The Community Foundations National Standards Board (CFNSB) is a supporting organization of the Council on Foundations and is responsible for the quality, value and integrity of compliance with National Standards. The board ensures that National Standards remain relevant amid changing policies, procedures and regulations, and coordinates developments in the compliance process.
Board members represent practitioners and thought leaders in the community foundation field.
To learn more about the qualifications for serving on the board, or to nominate someone to serve on the board, please review the Board Member Nomination Form
Diana Anderson - CFNSB President
President and CEO
Southwest Initiative Foundation, Hutchinson, MN
Diana Anderson was named Southwest Initiative Foundation’s (SWIF) new President and CEO in January 2015 after serving as interim President and CEO since August 2014. Diana joined SWIF as Development Director in 2001, leading SWIF’s fundraising and starting SWIF’s community foundation program. In 2007, she was promoted to Chief Operating Officer (COO). In this newly-created position, Diana provided leadership and oversight to SWIF’s internal operations and functions, including strategic planning, management team leadership and program design. In 2011, she was again promoted to Vice President and COO, playing a more visible role in program development and delivery, working alongside SWIF team leads in communities across the southwest Minnesota region.
Prior to joining SWIF, Diana spent 11 years in administration at Sanford Canby, as well as the South Dakota Newspaper Association and Hendricks Pioneer newspaper. Diana received her degree from Augustana College in Sioux Falls and later continued her education at the U of M School of Public Health. She has a background in communications, business administration, and healthcare administration.
Current board service includes Community Foundation National Standards, GiveMN.org, Vacker Place dba Lakeview Ranch, and Aveyron Homes, Inc. Diana has been a Rotary International member since 1989, the first year that women were allowed to join.
Rebecca Carr - CFNSB Treasurer
New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, Concord, NH
Rebecca Carr joined the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation in 1998 after serving four years as Controller at New England College. Prior to that, she worked as a CPA at a local firm and spent eight years in banking. Rebecca is a Certified Public Accountant as well as a Certified Management Accountant. She currently serves on the Fiscal and Administrative Officers Group for Community Foundations Board of Directors, and is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the NH Society of CPAs, and the Institute of Management Accountants. She received a B.S. in Business Studies and a M.S. in Accounting from Southern New Hampshire University.
Angela Dethlefs-Trettin - CFNSB Secretary
Chief Community Impact Officer
Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, Des Moines, IA
Angie Dethlefs-Trettin serves as the Chief Community Impact Officer at the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines where she is responsible for leading, managing, and evaluating the Community Foundation’s grantmaking initiatives as well as the nonprofit capacity building program. Angie also coordinates the community leadership and social capital building initiatives of the Community Foundation, assists in identifying critical community needs and builds networks of diverse community stakeholders to address those needs.
Angie joined the Community Foundation in 2012 and her prior professional experience includes serving as President of the Iowa Council of Foundations and Director of Outreach at the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa.
Angie has more than a decade of experience working in philanthropy and has been involved within the community foundation field both at the state and national levels in numerous capacities, including her current role as Board Member of the Community Foundations National Standards Board. Angie is an Iowa native and a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa. She holds a degree in Organizational Communication and a Master’s Degree in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Development. She also has a certificate of Nonprofit Board Education through BoardSource.
Angie lives in Des Moines, Iowa with her husband, Matt, who works for Sammons Financial Group, and their son Henry and daughter Ainsley.
Sharon E. Bisher
Hillsdale County Community Foundation
Passionate about philanthropy and community service, Sharon is honored to have served the Hillsdale County Community Foundation as President since 2000. As a native of Hillsdale County, she is proud to have been selected to serve as the first paid director in the organization’s history.
Prior to working with the Foundation, Sharon spent eight years in the for-profit field before realizing her dream job at the Foundation. Sharon serves her area through her leadership in several community-based organizations and specializes in development, community convening, program development, organizational leadership, and volunteer services.
Sharon resides with her husband and children in Hillsdale.
