Our Board​

Meet the Local Leaders that Help Our Future West Virginia Evolve

Karen Williams

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President

Charleston, WV

Karen P. Williams is a retired school administrator, serving as a Head Start Director and Coordinator of Human Resources upon retirement from Kanawha County Schools. A graduate from Marshall University and the West Virginia Graduate College, Mrs. Williams provided over thirty-seven years of service in the field of education and was recognized by Governor Gaston Caperton as the Outstanding Developmental Educator for the State of West Virginia. She has served on the boards of the Charleston Light Opera Guild, Rise Up WV, and Alliance for Sustainable Families. Currently, Mrs. Williams volunteers her time with her sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. as Connection Chair, the Charleston – Institute (WV) Chapter of Links Incorporated as Parliamentarian and National Trends Chair, NAACP Charleston Branch as Membership Chair, and more. She is the wife of 44 years to her college sweetheart and travel partner John Williams, mother of three adult children.

Mary Ann Claytor

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Treasurer

St. Albans, WV

Marlene Midgett

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Board Member

Wheeling, WV

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Kim Canterbury

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Board Member

Beckley, WV

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Tiffany Ellis-Williams

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Vice-President

Institute, WV

Tiffany Ellis-Williams is the Director of the West Virginia State University Economic Development Center, providing entrepreneurs, start-ups, small businesses and local organizations access to a low-cost co-working and multimedia production facility as well as community development workshops. Mrs. Ellis-Williams holds a B.A. in Political Science from West Virginia State University and a Master of Arts degree in International Affairs from Marshall University. Mrs. Ellis-Williams currently lives in Charleston, West Virginia with her husband and three kids.

Amber Roy

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Board Member

St. Albans, WV

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Stormy Johnson

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Board Member

Preston Co., WV

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Tamara Risz

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Board Member

Cross Lanes, WV

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