Staff & Board

Our Team

Our team members bring unique expertise in philanthropy and charitable giving and an abiding commitment to serving our region, our nonprofit partners, and our donors. Names are displayed in alphabetical order.

Alex Gross
Alex Gross

Senior Donor Relations Manager

Alex is responsible for ensuring robust support, service and engagement with the foundation's fundholders. She also leads program design and donor engagement with the Investing for Local Impact program and is a key strategic partner in advanced donor services to philanthropic community partners.

agross@cacfonline.org
Andi Senatro
Andi Senatro

Operations Manager

Andi supports administration, human resources, database management, and the systems and procedures that promote efficiency and increase effectiveness across all foundation activities.

asenatro@cacfonline.org
Brennan Gould
Brennan Gould

President & Chief Executive Officer

Brennan is responsible for directing the Community Foundation's strategy and operations, and for ensuring that its mission is fulfilled through expanding relationships with the community. She serves as an ex-officio member of the foundation’s Governing Board, to which she reports.

bgould@cacfonline.org
Carrie Soubra
Carrie Soubra

Administrative Assistant

Carrie performs a variety of administrative functions and provides general office support for all foundation activities. She interacts regularly with stakeholders, answers and directs incoming phone calls and emails, schedules meetings, and provides database support.

csoubra@cacfonline.org
Chaquita Venable
Chaquita Venable

Donor Relations Manager

Chaquita performs a variety of programmatic and administrative functions as part of the Advancement team, including support for applicants and grantees to our donor advised grantmaking programs. Additionally, she coordinates compliance, general information management, communications, and customer service related to our individual and family funds.

cvenable@cacfonline.org
Daniel Fairley II
Daniel Fairley II

Donor Relations Manager for Advised Competitive Grants

Daniel leads all aspects of the Community Foundation’s application-based, competitive, donor-advised grant programs. Daniel works closely with the Advancement team to build relationships with both fundholders and community partners.

dfairley@cacfonline.org
Eboni Bugg
Eboni Bugg

Director of Community Investment

Eboni leads and oversees community investment strategies, including grant-making, local impact investing, and non-monetary resources programming to ensure activities align with our mission and values while responding to community data and needs across our region.

ebugg@cacfonline.org
Joumana Altallal
Joumana Altallal

Senior Communications Manager

Joumana is responsible for expanding the visibility of the organization to meaningfully engage with the region's diverse audiences while developing effective and innovative communications that reflect organizational values and goals.

jaltallal@cacfonline.org
Justin Reid
Justin Reid

Senior Programs Manager

Justin works in collaboration with the Programs team to carry forward existing and new discretionary programs rooted in trust-based, equity-forward philanthropy.

jreid@cacfonline.org
Kisha Bwenge
Kisha Bwenge

Senior Capacity Building Manager

Kisha works with the Programs team to provide direct capacity building support to grant partners, oversee the Catchafire program, and serve as the primary liaison for our Agency Funds.

kbwenge@cacfonline.org
Maggie McCann
Maggie McCann

Senior Accounting Manager

Maggie leads on all aspects of Community Foundation asset, financial and fund management and reporting. To advance our donors’ financial and investment goals, Maggie develops and manages the foundation’s relationships with tax, legal and investment professionals and institutional partners.

mmccann@cacfonline.org
Megan Donovan
Megan Donovan

Grants Administrator

Megan performs a variety of programmatic and administrative tasks to support the functioning of the foundation’s discretionary grantmaking and capacity building programs. She works with grant partners and coordinates event and meeting support, while helping to ensure compliance with the foundation’s standards, policies, and procedures.

mdonovan@cacfonline.org
Ryan Jacoby
Ryan Jacoby

Director of Operations

Ryan oversees foundation-wide administration, procedures, and project management, including communications, human resources, and database management.

rjacoby@cacfonline.org
Symia Tabron
Symia Tabron

Accounting Manager

Symia works with our Finance team to ensure the foundation maintains strong financial health, sound fiscal stewardship, and organizational integrity and compliance.

stabron@cacfonline.org
Terrel White
Terrel White

Director of Advancement

Terrel oversees strategic resource development, donor education, philanthropic services, and ensures that the Advancement team is equipped to connect donors with impactful community initiatives.

twhite@cacfonline.org
Valerie Martin
Valerie Martin

Accounting Assistant

Valerie performs accounting and administrative functions in support of the finance team and the foundation's work, while coordinating contributions and accounts payable activities and helping to ensure compliance with financial and record-keeping procedures.

vmartin@cacfonline.org
Vivi Rogers
Vivi Rogers

Director of Finance

Vivi plays a key role in ensuring the foundation delivers on our mission to improve quality of life as a community-centered, equity-forward organization by maintaining strong financial health, sound fiscal stewardship, and organizational integrity and compliance.

vrogers@cacfonline.org

Our Governing Board

Our Governing Board is entrusted to guide the Community Foundation, and its members actively seek a wide range of community perspectives that strengthen our decision-making and complement our individual expertise. Names are displayed in alphabetical order.

