Show the members of a specific group on the sidebar.

Hi,
I am new to buddypress and have some questions:

1. I am using buddypress for a community website. I would like to have a group called "Board of Directors" and on the sidebar I would like to show the members of the board so people can click on a member and be taken to their profile. How do I do this?

2. I am creating the site as 'www.community.com/beta' - will there be a problem when the site is ready to go live?

3. I'm using Buddypress Album+ and want to know if there's a way to show "Recent Images"?

Thank you!
Ella