Board and Staff

Our board members comprise business leaders and medical professionals from throughout the CSRA who have embraced a mission of creating a high quality of life for those with disabilities in this region.

Walton Foundation for Independence Board of Directors

The Walton Foundation for Independence Board of Directors oversees the work of the foundation in fundraising and providing supportive programs for those with disabilities in the CSRA and beyond.

Clay Ward
Ward and Spires, Attorney at Law

Vice Chairman
Phil Brigham
Savannah River Bank

Dawn Jones
Kelly Promotional Products

Immediate Past Chairman
Rick Busby
Busby’s Heating & Air


deVane Batchelor
Allen+Batchelor Construction

Nicholas C. Dickinson, II
Nicholas Dickinson & Associates, P.C.

Phil S. Harison, Jr.
J. Smith Lanier

JoAnn Hatcher
Community Volunteer

Valerie Kimmel
Community Volunteer

W.L.M. (Larry) Knox, Jr.
Raymond James

Brad Merry
Merry Lumber  Company

Condor F. McCollum

Gail Patty
Mass Mutual/Financial Design Associates

Michael W.  Pope
CSRA Testing & Engineering Co.

Jim Thompson
Community Volunteer

James Thrash
Community Volunteer

Steve Virgo
Virgo Gambill Architects

Bobby Walker
Walker Sports Marketing, Inc.

Auxiliary Staff on WFI Board

Tiffany Clifford
Executive Director, Walton Options for Independent Living, Inc.

Foundation Staff

Cara Crawford
Executive Director

Mark Crawford
Sports and Leisure Event Coordinator

Kandace Layton
Director of Development