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.

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 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.

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.

TOMMY BAER —   Board Member since 2003

Tommy is an attorney practicing in the Richmond Metropolitan area with his office location in Brandermill Market Square. 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.

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 family man with his wife and 2 children Isabella and Zachary. Mike is the Director of Operations and President of Acumen Golf, where he serves as the General Manager for Brandermill Country Club and Birkdale Golf Club. He also consults with many different golf courses and clubs on the East Coast. Mike is an Executive Board member of the National & Virginia Golf Course Owners Association. Mike enjoys collecting and driving classic sports cars and playing golf occasionally. Email:

DEREK MACHADO — Board Member since 2013

Derek Machado is the owner and creative director for FIVE19, the advertising 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 has been an integral part of Brandermill Woods resurgence. Derek and his wife Leah are the proud parents of Sydney and Noah and have called Richmond/Midlothian home for over 15 years.

ELIZIBETH MOORE —  Board Member since 2018

Elizabeth Moore resides in Assisted Living, she is a Virginia native, growing up in Colonial Heights and the Midlothian area. Elizabeth was a scool teacher for 39 years, teaching 8th grade science at Robious Middle School in Chesterfield County. Elizabeth has two children, a son and daughter and she also has 4 grandchildren.

ART WARREN —  Board Member since 2018

Art Warren served the citizens of Chesterfield County representing the Clover Hill District on the Board of Supervisors from 1992 to 2015, after serving on the Chesterfield Planning Commission for four years. He holds a Master of Science degree in urban planning from the University of Tennessee and an undergraduate degree in history and political science from High Point College. In undergraduate school, Mr. Warren was elected president of the student body, treasurer of the Methodist Student Fellowship, selected to Top Ten Seniors, and Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities.

In his former full time job as Manager, Radiological Emergency Response Preparedness for the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, he worked with all nuclear facilities within Virginia, including Department of Defense nuclear facilities and Dominion-Virginia Power’s nuclear power plant program.

Art and Linda Warren have three grown children and four grandchildren, all of whom live in Chesterfield County.

PETER L. POLI II — Board Member since 2018

Peter is Vice President of sales and design at Chesapeake Design and Sales. He has been designing kitchens and bars for restaurants for the past 4 years. He is no stranger to the restaurant business for his family were the founders of Julian’s Restaurant. Peter is a graduate of Clover Hill High School and Fork Union Military Academy. His family moved to Brandermill in 1979 and Peter still resides there with his wife Angela. He has been involved in many charities including the Children’s Cancer Society and Chantel’s House of Hope for cystic fibrosis. He hopes to pour his love for Brandermill into making Brandermill Woods the best it can be.

STEVE DUNLAP — Board Member since 2019 officially (was Council President 2016-2020)

Steve, a resident of Brandermill Woods since 2015, graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1964.  Commissioned as a Navy Ensign in that same year, he retired after 27+ years in the Navy and Navy Reserve.  Steve has more than 3,000 hours as a Mission Commander in the E-2 Hawkeye, a Navy airborne early warning aircraft. In 1975 Steve earned a MS in Management Science. As a defense contractor, Steve managed a multi-million-dollar contract that employed 200 engineers in multiple locations in the US and overseas. Steve retired in 2007 after 20 years with Veda, Inc. He served as an Election Judge in Maryland for 14 years before moving to Brandermill Woods. Steve was appointed to the St. Mary’s County, Maryland Board of Trustees for the Museum Division in 2001 and served for 12 years. He was a docent volunteer at the Piney Point Lighthouse Museum and Historic Park for 15 years.

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