer, Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley

Patty Showers Ryan
President, Your Community Foundation of North Central West Virginia

Renee Steffen
Executive Director, Sisters Health Foundation


Philanthropy West Virginia
Physical Address: 191 Scott Avenue Morgantown, WV – WVPB Building
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1584, Morgantown, WV 26505
(304) 517-1450

Nominations to the Board of Directors:

Philanthropy WV encourages nominations, including self nominations, for the Board of Directors.  While nominations can be made at any time during the year, the Governance Committee proposes a slate of nominees to the membership each year in early autumn.  The membership votes on the board membership during its annual meeting held in the fall.

The following criteria are used to review all nominations:

  • Experience in the philanthropic sector as either trustee, staff, or founder/donor of a grantmaking organization;
  • Familiarity with Philanthropy West Virginia, as evidenced by conference attendance, participation in seminar and workshop activities, or presenter/expertise in delivery training;
  • Service on committees of Philanthropy West Virginia; and
  • Diversity, including race, gender, geography, and type of grantmaking institution.
  • Download a list of Board Roles and Responsibilities