Meet the Board of ROSEL's List

Our leadership team is an all-volunteer group of women in Central Virginia committed to the ROSEL's List Mission: to identify, mentor and elect women to local and statewide office.


Joan F. Foster, Chair

Joan was the first female Mayor of the City of Lynchburg, and served a total of 16 years on City Council from 2002 to 2018. She currently holds a position as Director of Development with Lynchburg Beacon of Hope. Joan serves on The Opera on the James and The Open Table board of directors. She is a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church where she is on the Altar Guild.   She is also a member of the SPHEX Club. She is a graduate of Lynchburg College and holds three degrees in Elementary and Early Childhood Education, as well as Special Education. 


Charese Chambers, Vice Co-Chair

Charese Chambers is the Owner of Financial Fancy LLC.  With a degree in Accounting and 10 years with the US Dept of Housing of Urban Development (HUD), she was no stranger to precious budgets and the bottom line. She has been able to assess and provide accounting practices through bookkeeping services, or a simple couponing session for individuals and small businesses.


Natalie Short, Vice Co-Chair

Natalie is a member of the Lynchburg Democratic Committee and League of Women Voters. She currently volunteers as a Legislative Liaison for Moms Demand Action and other local progressive groups. In addition to running for Virginia House of Delegates District 23 as the Democratic Party nominee, Natalie has worked as a Field Director on several campaigns including the Presidential Elections of 2016, 2008, 2004; and local government campaigns in Shelby County, TN. 


Tami Tice Jacobs, Former Chair

Tami is currently the Development Director at CASA  of Central Virginia, and has taught group fitness at the Jamerson YMCA for 10 years.  She has been involved with Rosel’s List since 2015. Current/ Past Volunteer activities include:  CASA Advocate, Girls on the Run Coach, Girl Scout Troop Leader (2 troops), PTO’s, Community Theater, Sunday School Teacher and Personnel Committee for QMPC. 


Nichole Sanders, Historian

Nicole is a professor of Latin American history (focusing on women and gender) at Lynchburg College, and currently organizational secretary of the Lynchburg Democratic Committee, as well as the one of the advisors of the Lynchburg College Young Democrats. She serves on the Board of Historic Sandusky, and volunteers for the Lynchburg Humane Society.  


Stephanie Keener, At Large

Stephanie is an advisor and programming coordinator for the Virginia Small Business Development Center hosted at the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance. In this role, she serves small businesses in Lynchburg and the surrounding counties by working with businesses, economic development organizations, and governments across Lynchburg and surrounding counties. She currently serves on the board of the League of Women Voters, Lynchburg and manages Facebook for both the local and the Virginia LWV.