John Randolph Foundation Staff

Lisa H. Sharpe

Executive Director

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Lisa Sharpe has served her hometown of Hopewell since 1998 when she joined the John Randolph Foundation to direct the grant, scholarship and development programs. She has served JRF as Executive Director since 2005. She began her career in non-profit management in 1990 with Mary Washington Hospital Foundation in Fredericksburg.  During her 8 ½ years there she rose in ranks to become its Executive Director. Her chief responsibilities included fund development for Mary Washington Hospital and the establishment and management of the Mary Washington Hospital Foundation Community Service Fund.

Bonnie G. Falls

Scholarship Program Officer

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Bonnie Falls joined the Foundation in October of 2007 as the Scholarship Program Officer.  In this role, she oversees the Foundation’s scholarship and educator award programs. In addition, Bonnie works directly with current and prospective donors to meet their philanthropic goals through establishing scholarship and award funds at John Randolph Foundation. She is also responsible for marketing and fundraising events associated with her program area. Before joining the Foundation, Bonnie was the Public Affairs Manager for the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond where she was employed for over 15 years.

Kevin S. Foster

Director of Programs

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Kevin Foster joined the Foundation staff in March 2016 as Director of Programs and oversees the Grants Program and Accounting/Finance. Kevin is a native of Prince George County and a former Trustee of John Randolph Foundation from 2007-2015. While on the Board of Trustees, he served on the Grants Committee, Scholarship Committees, and the Audit and Investment Advisory Committees as well as serving two years as Board President. Before joining the Foundation staff, Kevin was the Vice President of Finance and Information Technology for Bank of Southside Virginia. He is a certified public accountant.

Tammy E. McCollum

Administrative Associate

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Tammy McCollum, a life-long resident of Hopewell, has served as the Foundation's Administrative Associate since 2007. Her prior work experience includes emergency room patient registration at John Randolph Medical Center, substitute teaching in Hopewell Schools, and ENT and pediatric medical office management. Her role encompasses a variety of duties from supporting the Executive Director and Board to assistance in the grant, scholarship, development, and youth development programs. She enjoys serving the community in which she lives and participating in events that give back to Hopewell and the Tri-Cities area.

Kiffy Werkheiser

Director of Community Engagement

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A native of Hopewell, Kiffy rejoined the Foundation staff in July 2022 as Director of Community Engagement. Previously, she had served as Development Program Officer from 2015-2019. As an experienced development professional, she has been a leader of change and growth, helping nonprofits transform their development, branding, and communications and increasing their capacity to transform lives and communities. Kiffy currently volunteers with FOLAR, Friends of the Lower Appomattox River, and is passionate about outdoor recreation for physical and mental health. She and her husband reside in Chesterfield County with their two young daughters.