President and CEO
The Foundation for Enhancing Communities, Harrisburg, PA
Janice Black joined The Foundation for Enhancing Communities in September of 1994. Prior to joining The Foundation, Ms. Black worked as executive director of Edgewater Psychiatric Center. Ms. Black holds a B.S. in Nursing from George Mason University. Ms. Black has served on many boards within the community including the American Cancer Society, Leadership Harrisburg, Goodwill Industries, Rotary Club of Harrisburg, and Delta Dental of Pennsylvania. Additionally, she served as District Governor of Rotary District 7390 in 2006-2007. When Ms. Black arrived at The Foundation, the assets totaled approximately $5 million. At the end of 2007, The Foundation assets were approximately $67 million.
Vice President and CFO
California Community Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
Steven Cobb oversees California Community Foundation’s investment management, financial reporting and cash management activities. Before joining CCF in 1998, Cobb was the chief financial officer for the Milken Family Foundation, a leading Southern California private foundation, and the Weingart Center, a comprehensive health and human services complex in Los Angeles’s Skid Row. He was also an auditor with Ernst & Young and an assistant controller for the Ticor Title Insurance Company of California. Cobb is a certified public accountant and a graduate of The UCLA Anderson School of Management, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and Ventura College. He currently serves as board chair for Community Partners and has been an adjunct professor at USC Sol Price School of Public Policy.
Vice President for Administration
Hampton Roads Community Foundation, Norfolk, VA
Robin Foreman-Wheeler is a native of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and is Vice President for Administration at the Hampton Roads Community Foundation, where she has worked since 2000. She earned a degree in Psychology from the University of Virginia and a Master of Business Administration from Old Dominion University. She is a graduate of the United Way of South Hampton Roads’ Project Inclusion and Lead Hampton Roads and earned a certificate of Nonprofit Management from the Academy for Nonprofit Excellence at Tidewater Community College. Ms. Foreman-Wheeler currently serves on the boards of the Family and Children’s Trust Fund of Virginia and Virginia Beach Court Appointed Special Advocates and previously served on the board of Excellence Girls’ Club, the executive committee of the United Way of South Hampton Roads Young Leaders Society and the Tidewater Community College Women’s Center Advisory Group.
Director of Administration and Investments
Oklahoma City Community Foundation
Rhonda Godwin is the director of administration and investments for the Oklahoma City Community Foundation. A Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA), Rhonda directs trust administration, investments, human resources and administrative services for the Community Foundation. Before joining the organization in 2010, she worked in wealth management and trust services for more than 25 years including serving as president of InvesTrust. NA. Rhonda was a 2009 honoree of the Journal Record 50 Making a Difference and a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma Class XXIII. A graduate of Oklahoma State University, Rhonda and husband, Steve, enjoy spending time with their two adult children and granddaughter.
Executive Vice President
Community Foundation of Central Georgia, Macon, GA
Hazle Hamilton joined the staff of the Community Foundation of Central Georgia in August 2000. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Georgia Society of CPAs. In addition to serving on the Community Foundations National Standards Board, she is a member of the Fiscal and Administrative Officers Group for Community Foundations (FAOG). She was a 2006 Southeastern Council of Foundations Hull Fellow and is a graduate of the National Planned Giving Institute of the College of William & Mary. She is a member and former President of the Macon Estate Planning Council and the Career Women's Network of Macon. She is a graduate of Leadership Macon. She previously served as Treasurer on the Middle Georgia Regional Library Board. She is a graduate of Mercer University and has a background in public accounting.
The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County, Harrisonburg, VA
Revlan Hill was promoted to Executive Director of The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County in December 2013 and brings more than 25 years of successful work in the nonprofit sector. Her expertise includes capital campaigns, endowment building, special events, annual campaigns and special emphasis on major gifts. Before moving to the Executive Director’s position, Revlan served as the Director of Development for TCFHR since 2006. She is deeply committed to effective philanthropy and to the donors of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. Prior to joining The Community Foundation, Revlan served in a leadership capacity in development for both Massanetta Springs Camp and Conference Center and for WVPT Public Television. A native of Rockingham County, Revlan graduated from Turner Ashby High School and from Elizabeth Brant School of Business. She has been a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and has served on its Board. She received the AFP Sandra Neff Fundraising Award for Excellence in Development in 2008.
