The Foundation is overseen by a Board of Directors, each of whom is a community member committed to advancing our mission. In addition to generously donating their time and energy, they meet monthly to administer our fiscal policy and overall direction of the organization. The Board may have up to fifteen members. Directors are elected by the membership for three year terms.

Chair

Ed Wheeless

Ed Wheeless is a professional software engineer. He formerly served as a member of the Harpers Ferry Town Council, Harpers Ferry Budget and Finance Committee, Harpers Ferry Planning Commission and Harpers Ferry Landmarks Commission. He currently serves as a board member for the Harpers Ferry Park Association.

Vice Chair

Lynn Pechuekonis

Lynn Pechuekonis and her husband are owners of Rockhaven B&B, a 1920s stone foursquare in Harpers Ferry, and are recipients of the Foundation’s 2019 Excellence in Historic Preservation award. She is also a freelance writer, after working in communications for 17 years with the University of Virginia’s School of Education.

Treasurer

Nadine Snowden

Born in Baltimore, Nadine Snowden is a third-generation resident of Harpers Ferry/Bolivar. After retiring from teaching, Nadine migrated back to the area and resides in the family home. As a child, while visiting with her grandparents, Nadine occasionally attended First Zion Church. She has interest in restoring it to a place where neighbors can gather to participate in (and volunteer for) activities that support community. Nadine envisions an area in the church where children can come to get help with homework.

Secretary

Carolyn Beyer

Carolyn Beyer is an attorney with more than 40 years’ experience, focusing on family law and litigation. She currently works for Legal Aid in housing law. A Midwestern transplant, Carolyn relocated to Bolivar in 2020 to live closer to her daughters residing in northern Virginia. She joined the Foundation because she believes in the importance of preserving historic structures, and she loves the idea of repurposing the old First Zion Church as a community meeting place.

Board Member

Maria Beckman

Maria Beckman is an attorney and educator. She and her husband were so inspired by the history and beauty of Harpers Ferry and Bolivar that they purchased their Bolivar home less than two weeks after their first visit more than 20 years ago. She believes that understanding and remembering the lives, struggles and achievements of the people who spent time here helps us to feel connected to them, to this place, and to each other.  She is still amazed by the natural beauty of this place and its power to heal.

Board Member

Sandra Marra

Sandra Marra is President and CEO of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. She has 35 years of professional experience in both the private and nonprofit sectors. Her expertise includes organizational, financial and human capital management, large scale project management, strategic planning development and implementation, and board and staff training and development.

Board Member

Delores Jackson Foster

Delores Jackson Foster is a native of Harpers Ferry.  After graduating from Shepherd College (now Shepherd University), she taught at her former high school, Page-Jackson High School in Charles Town.   She moved to New Jersey and, after 40 years, retired as an Elementary School Principal.   In 2014 she moved back to Harpers Ferry and spends of her time as a volunteer for community agencies.  She is a proud member of the Eastern Panhandle Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, a community service organization.

Board Member

Deborah McGee

Deborah McGee, a resident of Harpers Ferry for 13 years, is Chair of the Historic Landmarks Commission. She has served as President of the Bolivar-Harpers Ferry Library and is Vice President of the Harpers Ferry Woman’s Club. Prior to earning her Master Degree in Education, she worked for the Public Broadcasting System.

Board Member

Joe Bosco

Joe Bosco was a resident of Harpers Ferry from 2000 to 2005, during which he served on the Historic Landmarks Commission. Mr. Bosco is an architect with over 40 years of experience in the design and project management of many building types, including historic preservation.

Board Member

Betsy Self

Betsy Self lived in Loudoun County for over 45 years and moved to Bolivar 2 years ago. She is currently Vice President of the Bolivar-Harpers Ferry Library Board and a board member of the Foundation. She volunteers at the Loudoun Hunger Relief facility in Leesburg, VA and has served on numerous boards in Loudoun County over the years.

Board Member

Howard Feldstein

Howard Feldstein has lived in Harpers Ferry for the past 16 years. Raised in Northern Virginia, Harpers Ferry with its many currents of U.S. history flowing through and natural beauty was during his adolescent and college years a constant day-trip adventure. When work and family finally brought him back to the area, he was overjoyed to finally be able call this wonderful place his home.  Most of his professional career has been involved in human services, with stints in education and digital cartography.  

Board Member

Rachel Mollohan

Rachel Mollohan moved to the Harpers Ferry area in 2017 after living in Washington, DC for eight years. She is interested in working to maintain the history and charm of Harpers Ferry/Bolivar for generations to come. Rachel and her husband just welcomed a baby boy in November 2020.

Board Member

Bonnie Zampino

Bonnie Zampino has a diverse background in human resource administration, grant writing, case management and workforce development, particularly geared toward individuals with barriers to employment. For several years Bonnie was a writer for Huffington Post, and she has written or contributed to numerous publications on the subject of autism. In her free time Bonnie moonlights as a photographer and an historian with a special interest in the Civil War in Bolivar and Harpers Ferry. Bonnie lives in Bolivar with her son, Brendan.

Board Member

Storm DiCostanzo

Storm DiCostanzo is the CFO and marketing director of an event production company, as well as a writer and musician. Harpers Ferry’s beauty and history first grabbed a piece of his heart in 1976, and he is now proud to call it home. He is passionate about helping bring both towns’ stories to light, and sharing them with the world.

Board Member

Bryan Nicolosi

Bryan Nicolosi grew up down river of Harper’s Ferry in a historic home on Keep Tryst Road. His love of history came from exploring the old farm houses, battlefields and towns that flower this area. Harpers Ferry was a quick bike ride up the tow path, and provided a childhood with overwhelming adventure and imagination. 

As an adult, Bryan's career has been working in the wine industry locally in Virginia and as far off as California.  His goal is to use his experience working for and with destination wineries to benefit the Foundation. Bryan's passion for this little mountain town runs deep!