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The Advisory Board members generously commit their time, resources, and experience to support the goals and priorities of the Virginia Funders Network. The Advisory Board’s composition represents and reflects VFN’s membership and the Commonwealth’s diverse geographic regions.
Richmond Memorial Health Foundation
Northern Virginia Health Foundation
Danville Regional Foundation
Claude Moore Charitable Foundation
Scott Blackwell | The Community Foundation for a greater Richmond
Jill Coleman | The Cameron Foundation
Mary Fant Donnan | The Allegheny Foundation
Erin Hogan | Bank of America Private Bank
Travis Jackson | Wythe-Bland Foundation
Dan Layman | Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge
Amy Owen | Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties
Heather Peeler | ACT for Alexandria
Sari Raskin | Community Foundation for Northern Virginia
Brett Rees I Northern Trust
Carol Sale | Williamsburg Health Foundation
As the Director of Member Networking & Learning, Patte Koval helps ensure that the Virginia Funders Network is a vibrant network that effectively supports members’ needs. In partnership with the CEO and Advisory Board, Patte manages VFN’s Networking Groups, communications, membership, and administrative functions.
Patte’s career in both the nonprofit and business sectors incorporates strategic planning and analysis; project and relationship management; and internal and external communications. In her previous consulting role with The Monument Group, Patte helped nonprofits raise critically needed funds and enhance and grow their own effectiveness to carry out their missions with increased reach and resonance.
Her passion and acumen for strengthening organizations extends into her volunteer leadership, with current roles as Vice Chair of Voices for Virginia’s Children and Co-Chair of its Governance Committee and Board member on the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth as a two-time appointee by Governor Northam. She also served 12 years on the board of the Jenkins Foundation, including serving as Chair and managing the board through its strategic planning process. Other active engagement and board service includes Richmond Promise Neighborhood, Peter Paul Development Center, Family Lifeline, United Way Leadership Council, and roles with the Community Foundation for a greater Richmond.
Director, Policy & Advocacy
Robin Mockenhaupt, PhD, MPH, MBA, is the Director of Policy & Advocacy for Virginia Funders Network – a role generously supported by the Richmond Memorial Health Foundation and PATH Foundation. Robin serves VFN and its members through the strategic identification of potential policy and advocacy opportunities and partners, connecting local and national funders around policy and advocacy solutions; and conducting learning sessions for members on why and how funders can legally support and engage in advocacy work.
Prior to joining VFN, Robin held leadership roles with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for more than two decades. Her work spanned organizational management and planning, health policy, strategic relationships, program management, and Board relations. Robin most recently served as Senior Vice President for Strategic Initiatives for the foundation, supporting efforts to improve health and healthcare at the highest level.
Robin also brings to VFN expertise gained through her role in the nonprofit sector as a senior leader for AARP and her current roles as a Public Member on the American Psychological Association Board, Chairing the Dean’s Council at the University of MD School of Public Health, and serving as a member of the George Mason University College of Health and Human Services Advisory Board.
Associate, Member Services
Angie Molina serves as the Member Services Associate for VFN and manages the administrative activities of the organization to ensure members within the Network are well supported. With over 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, Angie has seen the impact that grantmaking and philanthropic organizations can have within the local community.
Prior to joining the VFN team, Angie helped set up, grow, and lead a small nonprofit organization in the Greater Richmond area called Grace Home Ministries. As Executive Director of that organization, Angie launched two significant programs: The Grace Project mentoring program with the aim of helping teen moms stay in school, and the COVID Crisis Relief Program for Single Moms assisting single and teen mothers impacted by the pandemic assisting with food, household goods, and basic infant needs.
Angie brings years of experience in relationship management, marketing and communication, and a passion for the philanthropic community. As a resident of Colonial Heights, Angie enjoys volunteering in her local community.