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Board of Directors

Bower Center 2024 Board of Directors

Denny Huff

Executive Director                      Bedford Community Health Foundation

Vice President


Janet Chalker, MPH, RD  Treasurer                   Registered Dietician
Artisan, Stained Glass & Mosaics                       

Perri Mason

Retired, School Teacher
Instructor/Artisan/Designer, Watercolor Painting/Drawing

Desmond Black
Facilities Chair/Past President

Retired, AREVA
Artisan/Owner, Forest Splinters Threads LLC

Jon Hayden
Board Member

Owner, DJ Showtime
Community Leader & Mentor

Philip Baker
Advisory Board Member

Senior Attorney, Partner
Sanzone & Baker, L.L.P

Bobbie Daniels
Board Member

BFA Studio Art, Teacher of 2D & 3D Art, Staunton River High School

J. Nelson Schacht
Board Member

Loan Officer, First Bank & Trust Company, Member of Young Professionals of Central Virginia

Jay White, EdD, MS, Gerontologist
Certified Dementia Practitioner

Executive Director, Bedford Area Education Foundation


Emilie Temeles
Board Member

Middle School Teacher, Science & Social Studies
Bower Center Instructor

Ryan Steffen
Board Member

Retired, English/Theatre Teacher      Beale's Brewery

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