Revlan lives in Bridgewater with her husband, Fred, and together they have four children and one grandchild.
Monique B. Jones
President & CEO
Evanston Community Foundation
Monique B. Jones is a visionary leader with an extensive background in mental health, youth violence prevention, philanthropy and systems change. She is a thought leader for diversity, equity and inclusion in the philanthropic sector. Monique was appointed President & CEO of Evanston Community Foundation in 2015, making her the second president since it’s founding in 1986 and the first African American. The Evanston Community Foundation supports local organizations in pursuing their missions through grant making, civic engagement and nonprofit sector capacity building. With an endowment of $25M the Foundations strategy is focused on supporting a thriving nonprofit sector, creating an equitable community and assuring that the community is collaborating within and across sectors.
With over 20 years of experience her career and civic interests span the intersections where the lives of those most vulnerable fall victim to structural oppression and inequality. Previous to the Evanston Community Foundation Monique served as Director of Programs for Chicago Foundation for Women where she provided leadership to the grant making, leadership development and capacity building, evaluation and advocacy arm of the Foundation. While there she helped design the organizations capacity building and advocacy programming and launched the 100% Project to end gender bias against women and girls in Chicago. Her experience also includes serving as Director of Violence Prevention for the Cook County Department of Public Health and Clinical Director for the Jane Addams Hull House Association and time as a clinical therapist in Arkansas.
She is the recipient of the Community Engagement Award from Evanston Mash-Up for co-leading the partnership with Northwestern Dance Marathon, and the Champion of Diversity award from Chicago African Americans in Philanthropy (CAAIP) for her leadership in program development for women of color grassroots organizers. Monique is featured in the Women of Evanston portrait gallery currently hosted at the City of Evanston council chambers focusing on women leaders during times of inequality. She is also the recipient of fellowships from the Ford Foundation and The Women’s Executive Leadership Program at the Impact Center in Washington, D.C.
Locally she serves on the board of the Evanston Chamber of Commerce, See Chicago Dance (Formally Audience Architects) and the Local School Council for Suder Montessori Magnet Elementary School in Chicago. Regionally she serves on the Alliance for Illinois Community Foundation board leading efforts to support the advocacy work of foundations. Nationally she serves on the Community Foundations National Standards Board assuring best practice accreditation for community foundations.
She often offers her voice to write and speak on various issues from nonprofit capacity building to youth leadership and gender equity. She’s recently presented at the national conference of Community Foundations United, Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management, Northwestern Women’s Center and Forefront Grantmakers Institute.
Vice President for Development
Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
As Vice President for Development, Sheila is responsible for connecting Community Foundation donors to philanthropic causes they care about, facilitating legacy and planned gifts and establishing charitable funds that impact our local community and nation. She works closely with the Foundation’s programming team to join together donors who are interested in co-investing to local charities for greater leveraged impact.
Sheila was most recently the Chief Advancement Officer at the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines. During her seven-year tenure, she was charged with developing an advancement department with formalized goals and structure. Under her leadership, the assets grew from $163 million in 2009 to over $440 million. In addition, Sheila focused on developing strategic relationships with professional advisors and grew the Greater Des Moines’ Charitable Investment Program to over $70 million in assets during her tenure.
Sheila earned her Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy designation in 2013 and she has been working in the development field for over 15 years.
Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley, Wheeling, WV
Susie Nelson works every day to help fulfill philanthropic wishes. As Executive Director of the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley (CFOV), she has the privilege of working with philanthropists of all types. Since 2007, Nelson has served as Executive Director of the CFOV, serving the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia and Eastern Ohio. The assets of the CFOV have increased by more than 50% under her leadership, comprising 240 individual charitable funds. In addition to working with donors, Nelson also spends time working with nonprofit leaders to assist them with finding and acquiring philanthropic resources from across the region and nation. In 2013, Nelson was awarded the Spirit of Philanthropy Award for Staff Leadership by West Virginia Grantmakers. In 2012, the CFOV, under Nelson’s leadership, was awarded the Spirit of Philanthropy Award for Critical Impact for the Women’s Giving Circle of the CFOV.
