Our Board of Directors makes sure that major decisions are always done for the good of Brandermill Woods, its staff, and its residents.
Frasier Brickhouse has spent a lifetime in academia, beginning at Virginia State University in Petersburg, from which he graduated Cum Laude in 1957. He went on to study at the New York University Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Virginia, Michigan State University, and, finally, Virginia Commonwealth University, where he completed his coursework for a doctorate with specialization in accounting, taxation, finance, and information systems. Now, he serves as the dean of the School of Business at Virginia State University, his alma mater. Mr. Brickhouse has been pleased to serve on the boards of the Virginia State University Federal Credit Union, United Way of Southside Virginia, Virginia First Savings Bank, Petersburg Community Development Foundation, Crisis Assistance Response Emergency Shelter (CARE), Alumni Advisory for Virginia State University Reginald F. Lewis School of Business, and BB&T. He’s also a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi, Alpha Kappa Mu, Bethel Baptist Church, and the NAACP.
A multitalented and dynamic man, Wayne Edmunds is both a certified public accountant and a member of the Virginia State Bar. After graduating from the College of William & Mary with a major in accounting, and then earning a J.D. as well as an M.L.T. from Marshall-Wythe School of Law, Mr. Edmunds began two careers simultaneously. He joined Petersburg firm Gregory & Associates in 1976, where he is currently a partner. Since 1984, Mr. Edmunds has also been an Associate Professor in the School of Business at Virginia Commonwealth University. His board experience includes such vital community organizations like the Chesterfield County Health Center Commission and the Henricus Foundation.
As deputy chief executive officer for a rapidly growing Chesterfield County, Bradford Hammer draws on his experience as Deputy County Administrator for Human Services within the county’s Administrator’s Office. Before that, Mr. Hammer was the same office’s Deputy County Administrator for Management Services. Prior to his work with Chesterfield County, he spent four years as Deputy City manager in Alexandria, worked in the Newport News Office of Budget and Evaluation, and was Executive Director of the Colonial Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services Board among others, like Senior Living Choices in Virginia, Inc., Richmond Metro Convention and Visitor’s Board. Mr. Hammer earned a degree with a major in Political Science from West Virginia University, where he also received a Master’s in Public Administration.
Les Saunders received his higher education at Hampden Sydney College and University of Richmond, from which he graduated with honors in 1960 before completing a J.D. from the T.C. Williams School of Law three years later. Since then, Saunders, Patterson & Mack has become an established and thriving private law practice in Chesterfield County, where Mr. Saunders has been president of the Chesterfield Bar Association. His practice specializes in law and civil litigation. Civically, Mr. Saunders has been president and director of the Chesterfield Jaycees as well as the Broad Rock Ruritan Club. He served on the board of the Richmond Area Arthritis Foundation and directed the Chesterfield chapter of the American Red Cross and also the South Richmond-Chesterfield YMCA. Mr. Saunders extended his career to politics in 1984, when he was accepted into the Virginia House of Delegates, representing the 67th District, in Chesterfield County.