Ina Dixon

A native of Chatham, VA and a former 2010 DRF summer intern, Ina returned to DRF as a Fellow to develop and implement History United. History United, an initiative to collect and celebrate the personal stories and memories of the Dan River Region, dovetails with Ina’s academic background in history, her professional background in teaching and her personal experience with this region. Ina earned her undergraduate degree in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland and her MA in History from the University of Chicago. Before returning to the Danville area, Ina was a teacher at the Madeira School, an all-girls’ secondary school in McLean, Virginia, where she taught history. 


Justin Ferrell

Justin joined the Danville Regional Foundation in June 2014 as a Fellow for Service Learning and Community Service. He is a native of Danville, VA and a graduate of Old Dominion University where he majored in political science. He has also earned a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Duke University. He serves as a member of the River District Design Commission, the River District Festival and the Board of Directors for the Danville Museum of Fine Art.

Elyse Jardine

Elyse joined the Danville Regional Foundation in June 2014 as the Raising the Region’s Profile Fellow. A native of Boynton Beach, Florida, Elyse comes to DRF from Sylva, North Carolina via Missoula, Montana. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Training and Development from Western Carolina University and holds a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in International Development from The University of Montana. Previously she served as an International Education Program Coordinator and Academic WorldQuest Program Chair for the World Affairs Council of Montana.