Our Leadership & Operations

The Nicholas County Community Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.  The board’s efforts are supported more than 30 dedicated volunteers who serve on various committees.  Directors may serve three-year terms, renewable to up to nine years. This process assures continuity of input and the presence of strong civic leaders guiding our foundation.  The day-to-day management of the Foundation is handled by our Executive Director.


Cammie Chapman, Patty Bright, Vickie Nutter
Bruce Tallamy, Wally Howerton, Mary Igo, Dan Ritchey, Robert Shafer
not pictured: Mike Perilli, Rich Kisser, Bruce Ferguson, Tamara Mullins, John Miller, Robert Johnson


Board of Directors

Marianne Taylor, President, serves as the Executive Director of the Summersville CVB as well as Director of the Summersville Christmas Store. Marianne has been involved with NCCF for many years as a donor and grantee, she and her husband, Dr. Michael Taylor, reside in Summersville.

Tamara Mullins, Vice President of Summersville, serves on the Marketing and Scholarship Committees. Tamara moved to the area with her husband Bandy, a Nicholas County native.  They have 4 active children

Mary M. Igo, Secretary Regional Director of Operations for the Nicholas County Campus of New River Community and Technical College has been employed by New River since 2002.  Igo has an R.B.A. from Glenville State College and an M.B.A. from Salem International University.  Igo is currently the President of the Summersville Rotary Club, Secretary of the Summersville Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Vice President of both the 4-H Leader’s Association and the Nicholas County Community Action Partnership Board.

F. Bruce Tallamy, served in the US Navy then was employed in the financial service industry retiring from Branch Bank and Trust Co as area President after 33 years of service.

Rich Kiser, Treasurer, is a Nicholas County resident who enjoys golf. Rich is a CPA for Northside Development and provides his expertise to the Foundation.  Rich chairs the Finance Committee.

Michael Perilli, is a graduate of Marshall University with a degree in Marketing and Retailing.  Having worked in the banking industry, he also serves as the WV State Bank Examiner before having started a coal brokerage business. He has served on numerous boards including the WV Coal Association, Seneca Mental Health, NC Community Action and currently on the BB&T Advisory Board. Mike and his wife Martha reside in Summersville.

Daniel Ritchey,  is a newcomer to Nicholas County.  Dan owns Dan Ritchey State Farm in Richwood as well as Gauley Mountain Molding and Millworks in Craigsville. A Marshall graduate and busy father of 3, Dan enjoys the outdoor activities in the area. He serves on the Grant Distribution Committee.

Patty Bright is the Chair of the Marketing Committee; she also serves on the Grant Distribution Committee.  Patty was a founding member of NCCF and the Friends R Fun Foundation.  She is truly a community servant and continues to be involved in many organizations. Patty and her husband Bill, reside in Summersville.Bruce Ferguson is the chair of the Asset Review Committee as well as member of the Investment committee.  Bruce is a lifelong Nicholas County resident.  He and his wife, Pam, currently live in Summersville.  Bruce is a skilled businessman, working with his brother Steve to develop Northside Development and several local businesses.

Jim Davis of Summersville is an executive at Bright Enterprises.  He and his wife, Jane, are long time supporters of NCCF having served on numerous committees.

Anita Neary grew up in Nicholas County and recently returned after living in the Northwest, Anita serves as a Vice President at United Bank. Her vast experience in financial and estate planning will be a great asset to NCCF.

Christine Boone lives in Summersville; she has been involved in numerous organizations in the area including the Senior Center and a past reporter for the Nicholas Chronicle.

Robert Shafer, Mayor of Summersville, is currently serving his third term as Mayor of the City of Summersville.  He owns and operates Shafer Insurance Associates LLC, an independent insurance agency established in 1992. Robert serves on numerous boards of directors to support economic growth and improve the quality of life in southern West Virginia. Having served his country as a Marine he is an avid supporter of the military and our Veterans.

Dr. Lloyd Adkins, County Commissioner is a long time dentist from Richwood. Dr. Adkins served on the Nicholas County Board of Education for 12 years, he and his wife Carolyn are active members of their community.

All elected board member terms are three (3) years.  With approximately 1/3 of the terms expiring each year.  The Mayors of both the City of Richwood and the City of Summersville are also given a seat on the Board of Directors which they may choose to fill or they may appoint a designee for their term of office.  A seat on the Board of Directors is also designated for one (1) member of the County Commission.  No member of the Board of Directors may be reappointed or reelected to serve on the Board when he or she has been on the Board for three (3) consecutive terms; however, a member may be elected again after a respite of one year.

NCCF Committees

In addition to our Board of Directors the Foundation relies heavily upon the work of our committees.  These committees are comprised of both board member and other individuals, who are not serving on the board but support the mission of the NCCF.   The committee structure and all committee appointments are evaluated annually and appointed by the President of the Foundation.

Asset Development
Gift Acceptance
Grant Distribution

Anyone interested in participating as a committee member or a director is encouraged to contact us at (304) 872-0202 or by email at nccfwv@gmail.com.

Foundation Operations

In keeping with the charitable purposes of the Foundation, our objective is to keep operating expenses at a moderate level and to provide a high quality service to all donors and charitable organizations.  The NCCF covers its operating costs through administrative fee’s charged to each endowed fund (1% , or less, of the market value of funds annually), donations from private individuals as well as grants from businesses and entities of government.

The Board of Directors of the Nicholas County Community Foundation would like to thank the following businesses and organizations for their investment in our community’s future, as contributors to our operating fund:

BB&T Foundation of West Virginia

City of Summersville