Officers and Directors

David O. Ledbetter, JD, is Chairman and President of The 500-Year Forest Foundation and a member of the executive committee. Special Counsel with Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, he is a specialist in environmental law and previously served as the Foundation’s secretary and pro bono attorney. David has been associated with the organization since its inception.

Hullihen Williams Moore, as vice president, is a member of The 500-Year Forest Foundation executive committee. Hullie brings a wealth of board experience that includes the Shenandoah National Park Trust. He practiced law in Richmond for 25 years and served as a member of the Virginia State Corporation Commission for 12. He is acclaimed as a nature photographer for his book “Shenandoah.”

Richard M. Busofsky, treasurer, was born and raised in Philadelphia where he graduated with a BS in accounting from the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science before attending Golden Gate University and earning an MS in Taxation. He spent his first eight years as a CPA in Southern California. Rich joined Hantzmon Wiebel LLP in 1988 and is currently a tax partner. He has been recognized in numerous years by Virginia Business magazine as a “Super CPA” and by friends, family and co-workers as an avid Philadelphia sports fan, even before the 2018 Super Bowl gave him such a high-profile reason to be.

Karin Warren, board secretary, is the Herzog Family Chair of Environmental Studies & Science at Randolph College. She earned a B.S. in Meteorology from Cornell University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Energy and Resources from the University of California at Berkeley, where she held a Department of Energy Global Change Fellowship. At Randolph College, she developed the BA and BS degree programs, and has chaired the Environmental Studies & Science department since 2002. Her areas of interest include energy and sustainable development, climate and global change, community resilience, Environmental Studies & Science pedagogy, and quantitative environmental methods.

Peter Dutnell

Peter Dutnell, owner with his wife Susan of 500-Year Forest Ravens Hill, occupies the board seat reserved for a forest owner with plans to strengthen networking and mentoring among forest owners. Ravens Hill became a member forest in 2017, but the Dutnells began their association with the Foundation at its 2013 retirement reception for founder Ted Harris. Since then, and despite the unrelenting demands of a sheep and cattle operation, Peter has continued support for the 500YFF. He is a serious birder, conducting nature walks and bird counts, and has worked to train both Master and Junior Naturalists.

McChesney Goodall, III, is a consulting forester. He is co-founder of the Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group and coordinator of the Albemarle County (VA) Acquisition of Conservation Easements Program. Ches anchors the Foundation’s forests work group and also helps with outreach and networking.

Danielle Racke is educational coordinator for the University of Lynchburg’s Claytor Nature Center, working to connect young people with nature through camp and other activities. She has B.A. degrees in Music and in Biology from Knox College; an M.S. in biology from Western Kentucky University; as well as an M.A. in Biology from the University of Virginia. She is pursuing an MBA from the University of Lynchburg. Among her many professional activities, she is chair of the certification advisory board of the Virginia Association for Environmental Education and a voting member of the Virginia Resource Use Education Council. She is the author of numerous research treatises and has taught and mentored student researchers in biology, education and environmental science.

Jeffrey L. Smith, a board member of The 500-Year Forest Foundation, was the Foundation’s program director for five years and brings much in the way of institutional history and continuity. He is on the forests work group and consults on fundraising and communications. He is executive director of Rush Homes, a Lynchburg-area nonprofit that builds housing for the physically challenged.

Past Directors

Ted Harris, Durham, NC

Frank Biasiolli, Charlottesville, VA
Kim Biasiolli, Charlottesville, VA
Lincoln P. Brower, Roseland, VA (1931-2018)
Paul D. Cronin, Rectortown, VA
Richard “Dickie” Foster, Virginia Beach, VA
Melissa Gildea, Reston, VA
Lewis B. Goode, Jr., Virginia Beach, VA (1929-2014)
Harold H. Kolb, Jr., Covesville, VA
William H. Martin, Lexington, KY

J. James Murray, Jr., Charlottesville, VA
Stephen P. Nash, Richmond, VA
Thomas O’Halloran, Clemson, SC
Florena Fay Paurillo, Charlottesville, VA
Carolyn L. Phillips, Batesville, VA
Paul F. Revell, Weyers Cave, VA (1950-2016)
Ginny Sancilio Cross, Virginia Beach, VA
H.H. Shugart, Charlottesville, VA
Mark Snyder, Eugene, OR
Kay Van Allen, Lynchburg, VA
Nancy L. Weiss, Charlottesville, VA

500-Year Forest Foundation

PO Box 1272
Charlottesville, VA 22902