WVSDB Foundation, Inc Board of Directors
Mrs. Debbi Williamson - President, WVSB Alumna
Mr. Keith Richardson - Vice-President, WVSD Alumnus
Mr. Matt Stewart - Treasurer, WVSB Representative
Mrs. Eileen Johnson - Secretary
Delegate Ruth Rowan - Member at Large
Mr. Bill Kesler, WVSD Representative
Mr. Mark Gandolfi - Ex-officio non-voting Member, WVSDB Superintendent of Administration and Chief Financial Officer
Purpose and Goals of WVSDB Foundation
The WVSDB Foundation was established in 1995 and is committed to enhancing and enriching the educational, vocational, special skills, and social development of the students enrolled in WVSDB or who potentially will be enrolled in WVSDB. The foundation may also support activities related to the training and education of staff working with students with hearing or visual disabilities. The Foundation can raise money to finance these efforts.
**Vice President Keith Richardson
**Treasurer and WVSD Representative Becky Keaton I was raised in Ohio, but moved to Romney, WV after I met and
married a Romney native. We have two children ages 14 and 15 who keep us very busy driving them to their various sports practices and activities. This is my 8th year teaching at the School for the Deaf. I have seen many changes in my short time at the school, and I can honestly say that I am very excited about the direction in which our school is headed.
**Member and WVSB Representative Donna Brown
I was born and raised in eastern Pennsylvania, just outside of Philadelphia. I am a proud graduate of the Overbrook School for the Blind. For the past 34 years, I have taught in various capacities at WVSDB, and I have enjoyed every minute of it. For several years, I have coached various sports at WVSDB; swimming, goalball, and track and field
** Debbie Williamson
Debbi Williamson is a 1971 graduate of WVSB. Off and on, over the past 45 years, she has served as president and/or recording or corresponding secretary of the "alumni Association of WVSB". She is currently president of the WVSDB Foundation. For the past 33-plus years, she has been employed by the Division of Rehabilitation Services in Maryland. Her love of WVSDB is strong and true. Debbi107@atlanticbb.net
**Member at Large Eileen Johnson
Eileen M. Johnson is the Executive Director for the Hampshire County Economic Development Authority (HCDA) where she works to facilitate economic growth through business recruitment, relocation, job expansion and creation. Prior to becoming the Executive Director, Johnson served as a board member to the HCDA for seven years while employed as the Administrator for the City of Romney from November 2006 until transitioning full time to her current position in July 2015. Eileen serves on the WVSDB Advisory Board in addition to the school’s Foundation. She and her husband Ken live in Bloomery, WV. Combined, they have four children and 3 grandchildren.