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W. Mark Rudolph
Chair, Board of Governors
W. Mark Rudolph, of Winchester, Virginia, is a 1984 graduate of Shepherd and the Managing Shareholder of Elliott Davis' Richmond Office as well as a part of the Firm's executive committee. The firm has offices in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. He focuses on providing accounting and consulting services to closely held businesses, not-for-profits, and professional service providers. With more than 25 years of experience, he is the former managing partner of Virginia-based accounting firm Yount, Hyde & Barbour, where he directed strategic planning and growth. He helps growing companies evaluate and develop strategic opportunities by working closely with the clients' leadership and stakeholders. He has been an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants. He has served on the board of trustees of Winchester's Handley High School, is a past president of the Lions Club, and is an elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Winchester.

Dr. Marcia Brand
Vice Chair, Board of Governors
Marcia Brand, Ph.D., of Martinsburg, West Virginia, was named deputy administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) in March 2009. HRSA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The agency uses its $8 billion annual budget to expand access to quality health care in partnership with health care providers and health professions training programs. From 2007-2009, Brand was associate administrator of HRSA's Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr), where she provided national leadership in the development, distribution and retention of a diverse, culturally competent health workforce that provides high-quality care. From 2001-2007, Brand was director and associate administrator of HRSA's Office of Rural Health Policy. In that position she was responsible for health policy, research and grant activities that promote better health care services in rural America. Brand earned a doctoral degree in higher education from the University of Pennsylvania and master and bachelor of science degrees in dental hygiene from Old Dominion University in Virginia.

John Younis
Secretary, Board of Governors
As owner of Younis Orthodontics, a private practice of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, Dr. John Younis has been providing care in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia since 1998. A native of Wheeling, he earned his bachelor of science and doctorate of dental surgery degrees from West Virginia University. Opting for the dual residency and postgraduate school program at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Younis completed a three-year residency and specialty certification in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics while earning a master of dental science degree. Upon graduation, he was appointed assistant professor and clinical instructor in the School of Dental Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Younis worked on the multidisciplinary team at the Western Pennsylvania Craniofacial and Cleft Palate Center, providing treatment to children with congenital anomalies. An active member of the community and state, he has served as president of the West Virginia Orthodontic Association and the Eastern Panhandle Dental Society, and has been a Business Partner with Jefferson County Schools since 2004. He resides in Shepherdstown with his wife and two children.





John Beatty
Member, Board of Governors
John Beatty is the senior vice president/market president of BB&T Corporation, a position he has held since 2003. He has been with BB&T since 1985, holding the positions of chief financial officer and controller, senior vice president/retail banking, and senior vice president/wealth management team director. Prior to joining BB&T, he worked for American Electric Power in Canton, Ohio. He holds a masters in business administration from Wheeling Jesuit University, and a bachelor's degree in economics from West Liberty State College, now West Liberty University.

Jason Best
Faculty Representative, Board of Governors
Dr. Jason Best is a professor of astronomy and astrophysics at Shepherd University and director of the Shepherd University Observatory. He received his bachelor of science degree in astronomy and astrophysics from Indiana University, and his doctor of philosophy degree in astronomy and astrophysics from The Pennsylvania State University. He has published numerous research articles in the Astrophysical Journal, Mercury magazine, and the Journal for Computing in Small Colleges, has received research grants from the National Science Foundation, Sun Microsystems, WV EPSCoR, and the NASA WV Space Grant Consortium, and has been an invited speaker at national and international meetings focusing on science. His current research emphasis is on the large-scale structure of the universe. In addition, Dr. Best serves as the academic coordinator for the Washington Gateway Academy held on the Shepherd campus each summer, has served as the president of the Shepherd University Faculty Senate, and currently serves as the president of the West Virginia Academy of Science.

Holly McCall
Member, Board of Governors
Holly McCall, a native of Jefferson County, is the co-founder and chief executive officer of KRM Associates, Inc., a small, woman-owned business located in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, where she resides. Founded in 1991, KRM is a health information technology consulting firm and a recognized leader of open source electronic health record solutions for clients including federal and state agencies, academia, and commercial information technology organizations. In January 2003, KRM founded their Student Intern Program (SIP) helping to place Shepherd University information technology students in intern positions at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The objective of SIP is to develop ways for business, academia and government to work together to provide a locally trained and qualified information technology workforce and create jobs in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. McCall's firm has also developed a personal health record (PHR) that has been deployed at various West Virginia health clinics and is also being provided at no cost to Shepherd's Department of Nursing Education where all incoming freshmen nursing students receive this training as part of their curriculum. McCall graduated from Shepherd in 2004 as a non-traditional student with a degree in visual communications, graphic design. She currently serves on the board of the Shepherd University Alumni Association.

Tia McMillan
Member, Board of Governors
Tia McMillan, a native of Charleston, is an owner, along with her husband, Bob, a former member and chair of the Shepherd Board of Governors, of Jefferson Distributing, Co., a beverage distribution business in Martinsburg. The two live in Shepherdstown, and were the recipients of the University's President's Award in 2011, which is given annually in recognition of exemplary service to Shepherd University and the community. A graduate of Sweet Briar College, she is a founding member of the Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF), serving on its board of trustees from 1991 to 1997, and is now an honorary board member. She and her husband sponsor the McMillan Family Scholarship with the Shepherd University Foundation, which is awarded annually to a theater student and have most recently established the McMillan Family International Initiative. She is a member of Shepherd's Friends of Music and the Shepherd University Foundation's Scarborough Society, a friends of the library association. McMillan is a board member of the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation, which partners with Shepherd's Scarborough Library and the United Way to offer assistance in funding research and grant-writing and has assisted Shepherd in coordinating an ethics workshop through the George Washington Living Ethics Fund. She sits on the Visiting Committee of the West Virginia University School of Medicine, Eastern Division which partnered with Shepherd University for the 2003 joint project launch of MedSTEP. The program helps prepare students for medical school as well as ease the financial burden of the application process. McMillan has been a long-time member of the West Virginia Humanities Council, which helps fund a CATF lecture series as well as Shepherd's Appalachian Writer's Award and Writer-in-Residence program. McMillan was named a Woman of Distinction in 2006 by the regional council of Girl Scouts and was named Berkeley County Citizen of the Year in 2007 by the Martinsburg/Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce.

D. Scott Roach
Member, Board of Governors
D. Scott Roach, a lifelong resident of Martinsburg, West Virginia, and a 1980 graduate of Shepherd University is currently the president of Randerson, Inc., a commercial real estate holding company. Previously, he was the president of R. M. Roach and Sons, Inc., a Martinsburg-based regional petroleum supplier with a chain of convenience stores and Subway restaurants. During that time, he served on the WV-OMEGA board of directors of which he was a past president as well several other national industry boards. He is currently serving as President of the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation and Treasurer of WVU Hospital-East along with being a member of the United Bank and Martinsburg-Berkeley County Recreation Board. He resides in Martinsburg with his wife Linda, also a 1980 graduate of Shepherd University.

Chad Robinson
Member, Board of Governors

Diane Shewbridge
Classified Employees Representative, Board of Governors
Diane Shewbridge, of Martinsburg, is an administrative associate in the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Shewbridge earned a bachelor of arts degree from Shepherd in 1973.

Logan Sigley
Student Representative, Board of Governors

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