Nelson serves as Chairperson of the board of Philanthropy West Virginia. She also serves annually on the allocations panel for the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley. Nelson is the former regional chair of Leave A Legacy of Central Appalachia. She is a former board member of Wheeling Health Right and the YWCA Wheeling, and former board president of the Children’s Museum of the Ohio Valley. She is a former President of the Rotary Club of Wheeling. Prior to Nelson’s work at the CFOV, she served as the Director of Marketing & Community Relations for the City of Wheeling where she marketed the city for economic development and worked to enhance summer events at Wheeling’s Heritage Port.
A wife and mother of two, Nelson graduated from West Virginia University in 1993.
Fond du Lac Area Foundation, Fond du Lac, WI
Sandi Roehrig's educational achievements include attending University of Wisconsin-Fond du Lac then transferring to University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education and Health. Sandi has been with the Fond du Loc Area Foundation since 1992 and has served as the executive director since 1995. She has been an active volunteer in the community for youth sports, education, and public service including as a founding member of the Fond du Lac Arts Council and Women’s Fund of Fond du Lac. Sandi lives in Fond du Lac with her husband and enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Jennifer Tolle Whiteside
President and CEO
North Carolina Community Foundation, Raleigh, NC
Jennifer Tolle Whiteside joined NCCF in 2006 to serve as the second president and CEO in the organization’s history. Prior to joining the Foundation, she served as executive director of Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina. She won the distinguished Commissioner’s Award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for her work at Prevent Child Abuse, as well as the Old North State Award for her work on behalf of the people of North Carolina, and the Prevent Child Abuse Professional Leadership Award.
Jennifer has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Florida and a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Louisiana State University.
The National Standards is administered by the Council on Foundations, which hosts the National Standards Director and other support staff, including on-hand legal experts.
Executive Director of National Standards and Staff Counsel
National Standards at Council on Foundations, Arlington, VA
Christina Gonzalez is a lawyer and passionate supporter of promoting access to justice in its many forms. Prior to joining the Council as the National Standards Manager and Legal Coordinator, Christina worked at a nonprofit law firm in Los Angeles specializing in housing rights. In this role, she represented low-income tenants in unlawful detainer (eviction) actions, including jury trials, and helped tenants stay in their homes and stand up to slumlords.
Originally planning to become a marine biologist, Christina graduated from San Diego State University with a B.S. degree in Biology and a minor in Women's Studies—as she is also passionate about promoting gender equality around the globe.
After working for Planned Parenthood for two years following graduation, Christina decided to attend law school to gain the knowledge and training necessary to become an advocate for those who have historically been denied access to legal representation. This is why she chose to attend Peoples College of Law, a small law school in Los Angeles whose mission it is to “bring legal resources to under-represented communities and to train legal advocates dedicated to securing progressive social change and justice in society.” Christina graduated from Peoples College of Law with a J.D.
A proud Southern California native, Christina loves sunshine and the ocean and visits her family and friends in the Golden State as often as possible. She enjoys being outdoors (when the weather is cooperating) and yoga to keep her grounded. She also loves to travel; her most recent voyage was to the beautiful country of Morocco. Another fun fact: Christina is a twin.
Kevin van Bronkhorst
National Standards Associate
National Standards at Council on Foundations, Arlington, VA
Before joining the Council, Kevin was editor for a nuclear non-proliferation blog and worked as a system administrator for a home health firm. Kevin has an MSc in Crisis and Security Management from Leiden University’s Faculty for Governance and Global Affairs in The Hague, Netherlands - where he researched international security policy and implementation. He has a BA in Psychology from Oregon State University.