Staff & Board

Staff Directory

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Board of Directors

Like all Centers for Independent Living, the Board of Directors of the NRV DRC consists of 51% or more people who identify as disabled. The Board meets with the Executive Director for a monthly business meeting and serves to advise and guide the running of the NRV DRC.

  • Joseph C. Pitt, Chair
  • Elizabeth McLain, Vice Chair
  • Hannah Jane Upson, Treasurer
  • Nancy ‘Krin’ Collins, Secretary
  • Ashley Shew, Director
  • Emma Cousens, Director (secretary of board starting June 2024)
  • Shelley Tawney, Director
  • Duane Treacy, Director
  • Tara Frank, Director
  • David Goldsmith, Director (chair of board starting June 2024)

All members of the Board are volunteers. Our Board typically meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month on Zoom. If you would like to participate on the Board or in some other volunteer capacity, please contact us at

Upcoming Board Meetings:

  • Wednesday, May 15, 2024, at 7pm EST: Regular Board Meeting
  • Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at 7pm EST: Regular Board Meeting

The Board of Directors invites public comments during our meetings.  If you are interested in attending the public comment segment of a Board meeting, please call us at 540-266-1435 or email us ( in order to be placed on the agenda and with any access need requests. Our board typically meets by zoom. We look forward to seeing you there