Northstar's Board provides strategic guidance.

Northstar’s Board of Directors is a group of community volunteers representing a variety of professional skills and industries. Together, they are responsible for oversight of Northstar’s strategic direction and long-term sustainability. Each is committed to Northstar’s mission and vision to create a community where individuals of all abilities thrive.

Members also serve on one or more Board Committees. They welcome other individuals to serve, as well. Contact Susan Herzick, Director of Development, to inquire about committee membership.

Board members with Head of School, Crystal Trent

Board committees include:

  • Executive Committee
  • Governance Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Career Center Committee
  • Building Committee
  • Campaign Fundraising Committee
  • Gala Committee
  • Development Committee
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Board of Directors

Richard L.Bennett, Jr., MD



R. Robert Benaicha



Tracey Deal, MD


Pediatric Partners of Virginia

Nancy Volante*


Virginia Green

Lemuel L. Doss III*

Immediate Past Chair

Universal Leaf (Retired)

Martha Branch

Branch Marketing Group

John E. Corey

CSC Leasing

Christopher H. Daly*

Southern Trust Mortgage

F. Robertson Hershey**

Hershey Leadership Consulting

William R. B. Hershey

Davenport & Company LLC

J. Michael Jarvis, Jr.


Nancy Jordan

Community Volunteer

W. Michael Walker

Community Volunteer

S. Pierce Walmsley

East Point Energy

R. Tyler Whitley, Jr.*

Ben Winters

Winters-Oliver Insurance Agency

*denotes former parent
**denotes former grandparent