Board & Staff

Our Staff:

Jennie Smith-Peers

President & CEO

Chad Matlick

Director of Operations

Nina Riivald

Director of Membership Engagement

2024 Board of Directors:

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

Mike Lewis, Vice-Chair
Vice President, United Bank

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

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

Dena Cushman
Executive Director, Beckley Area Foundation

Renee Margocee
Executive Director, Tamarack Foundation for the Arts

David Moran
Board President, Tucker Community Foundation

Christine Mitchell
External Affairs Manager, Hope Gas

Elizabeth Pellegrin
President, Charles & Mary Fayne Glotfelty Foundation

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

Mary Ann Raun
Program Director, Roy & Gwen Steeley Foundation

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

Renee Steffen
Executive Director, Sisters Health Foundation

Lee Storrow
Senior Director of External Affairs, Community Education Group

Office:

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

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.