Janell Ray

Janell’s more than thirty years of experience in the financial arena bridges both the corporate and nonprofit worlds. She has worked internationally and domestically in the energy industry, held finance and development roles in faith-based higher education institutions, and served in a variety of positions in Catholic parishes, schools, and organizations.

In addition to her role as CEO of the Pallottine Foundation of Huntington, Janell also serves as the Executive Director of Pallottine Foundation of Buckhannon, a role she has held since that foundation’s inception in 2015.  She serves on the boards of WV Partnership for Health Innovation and Philanthropy WV. Janell earned her undergraduate degree from William Woods University in Fulton, Missouri and her graduate degree from Houston Baptist University in Houston, Texas.

Although originally from Lake Forest, Illinois, Janell considers herself a Texan at heart after settling in Houston after college but is loving her new life in West Virginia.