Four Advisory Members provide input to the Board. The Board of Directors and Advisory Members to the Board come from a variety of professions, bringing a breadth of expertise to DRF. They are also representative of the geographic area the Foundation serves.
View our Archived Advisory Members here.
Paul was raised on a tobacco farm in Pittsylvania County and received his bachelors and masters degree in economics from North Carolina State University. He is an Investment Executive with the Richmond-based investment firm Davenport & Company LLC. The first twenty years of his career were spent in the domestic and international leaf tobacco business; twelve of those with Dibrell Brothers and DIMON. He has served on numerous non-profit boards over his career and is a past president of the U.S. Leaf Tobacco Exporters Association and Twins Springs Elementary PTO. He currently serves as president of the Olde Dominion Agricultural Foundation.
A native of Danville and currently residing in South Boston, Bryan studied Statistics, Mathematics and Computer Science at Virginia Tech. Employed by the City of Danville, he is the Health and Wellness Program Coordinator for the City’s Parks and Recreation Department. His passion is fitness and advocating healthy living in his community. He currently chairs the Community Improvement Council, Inc. - Danville Head Start. He is a founding board member of the Danville Rotary After Hours Club and board member of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Danville Area and Regional Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention. He is also a Fellow for the Middle Border Forward program.
Yancey Smith, artist, is a native and life-long resident of Caswell County, where she lives on the Smith family farm with her husband, Osmond. They have two children and a granddaughter. Former partner in the ownership of a retail business in Danville from 1986-1993, she was a member of the Downtown Danville Associates and Riverside Merchants Association. Smith has a long history of promoting the idea of capitalizing upon what she considers Danville’s greatest asset, the Dan River. An advocate for Caswell County, Smith has been a supporter of the arts and for improving the appearance of her county, serving as one of the founding members of both the Caswell Council for the Arts and the Caswell Horticulture Club, and on the boards of many organizations to promote Caswell County. From 2004 to present Smith has served as Director for the Caswell Community Arboretum (a project of the CHC) located on county property in the Historic District of Yanceyville.
Tammy Wright-Warren, a native of Danville and current resident of Pittsylvania County, is Chief Operating Officer of Negril, Inc. Negril is a Medicaid Waiver Provider serving intellectually disabled adults in Danville, Pittsylvania County, South Boston and Richmond. Tammy serves on the board of The Boys and Girls Club of the Danville Area, Danville Community Policy Management Team, Lions Club and HAVEN. She is very excited about the future of downtown Danville and the revitalization of the city. Tammy is a graduate of Averett University and she is married to Craig Warren. They have three children, Craig, Tamela and Shaneqwa.