Welcome our new board members

The board and staff of the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation are excited to begin 2019 with two new directors. 


Stephanie Tyree is Executive Director of the West Virginia Community Development Hub. With more than a decade of experience in policy, community development and organizing, she has dedicated her career to advancing local solutions for rural coal communities in Central Appalachia. Tyree’s expertise centers around developing tools to drive collaboration, leadership engagement and community-driven change to build strong resilient rural communities.


Stephanie Tyree“I’m thrilled to join the board of the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation,” Tyree said. “The Foundation has been a critical source of support for communities engaged in building new, sustainable and robust economies in West Virginia and Central Appalachia. We have a great opportunity in this moment to build partnerships across the South that serve diverse communities, and to build power together to achieve the positive and vibrant future our communities seek and know is possible."


Tyree has an undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a law degree from New York University. She was a 2016 BALLE Fellow, recognized as a “West Virginia Wonder Woman” by WV Living Magazine in 2016, and was a recipient of the State Journal’s “Next Generation: 40 Under 40” award in 2018. A native of Charleston, West Virginia, Tyree lives with her husband and son in Fayette County.


Holt Mountcastle is a consultant at RE Tech Advisors, a sustainability consulting firm in the Washington, D.C., area. He primarily supports a Department of Energy program, working with industry leaders in the commercial real estate and financial sectors to drive improvement of energy performance in the nation’s building stock. 


Holt Mountcastle“I’m incredibly excited to join an amazing group of leaders who are all passionate about creating change in the South and across the country. For years I have heard about the great work of the Foundation and I am looking forward to contributing to its mission.”


Holt holds a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy with a minor in Sustainability Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is an avid fan of UNC athletics.


Please join us in welcoming this new leadership to our board. We are confident their experience and passion will greatly strengthen our work over the next few years.




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