New Board members Announced 2016

Charleston, WV:  In January, The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation elected three new members to their Board of Trustees. Ted Armbrecht III, Dr. Jason A. Castle, and Sandra Thomas will each serve a five year term. The Board has 13 elected Trustees  who will work with incoming President & CEO Dr. Michelle Foster to implement the mission, vision and values of the Foundation.

Ted Armbrecht III graduated from Hobart College with a B. A. in English Literature. He is the Managing Partner of The Wine Shop at Capitol Market and travels to many of the world’s great wine producing regions. Mr. Armbrecht is a member of The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation’s Distribution Committee.  He is also a board member of The Kanawha State Forest Foundation and on the Board of Trustees for The Nature Conservancy West Virginia. He is married to Heather Hill, and they have two children.

Dr. Castle is a native of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Physics) at Emory University in Atlanta. He is a graduate of the Emory University School of Medicine. During medical school, Dr. Castle developed an interest in the Electronic Health Record. His background in computer consulting and database design served him well, focusing on clinical medical informatics solutions during his pursuit of a Masters of Public Health in Health Policy and Management at the Rollins School of Public Health.  He completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Wake Forest University, where he was the first Orthopedic Research Resident.  Dr. Castle is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Castle joined Bone and Joint Surgeons in August of 2007. His wife Elizabeth is a native of Charleston, West Virginia. They have three children.

Sandra Thomas is a Partner in the Western Mid-Atlantic market of Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP. She has over 30 years of tax and business consulting experience and has served in strategic advisory capacities for numerous clients involved in mergers and acquisitions, capital structuring, tax restructuring plans. She is also widely credited as the first women to attain Partner status at a major accounting firm in West Virginia. A graduate of Marshall University, she is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Charleston Chapter of the West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants. She also serves on several community boards and committees including serving as chairman of the Charleston Building Commission, audit committee chairman of the Garden Club of America, board member for the Maier Foundation, board member and finance committee member for the Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences, and trustee of First Presbyterian Church. Sandra is the past Chairwoman for the Charleston Area Medical Center Foundation Board of Directors, past president for Fund for the Arts and past board member for the Kanawha County Public Library.

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation is the largest community foundation in Central Appalachia and celebrated 50 years as a community foundation in 2012. Currently $221 million in assets and 500 philanthropic funds are under management. TGKVF is a 501 c (3) tax exempt, public supported organization and one of the top 100 community foundations in the nation.

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation

For Immediate release: January 6 2016

Patty Majic, interim President & CEO

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