Strength in Leadership

 Photo courtesy of Lynchburg College’s Doctorate of Physical Therapy ProgramThe Board of the Bedford Community Health Foundation is comprised of individuals representing a wide range of expertise and life experiences.  According to Foundation bylaws, the Board is made up of nine members, though vacancies do occur from time to time.  New members are elected at the Annual Meeting in May of each year.  Trustees serve up to three years and are eligible to serve up to two consecutive terms.

Trustees play an integral role in the work and growth of the Foundation.  They oversee the organization’s grant making policy as well as ultimately select and approve the organizations who receive grants each Spring and Fall.  They oversee the Foundation’s investments as well as review monthly balance sheets.

As ambassadors in the community, they identify areas of health need and concern.  They share those needs and help develop plans and projects to address them as appropriate to the Foundation vision and mission.  Additionally they recruit new members and develop relationships with area non-profit partners.

The Board meets quarterly.  The Executive, Development, Scholarship, Personnel, Grants Review, Nominating and Audit Review committees meet on an “as needed” basis.  Committees are made up of Board members as well as Advisory Council members.

The Advisory Council is a team of area residents who are keenly interested in the health and wellness of the community.  They provide a broad base of input from the community regarding health needs and programs that the Foundation may want to support.  The Council provides the concerned citizen with an opportunity to play an active role in improving the health and health resources of all Bedford area residents.


Current Board of Trustees

Sharon Lane, Chair

Darren Miller, Treasurer

John Stafford

Brad Creasy

Cindy Gunnoe

Jeff Hubbard

Denise Scruggs

Garrett Hurt

Jane Winters



Denny Huff, Executive Director

Mary Buchanan, Program Officer


Current Advisory Council

Sandra Boyes

Harriett Hurt

John Owen

Frank West

Randi Herrick

Anne Soukhanov

Patricia Knox

Patricia Walker

Linda Beahm

Debbie Rhodes

Andrew Pieleck

Linda Edwards

Christine Feldman



In response to the governors declared state of emergency to address the Coronavirus pandemic, the Bedford Central Library will be closed to the public beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020. As a result, The Bedford Community Health Foundation will make available curb side drop-off service for grant application delivery on March 18 through April 1st.

Our staff will be available to accept grant applications from 9 am to 3:30 pm each day. Prior to coming to drop-off your grant application, we ask that you call 540.586.5292 or call/text (540) 798-0214 so we can meet you outside. If someone is not available to meet you, please drop-off curbside to library staff and they will ensure we receive it.