Andrea Roberts
Andrea Roberts

Chair of the Governing Board

An associate professor of accounting at UVA, Andrea specializes in nonprofit financial reporting. She is a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s Not-for-Profit Project Resource Group, a past president of the AAA’s Diversity Section, and a member of the American Accounting Association and the PhD Project Accounting Doctoral Students Association.

Ashleigh O'Brien
Ashleigh O'Brien

Ashleigh is Director of Sustainable Investments at CornerStone Partners. She holds a Master's in International Affairs from Johns Hopkins University. Ashleigh has led investments for the Johns Hopkins University Investment Office and the International Finance Corporation. She has expertise in impact investing, and through her prior experience at the World Bank, understands the complexities of different financing approaches that must be tailored for communities.

Bethany Teachman
Bethany Teachman

Bethany is Professor and Director of Clinical Training and Co-Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of Virginia in the Department of Psychology, and director of the public website MindTrails and Project Implicit Health. She has been awarded an American Psychological Association Distinguished Scientific Early Career Award, multiple national mentoring awards, and is a Fellow of multiple associations.

Bob Downer
Bob Downer

Bob served as General District Court Judge for the 16th Judicial District in Virginia for 18 years. He was elected by the General Assembly serving in 2001 and reelected in 2007 and 2013. He instituted the Therapeutic Docket serving the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County. He is the recipient of the Clarence Earl Gideon Award in 2019 and presently serves as a facilitator judge in the Judicial Performance Evaluation Program.

Bob Sweeney
Bob Sweeney

Bob retired as the Senior VP of Development and Public Affairs for the University of Virginia in 2016. During his twenty-five years in the position, he restructured the university's development effort, and its philanthropic cash flow increased fourfold in ten years, from $50 million to $200 million. He is married to Lili Powell, a professor with appointments in the Darden School of Business and the University of Virginia School of Nursing.

Charles Lewis
Charles Lewis

Charles has founded multiple organizations and holds key roles, including serving with the Black Professional Network of Charlottesville. He produces and co-hosts the community-based talk show In My Humble Opinion, and is co-owner of Out Sight Events, a local event company. Charles works as a Senior Unified Communications Engineer at UVA Health, and is a trusted community leader, and proud family man.

Diane Schmidt
Diane Schmidt

Chair of the Audit Committee

Diane works for Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Central Virginia. She received degrees from JMU and Mary Washington and is a graduate of Leadership Charlottesville.

Glenn Rust
Glenn Rust

Glenn is President and CEO and a Director of Virginia National Bank and Virginia National Bankshares, a billion-dollar, publicly traded company. In addition to having more than forty-six years of banking, technology, and consulting experience, he is an advocate for many not-for-profits and serves on the board of the Boys and Girls Club of Central Virginia.

Helene Downs
Helene Downs

Chair of the Board Development Committee

A partner at Hantzmon Wiebel, Helene specializes in tax planning and preparation, estate planning, and estate and trust taxation. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, as well as the Central Virginia Estate Planning Council. She serves on the board of the Village School.

Jake Zarnegar
Jake Zarnegar

Secretary of the Governing Board

Jake is a business executive, entrepreneur, and investor who has been involved in the creation and operation of three Charlottesville-founded software companies: Silver Chair Learning Systems (now Relias), and Hum. Before joining the board, Jake was a charter member of CACF's Future Fund, and served on the Grants Portfolio Committee for seven years.

Josephus Allmond
Josephus Allmond

Josephus is an associate attorney at the Southern Environmental Law Center, where he focuses on energy regulatory and environmental justice litigation. He attended Duke Law School, where he was involved with the Environmental Law and Policy Clinic, the Graduate and Professional Student Council, and the Black Law Students Association. Josephus currently lobbies at the Virginia General Assembly on solar and other clean energy issues. He also serves as the Membership Chair for the 100 Black Men of Central Virginia.

Kristin L. Henningsen
Kristin L. Henningsen

Vice Chair of the Governing Board

Kristin is Managing Director of the operations division of CornerStone Partners, an Outsourced CIO firm in Charlottesville. CornerStone manages about $11 billion in assets for fourteen not-for-profit clients. Prior to joining CornerStone, she worked for a large regional accounting firm and an investment banking firm.

Libby Edwards-Allbaugh
Libby Edwards-Allbaugh

Libby serves as President of the Tax Ladies and an instructor for PVCC Workforce Services. She is a past President of the Charlottesville-Albemarle Junior Chamber of Commerce, State Coordinator of the Virginia Jaycees, Piedmont CASA volunteer, administrator of the Fluvanna Soccer Association, and is active with the Chamber Diversity Council and Women’s Round Table. She is a native of Charlottesville and mother of three boys.

Ray Mishler
Ray Mishler

Ray retired in 2020 after 31 years leading the Martha Jefferson Hospital Foundation and a broad career of nonprofit leadership in Charlottesville. Ray has also served on the board for United Way, Habitat for Humanity, and the Charlottesville Free Clinic, and he previously served CACF as a task force member, Bama Works Fund grant reviewer, and led the hospital to help resource the Foundation’s first Shaping Futures grant. Ray and his wife, Pat Smith, have two grown children living in Richmond.