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Board of Directors

Dave Prosser, President
SVP Community Development
Freedom First Credit Union

Salem, VA 24153

1st term
ends 6/2025

Chris Chittum, Vice President, CHDO
Executive Director of Community Development and Placemaking
City of Roanoke

Roanoke, VA 24015

2nd term
ends 8/2025

Stephanie Leiser, Treasurer
Blue Ridge Group
Thrivent Financial

Roanoke, VA 24016

1st term
ends 1/2026

John Blanton, Secretary
VP Associate General Counsel
Advance Auto Parts

Roanoke, VA 24015

1st term
ends 6/2028

Rev. Sean Burch
Spirit of Unity Baptist Church

Roanoke, VA 24019

1st term
ends 3/2026

Curtis Burchett
Owner/Agent
MKB Realtors

Roanoke, VA 24018

2nd term
ends 6/2025

James M. “Jimmy” Cook III, CHDO
President
Hurt Park Neighborhood Alliance, Inc.

Roanoke, VA 24016

1st term
ends 5/2024

Don Graul
CEO
Branch Group

Roanoke, VA 24019

1st term
ends 3/2026

GiGi Hall, Chair of Personnel & Nominating Committee
Sr. VP, Human Resources Director
Grand Home Furnishings

Roanoke, VA  24018

2nd term
ends 6/2026

Mayor Sherman Lea
City of Roanoke

Roanoke, VA 24011

2nd term
ends 6/2026

Jeff Parkhill CHDO
Architect

Roanoke, VA 24016

1st term
ends 6/2024

Sunni Purviance, CHDO
President
SE Action Forum

Roanoke, VA 24013

2nd term
ends 6/2026

Pastor David Shearer
Elevation Church

Roanoke, VA 24018

2nd term
ends 6/2026

Wayne Strickland
Executive Director(ret), Roanoke Valley-Allegheny Regional Commission (RVARC)

Roanoke, VA 24010

2nd term
ends 6/2026