Broadwater Board of Trustees 2019 - 2020

Broadwater Academy is an independent, nonprofit organization under the direction of a self-perpetuating Board of Trustees. The Board appoints the Head of School and oversees the school’s financial viability and overall long-term stability.

Thomas R Anderson III, Chair
Old Dominion University – BS in Business Administration, Accounting Concentration
Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel District – Deputy Executive Director, Finance & Operations
“I serve on the Board of Trustees because I believe education is one of the keys to lifelong success and happiness and I want to do my part to ensure that families on the Eastern Shore continue to have access to a top quality educational experience.”

Dan Brown, Vice Chair
University of Rhode Island, BS Pre-Veterinary Studies
Dowling College, BBA Accounting
Certified Public Accountant
“Broadwater Academy uniquely shapes our young people for success and I am proud to be a small part of this effort.”

Pamela von Eiff-Turner, Treasurer
McDaniel College, BA Economics/Business Administration
Criterion Systems, Program Manager
“Why I serve — investing in our children’s educational experience and preparation for the future is important to me.”

Martha Sydney Sutherland, Secretary
Princeton, BA
University of Kansas, MA
National Taiwan University, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, Post Graduate
Foreign Service, retired
Currently President, M. Sutherland Fine Arts, a private art gallery specializing in Contemporary Chinese Art.
“I serve on the Broadwater board because, simply put, without Broadwater Academy for my second grade child, I would not be living here full time. I have lived and worked around the world and have years of interactions with over ten different independent and public schools. Broadwater is a beacon of academic excellence on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. I want to assist in any way I am able to help BA continue and improve its mission to offer the best programs for our children.”

Brent Anderson
Education Credentials
Physician, Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital

Annette Brickhouse
Virginia Tech, B.A. in Economics/Minor in Political Science
Post graduate studies at Old Dominion University
Teacher, Northampton County Public Schools
“As an Eastern Shore native, I am very excited to be a part of a community that values a variety of relationships and perspectives in the pursuit of academic excellence.”

Pete Duer
BA Alum, Virginia Tech
Bundick Well & Pump

Anne Gallivan
College of the Atlantic, BA Ecology
JC Walker Brothers, CEO

Robert “Gus” Gustafson
Harvard College, BA Cum Laude, Political Science
President, Gustafson Associates
“Broadwater gives our children opportunities to thrive every day in one of the best locations on earth and I want to ensure that that opportunity continues to be available for every learner on the Shore.”

Christy Hickman
Educational Credentials

Blake Johnson
Educational Credentials
Island House Restaurant

Danny Vestal
University of North Carolina at Greensboro, BS
Executive Director, YMCA Camp Silver Beach
“To assure the parents and children of the Eastern Shore have the excellent option of a Broadwater education and college preparation.”



Founding Board Members

Albert R. Ashby
C. Elmore Ballard
Steward H. Buckle, Jr.
Colin D. Cowling
Houston C. Duer
J. Grayson Duer
D. Tom Elliott
Robert G. Gibb
C. Beverley Hall
Richard F. Hall, Jr.
Edmund M. Henderson
Joseph T. Hurtt
Lloyd J. Kellam, Jr.
Thomas B. Long, Jr.
Lloyd A. Outten, Jr.
Alton N. Palmer
Willam S. Prettyman
J. Page Robbins
J. Thomas Savage
Philip B. Tankard
Henry M. Terry, Jr.
William E. Walker II
John J. Whittington, Jr.