RMHC-SWVA Board of Directors

We are incredibly lucky to have a group of passionate leaders who are dedicated to our mission of helping families find a home-away-from-home at the Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Family Room. Interested in joining our Board of Directors? Email info@rmhouse.net

Alex, Board of Directors

Alex is a caring father, married with two children of his own.

Alex Brendel

President / Regional Hospital Development Coordinator at LifeNet Health
Photo of Karrie, Board of Directors

Karrie Moses graduated with her AASN in 2000 from Mountain Empire Community and worked as an Emergency Department RN. She then perused her BSN from JCHS, graduating in 2011. In 2015, Karrie graduated from Jacksonville University with her MSN in Nursing Administration. Karrie has worked at Carilion for 15 years in various positions, her current role is Senior Director for Carilion Children’s. In her free time, Karrie enjoys traveling, working out, spending time with her family.

Karrie Moses

Vice President / Sr. Director Pediatrics at Carilion

Born and raised in Chicago, IL, Chandra is currently a Roanoke, VA resident on a multi-year hospital
reno/addition project. Chandra is working her 11th year with general contractor, Robins & Morton, as a Project Engineer. Moving around the country in her job is how she made the connection with RMHC. While her company is in Roanoke completing the new Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital Reno, Chandra wants to be able to give and serve in this community.

Chandra has never used the RMHC services but there was a time that she almost needed to at the birth of her second child 35 years ago. Remembering what her child endured as she recovered from breathing issues from birth until age 4 makes Chandra grateful and eager to be a part of helping someone have a lighter load as they deal with a child’s illness and/or recovery.

"I couldn't imagine how I could help," Chandra stated when asked to join the Board. She continued by stating, "But I am going to give it all I have and in combination with the other members work to leave a legacy of hard work, dedication, and results in service to the RMHC guests and for those that follow in our path. I remain willing to contribute to this worthwhile and important organization any way I can."

“Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much” – Helen Keller

Chandra Jones

Secretary / Project Engineer at Robins & Morton

Jim is a 2017 graduate of Jefferson College of Health Sciences. After retiring from Roanoke Fire-EMS at the end of 2021, Jim joined Carilion Clinic as the Director of Virtual Care Operations.

Jim Cady

Director of Virtual Care Operations at Carilion Clinic

Angie Chewning

Executive Director at Vinton Area Chamber of Commerce

A proud father of three, Mike Hertz works for the law firm Woods Rogers Vandeventer Black PLC and practices general business and intellectual property law. Mike's professional background and extensive non-profit experience has proven to be an invaluable resource for our local chapter.

Michael Hertz

Lawyer at Woods Rogers Vandeventer Black PLC

Daniel Jackson

Owner/Operator for TCR Enterprises, Inc (McDonald's)

Susan works for the Bank of Botetourt as the AVP of Treasury Services, she has been in banking for 26+ years. Susan is a Member of Community Advisory Board for Junior League Roanoke Valley, a networking guru, and is active in many chambers of commerce.

Susan graduated from James Madison University and grew up in Southern Pines, NC. She resides in Roanoke County with her husband, Pete Larkin.

Susan Larkin

Business Development & Treasury Services - VP at Bank of Botetourt

A native of the Roanoke Valley, Jaret grew up on a small farm in neighboring Bedford County. He learned the values of hard work and discipline at a young age and relies on that experience today both professionally and personally. After attending Virginia Tech, Jaret returned to Roanoke to begin his career. He has been a Financial Advisor for over 20 years and focuses his attention on helping individuals, families and small business owners realize their financial success.

In addition to his dedication to his clients and Valley Wealth Group, Jaret is very active in the community and committed to improving the quality of life for everyone living in the community. He has served on the boards of several local non-profit organizations and groups such as ARCH Services, the Al Pollard Memorial Foundation, and Hunting Hills Country Club.

The Roanoke Valley has always been home to Jaret and his family, but they also enjoy spending time in Beaufort, NC whenever they can work remotely or get away. He and his wife Amy, love spending time with their two daughters who both attend Virginia Tech. When time permits, Jaret also enjoys golfing, fishing in NC, passing time on the beach, and watching the Virginia Tech Hokies with his friends.

Jaret Mutter

President at Valley Wealth Group

Cynthia Mullen-Gartland

Retired - Carilion Clinic
Matthew Ogburn

Mathew Ogburn joined the board in November of 2018 bringing an extensive background in community engagement and philanthropy. Through his personal connection with RMHC, Matthew is strong advocate and dedicated volunteer, including cooking meals for our families.

Matthew L. Ogburn

CFO Advisory Practice + Growth & Strategy (G&S) Senior Executive, Accenture; Principal, Mustin Capital Management & Consulting Group (MCMCG)

Kristina works for City Wide Facility Solutions as their Sales Executive. She has 2 decades dedicated professionally to event planning and management, sales and marketing.

Kristina graduated from Lee University with a BS in Telecommunications and Liberty University with a MA in Human Services, Marriage and Family Counseling.

Kristina Smith

Sales Executive at City Wide Facility Solutions - Blue Ridge