Our Team

Mobilizing generosity to improve the quality of life in our community.

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors has deep roots in our community.  They have built companies and built careers in our area, and serving on the Community Foundation’s Board of Directors is one way that they are giving back to the community that has given so much to them.

Ray White

Ray White

(Chair)
Huntsville Office Managing Member
Warren Averett
Lynn Troy

Lynn Troy

(Vice-Chair)
Co-founder and CEO
Troy 7, Inc.
Mike DeMaioribus

Mike DeMaioribus

(Treasurer)
Consultant
DeMaioribus Technologies, LLC
G.W. Boon III

G.W. Boon III

(Secretary)
Program Manager
Modern Technology Solutions, Inc.
Liz Abel

Liz Abel

Shareholder

Lanier Ford

Penny Billings

Penny Billings

Market President
BancorpSouth
Jay Dryden

Jay Dryden

Managing Partner
Vector Wealth Strategies
Brad Garland

Brad Garland

Accountant
BrandBlackwell
Clay Hagan

Clay Hagan

Senior Vice President
Torch Technologies, Inc.
Kristina Hendrix

Kristina Hendrix

Director of Corporate Communications
Dynetics, Inc.
Chris Hinson

Chris Hinson

Attorney
Hinson & Hinson
Doug Martinson

Doug Martinson

Shareholder

Martinson and Beason, P.C.

Chris Russell

Chris Russell

Wealth Advisor

Linscomb & Williams

Cecilia Showalter

Cecilia Showalter

Director, Ethics and Compliance
Aerojet Rocketdyne
George Smith

George Smith

Partner
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Jessica Hovis Smith

Jessica Hovis Smith

Vice President and Director of Financial Planning
Longview Financial Advisors, Inc.
Gary Whitley

Gary Whitley

Communications & Public Relations Manager

Huntsville Utilities

Lori Womack

Lori Womack

Managing Member

Womack & Associates, LLC

Staff

Our staff cares deeply about the quality of life in this community that we too call “home.” We love this community.  When we work to make our great community even better, it’s not just a job; it’s the way we show how much we care for our families, our friends, and our city.

Melissa Thompson, CAP®

CEO/President
E-mail Melissa
256.489.3525

Julie Brasfield

Executive Assistant
E-mail Julie
256.489.3525

Ashley Clark

Event Planner
E-mail Ashley
256.489.3525

Preeti Francis

Operations Manager
E-mail Preeti
256.489.3525

Ann Kvach

Program Officer
E-mail Ann
256.489.3525

Cheri Wilson

Development Officer
E-mail Cheri
256.489.3525

Katie Woods

Director of Communications
E-mail Katie
256.489.3525

Olivia Bill

Philanthropy Intern
Alabama A&M University

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