Board of Directors

Board of Directors

The BridgeValley Foundation leadership consist of a group of local industry and community leaders who volunteer their time to help BridgeValley build a brighter future for the places we call home. 

 

Mr. Rick Atkinson, Chair - Term expires:  June 30, 2022

Rick serves as the City Manager for the City of South Charleston and began volunteering on the Foundation Board in 2018.

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Mr. John Frisby, Vice Chair - Term expires:  June 30, 2023

John serves as an Investigator for the State of West Virginia and began volunteering on the Foundation Board in 2019. 

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Mr. Rob Vanater, Secretary - Term expires:  June 30, 2023

Rob owns Drip Coffee, located on Main Street in Hurricane and Route 34 in Teays Valley, and began volunteering on the Foundation Board in 2019.

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Ms. Sarah Martin, Treasurer - Term expires:  June 30, 2021

Sarah is a CPA for Gray, Griffith, and Mays.  She first served as a member of the Bridgemont Foundation Board and has been actively involved with Foundation activities since BridgeValley's inception in 2014.   

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Dr. Sue Forsbrey - Term expires:  June 30, 2023

Dr. Forsbrey is actively involved with the BridgeValley Nursing program, as well as volunteers her time as a Foundation Board member.  She taught nursing courses for many years at Kanawha Valley CTC.

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Ms. Rachel Harper - Term expires:  June 30, 2023

Rachel is one of BridgeValley's distinguished alumna and just recently joined the Foundation Board.  While attending BVCTC, she was the Student Government (SGA) President, Board of Governors (BOG) Student Representative, and the first WV HEPC State Advisory Council of Students (SACS) Chair from a two-year institution. She went on to study at West Virginia State University where she received both a B.A. in Political Science with a minor in History and her Master’s in Public Administration. While at WVSU, she was both SGA Vice President, BOG Student Representative, WV HEPC SACS representative for WVSU, as well as, president of the Political Science Society and member of multiple campus organizations. Today, she spends most of her time with her family and working towards the family business, Harper Designs, while still pursuing her passion for higher education and volunteering.

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Dr. Carl Kennedy - Term expires:  June 30, 2023

Dr. Carl owns Kennedy Dental in Montgomery, WV.  In addition to serving on the Foundation Board, he is actively involved in the communities of Montgomery and Smithers.

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