The Shenandoah Community Foundation is proud to announce the addition of four new members to its Board: Sharon Baroncelli, Mandy Belyea, Dennis Dysart, and Brandon Keller.
Foundation President Michael Funk said he was very much looking forward to working with these individuals. “They are four outstanding members of our community. Besides their understanding of Shenandoah County and its people, they bring diversity and depth of knowledge, expertise, and perspective that will help our organization further its mission and vision.”
Sharon is President/CEO of the Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce after being promoted from its Executive Director position. Through her leadership and energy, she has significantly increased the Chamber’s membership and strengthened partnerships with the community, County and Town governments, and elected officials.
Sharon earned her B.A. in Communication Arts from James Madison University, with a minor in Political Science. She has held executive-level positions in several public and nonprofit organizations including the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, the International Association of Fire Chiefs, the Shenandoah County Chapter of the American Red Cross, and the Front Royal-Warren County Chamber of Commerce.
Sharon represented District 4 as a member of the Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors for 13 years and has served on the boards of the Shenandoah Valley Partnership, the Shenandoah County Library, and Shenandoah County Parks & Recreation.
Sharon lives with her family in Woodstock, where she is a member of the Woodstock Rotary Club.
Mandy is a native of Shenandoah County and is the Deputy County Administrator for Shenandoah County, having previously served as the Director of Finance for Shenandoah County as well as the Deputy Town Manager and Director of Finance for the Town of Woodstock. Earlier in her career, Mandy worked in public accounting for KPMG LLP in Washington, DC. She earned her B.A. degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and a minor in French from Bridgewater College in 2002 and went on to earn a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Virginia Tech in 2012. Mandy holds a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Mandy has a heart for public service. Besides her professional positions, she serves on the Board of Directors of Shen-Paco Industries, Inc. and the Shenandoah Community Health Clinic (Shenandoah County Free and Dental Clinics.
Mandy resides in Quicksburg with her husband, Daniel, and their three children Cade, Claire, and Crew.
Also a Shenandoah County native, Dennis is President/Chief Operating Officer of First Bank, a community bank headquartered in Strasburg, with branches from Winchester, south to Farmville, and east to Richmond. He has just finished a year as Chairman of the Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce and serves as Chairman of the Shenandoah County Economic Development Council. Winner of the 2019 Banker of the Year Award from the Virginia Association of Community Banks, Dennis brings a wealth of management, leadership, and financial skills to our work. He understands the crucial role of nonprofits and government agencies in our community through his service on the Shenandoah Education Foundation, the Strasburg Community Scholarship Trust Fund, and the Shenandoah County Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee.
Dennis lives in Edinburg with his wife Stephanie and son Zach.
Brandon is a native of Strasburg and an attorney there, with a wealth of experience in many aspects of the legal profession, from litigation and criminal law to real estate and estate planning. With an undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech in Political Science and a J.D. (Law) degree from Pennsylvania State University’s Dickinson School of Law, Brandon has also shown a commitment to community work in his indigent services work as well as a very active guardian ad litem, representing the best interests of children in various types of court proceedings. He has also served with the Bowman Educational Scholarship Treasure (BEST) Committee, the Strasburg Rotary Club, and the Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce, where he is currently a board member.
Brandon lives in Strasburg with his wife, Kara, and their two children.