Board of Directors
William Hamilton, President
Director of Economic Development, City of Staunton
Margaret Ragon, Treasurer
Commissioner of Revenue, City of Staunton
Hugh Westfall, Loan Review Committee Chairman
Retired business manager
Bill Frazier, Secretary
Principal, Frazier Associates
Cranberry’s Grocery and Eatery
LightCastle Technical Consulting
Christina Cain, Executive Director
Christina has been on the front lines empowering people to open businesses by educating them on business planning, navigating the process of getting a business loan, and lending an ear of support and empathy. Upon understanding the impact she could make, Christina earned a Masters of Science in Community Economic Development with a specialization in Nonprofit Management from Southern New Hampshire University.
Most recently, Christina was the Director for the Center for Asset Building at New Visions, New Ventures, a Women’s Business Center in Richmond, VA. Her passion for economic development was recognized when her clients nominated her for Style Weekly’s 2010 Top 40 Under 40 as an emerging leader.
In addition to her small business development work, Christina was a credit analyst for Capital One, implemented anti-poverty strategies for a community development credit union and coordinated community outreach for a domestic violence shelter.
When you stop by, make sure you ask Christina about her latest knitting project or her new favorite beer!
Tracey Coltrain, Director of Business Development
Tracey Coltrain is a Richmond native who relocated to Staunton with her family in July of 2011. Tracey received her BA in Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University, and is currently working on her Master of Science degree in Health Education with a focus on Community Wellness. She has spent the last twenty years investing in communities through her work in various areas of the human services field, ranging from foster care and adoption, to mental health, to developmental disabilities. Tracey is an early adopter of the hOUR Economy, which is a local community service exchange program. She is also very active with, and a founding member of, the Women’s Cycling Group of Staunton. In her free time Tracey enjoys spending quality time with her husband and three daughters. She also enjoys cycling, traveling, yoga, reading, and hula hoop dancing!
Eleanor Graham, Client Services Coordinator
Eleanor is delighted to be joining the team at SCCF! Eleanor is a Minnesota native who moved to the Shenandoah valley in the summer of 2013. She has a background in the arts and holds a Masters of Music in Cello Performance from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. Currently Eleanor also works as an adjunct music professor at Bridgewater College and plays cello as a substitute with the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra.
Eleanor has a wide variety of work experience ranging from baking at her local food co-op in Pittsburgh to serving as a virtual assistant for a small online creative business. Through these experiences Eleanor has developed a great interest in small business and entrepreneurship.
In her free time Eleanor loves to spend time with her husband and cat. She is also an avid knitter and lover of libraries.