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. The new DRF Advisory Member to the Board 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.
Lucius B. Chandler, Jr.
A native of Danville, Lucius B. Chandler, Jr., attended Averett University and Virginia Commonwealth University, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in management-psychology. The new DRF Advisory Member to the Board recently graduated from the Duke University Nonprofit Management Program. Lucius was formely employeed by the West Piedmont Workforce Investment Board as the Regional One Stop Systems Oversight Manager, managing the two comprehensive Virginia Workforce Centers in our region. He is active in numerous community organizations and serves on the Board of Directors with God′s Storehouse and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Danville Area, Inc. In addition, Lucius is Assistant Treasurer with Cherrystone Missionary Baptist Association and serves as Chairman of the Trustee Board at Bellevue Baptist Church.
Raised in the Washington, D.C., suburb of Rockville, MD, Alexis Ehrhardt has lived in the Dan River Region since 2000. She graduated with a double major in Latin & Caribbean Studies and Spanish from Emory University.
A graduate of the University of Virginia Master of Education Program, Alexis works in the Office of Academic Affairs at Averett University. Alexis is currently on the Danville-Pittsylvania County Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors, serves as a member of Riverview Rotrary, and volunteers with the Danville Concert Association.
William Henderson, M.D.
A self-described Army brat, Dr. Henderson has lived many places in the United States, but calls Danville home. A board-certified pulmonologist practicing pulmonary and critical care medicine in Danville since 1983, Bill graduated from the School of Medicine at the University of Virginia and completed his residency and fellowship at Michigan State University. Bill has enjoyed serving the community on the Hospital Board, as Chairman of the Mental Health Services Board, and as Chief of Danville Regional′s Medical Staff.
He is Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine. You will frequently see Bill on his handcycle enjoying the beautiful Dan River from the spectacular River Walk!