foundation board members.

The members of our Brandermill Woods Foundation Board of Directors devote countless hours to helping us raise money for special projects and manage gifts from generous donors, always keeping the community's needs in mind.

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    John Hughes, President — Board Member since 2002

    John has served as Chairman on the Foundation Board of Directors since its inception in 2002. He has resided in Brandermill since 1984 with his wife and daughter. Currently and for the last 24 years, John has been licensed to sell Life and Health Insurance and Securities. Prior to that, he worked for almost 20 years as a commercial helicopter pilot in the U.S. and overseas. John has served for about ten years on the Brandermill Community Association Board and on numerous committees, including Chesterfield County’s Economic Development Authority and Richmond Friends of the Homeless Board of Directors.

  • Frasier Brickhouse, Secretary/Treasurer — Board Member since 2002

    Frasier was a member of the Army and has been employed by Virginia State University since 1967. He has completed numerous course work in doctoral study with specialization in accounting/taxation, finance, and information systems, and received his Master of Business Administration in Accounting with minors in Banking and Finance and a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Administration. Frasier is a Board Member for the Senior Living Choices Inc., Virginia First Savings Bank, Petersburg Community Development Corporation and Treasurer, and he is active in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American Accounting Association and Club Chautauqua.

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    Robbin Corey Kolbe — Board Member since 2003

    Robbin is a Rehab/Respiration Consultant at West Home Health Care, Inc. She received an Associate Degree in Anatomy/Physiology, a Degree in Cardiac Dig, and a Degree in Respiratory Therapy. She has worked at Chippenham Hospital as a Cardiopulmonary Technician, for Abby Home Health Care and, since 1992, at West Home Health Care. Ms. Kolbe is a member of the following: Board of National American Leukemia Society, American Lung Association, Senior Network-Education Community, and GRAC-Greater Richmond Association of Caring. In 1990, she was the Director of VA Respiratory Society, and in 1999 she was selected for the Woman of the Year Award, National Leukemia Society.

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    Tommy Baer — Board Member since 2003

    Tommy is a partner in Canfield Baer, LLP, a Professional Limited Liability Partnership of Professional Corporations and Sole Proprietorships. Tommy graduated from the University of Richmond with a BA Degree and from Georgetown Law Center with a Juris Doctor in 1963. His professional career includes Commissioner in Chancery, Henrico County Circuit Court; President, Henrico County Bar Association; Assistant United States Attorney, Eastern District of Virginia; Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association. Tommy’s civic and community activities include Honorary International President, B’nai B’rith; President, Council for America’s First Freedom; University of Richmond Board of Associates; Board of Trustees, Richmond Historic Riverfront Foundation. He has received numerous honors and distinctions, is a frequent speaker on subjects of the Middle East and international terrorism, and has met with countless Presidents, Prime Ministers, Foreign Ministers, government leaders and Ambassadors both in the U.S. and in his visits to foreign nations as President of B’nai B’rith International.

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    Dick English — Board Member since 2014

    Dick was born in Turkey, and has 3 children and 6 grandchildren. He was a buyer and then an area manager and finally Director of International Leaf for Phillip Morris. Dick has lived in Brandermill since 1979 and moved to Brandermill Woods in 2011. He has been a past president of the Brandermill Regional Men’s Club, Neighborhood Rep in the BCC, Board/Treasurer of the Lifelong Learning Institute and a member of various golf organizations.

  • Mike Hatch — Board Member since 2010

    Mike is a big family man with his wife and 2 children. Mike is the Director of Operations and President of Acumen Golf Management, where he serves as the General Manager for Brandermill Country Club and Birkdale Golf Club. He enjoys sports cars and playing golf occasionally. Mike is an Executive member of the Virginia National Golf Course Owners Association and supports Families of the Wounded and Breast Cancer Awareness organizations.

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    Derek Machado — Board Member since 2013

    Derek Machado is the owner and creative director for FIVE19 Creative, the agency of record for Brandermill Woods. He is a 1995 graduate of Shepherd College and has been a visual communications professional for over 20 years. FIVE19 Creative has been an integral part of Brandermill Woods resurgence. Derek and his wife Leah are the proud parents of Sydney Adela and Noah Campbell and have called Richmond/Midlothian home for over 15 years.