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.
Rick Barker, a native of Pittsylvania County and current resident of Danville, is President of Supply Resources (SRI). SRI is a Danville-based packaging & logistics company. Rick also heads Rick Barker Properties, an area commercial real estate company. He brings with him years of service to various nonprofit boards and is a current board member of the Danville Community College Educational Foundation. Rick is a passionate advocate for the redevelopment of downtown Danville and the River District.
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.