Advisory Board of Visitors

MBU’s Advisory Board of Visitors (ABV) advocates and provides resources for the university and its faculty, staff, and students. Members communicate university goals and programs to their various constituencies; counsel members of the administration and Board of Trustees regarding programs, services, and activities that will benefit the university; and advance the objectives of the university and its development program.

The ABV is comprised of accomplished alumni and industry/business leaders from geographically and professionally diverse market sectors. Appointed for an initial two-year term and limited to three consecutive terms (with renewal at the discretion of the president), ABV members serve as key ambassadors for the university in their own communities and regions. Their strategic priorities include university engagement, serving as Capstone Festival sponsors and volunteers, and advising about prospective board members.

 

ABV Members

Mr. Mike Adams

Operations Excellence Leader
Hershey Chocolate of Virginia
120 Harold Cook Drive
Stuarts Draft, VA 24477
Phone: 540-337-5728 Cell: 540-280-2674
Email: madams@hersheys.com
Appointed October 2017/May serve until June 2019

 

Captain Mark Black

Superintendent, Fishburne Military School
225 South Wayne Avenue
Waynesboro, VA 22980
Phone: 540-946-7700 x103
Email: mblack@fishburne.org
Appointed October 2017/May serve until June 2019

 

Ms. Tish Blackwell ‘13

Communications Specialist
BARC Cooperative
84 High Street
P.O. Box 264
Millboro, VA 24460-0264
Phone: 800-846-2272, Cell 804-822-0932
Email: tishblackwell513@gmail.com
Appointed October 2017/May serve until June 2019

 

Miss Katherine Brennan, MBC VWIL ’03

U. S. Army, Policy Analyst
Appointed September 2014/May serve until June 2020

 

Ms. Janet Brooking, MBC RCW ’86

Executive Director, DRIVE SMART Virginia
2107 Logan Street
Richmond VA 23235
Phone: 804-929-6117
Email: janet.brooking@drivesmartva.org
Appointed September 2014/May serve until June 2020

 

Ms. Cynthia Burnett

Assistant HR Director, Staunton City Schools
116 West Beverley Street
Staunton, VA 24402
Phone: 540-332-3920
Email: cburnett@staunton.k12.va.us
Appointed October 2017/May serve until June 2019

 

Mr. Ryan Danraj

Engineer, Virginia Panel
1400 New Hope Road
Waynesboro, VA 22980
Phone: 540-414-5039
Email: rdanraj@vt.edu
Appointed October 2017/May serve until June 2019

 

Mr. J. Phillip Dixon

Founder & President
Aspect Media, Inc.
163 Pleasant View Road
Staunton, VA 24401
Phone: 202-359-5550
Email: phil@aspectmediainc.com
Appointed October 2017/May serve until June 2019

 

Dr. Leigh Frame, MBC RCW ’06

Program Director, George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences
2300 I St NW
Washington, DC 20052
Phone: 610-842-2552
Email: framela@gmail.com
Appointed September 2014/May serve until June 2020

 

Mr. Kevin Hall

Senior Process Analyst, McKee Foods Corporation
272 Patton Farm Road
Stuarts Draft, VA 24477
Phone: 540-943-7101 x42634
Email: Kevin.Hall@mckee.com or KLH41371@Hotmail.com
Appointed October 2017/May serve until June 2019

 

Mr. Chuck Henck

8419 Pullman Lane
Chesterfield, VA 23832
Phone: 804-739-1661, Cell 410-808-9137
Email: charleshenck@gmail.com
Appointed September 2014/May serve until June 2020

 

Ms. Linda E. Hershey, IOM, CHME, ABV Chair & Capstone Chair

Retired President, Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce
30 Ladd Road/PO Box 1107
Fishersville, VA 22939
Phone: 540-649-7332
Email: members373@ntelos.net
Appointed September 2014/May serve until June 2020

 

Mrs. Liz Hill, MBC PEG ’03

Pianist
222 R St NE
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: 907-250-3752
Email: hilleg@gmail.com
Appointed September 2014/May serve until June 2020

 

Mrs. Marlene Jones, MBC RCW ’80

CEO, Main Street Management Group
12750 Jefferson Davis Highway
Suite 319
Chester, VA 23831
Phone: 804-387-4165
Email: marlene.jones@msmgllc.com
Appointed December 2013/May serve until June 2019

 

Mr. Mark D. Journell, Chair-Elect & Ambassador Chair

Commodities Manager, Daikin Applied Americas– Staunton Manufacturing Operations
207 Laurel Hill Road
Verona, VA 24482
Phone: 540-248-9652, Cell 434-260-9962
Email: Mark.Journell@daikinapplied.com
Appointed October 2017/May serve until June 2019

 

Mr. Mark LaRosa

Vice President Business Development & Chief Strategy Officer, Augusta Health
78 Medical Center Drive
Fishersville, VA 22939
Phone: 540-932-4000
Email: mlarosa@augustahealth.com
Appointed October 2017/May serve until June 2019

 

Mrs. Kathryn Graveley Melo, MBC RCW ’81

Co-Owner and Executive Vice President of Corporate Governance, ITA-International
218 Jernigan Lane
Yorktown, VA 23692
Phone: 757-875-1266, Home 757-246-6781, Cell 757-303-6356
Email: kathymelo@ita-intl.com
Appointed September 2013/May serve until June 2019

 

Mr. Lyle Moffett, Chair Nominating Committee

Senior Vice President/Senior Commercial Loan Officer, City National Bank
38 N. Central Ave.
Staunton, VA 24401
Phone: 540-213-1231, Cell 540-280-4941
Fax: 540-885-0643
Email: lmoffett@bankatcity.com
Appointed September 2014/May serve until June 2020

 

Mr. Daniel Mowry Esq.

Attorney; Nelson, McPherson, Summers, and Santos, L.C.
12 North New Street
Staunton, VA 24401
Phone: 540-280-7229
Email: danielmowry@danielmowrylaw.com
Appointed October 2017/May serve until June 2019

 

Mr. Daniel O’Connor

Vice President of Human Resources & Clinical Integration, Augusta Health
P.O. Box 1000
Fishersville, VA 22939
Phone: 540-332-4818 Cell: 313-300-2335
Email: doconnor@augustahealth.com
Appointed October 2017/May serve until June 2019

 

Ms. Mary Elizabeth Pauley ‘92

Broker; Long & Foster Real Estate
16 Gosnell Crossing, #102-105
Staunton, VA 24401
Phone: (540) 997-3300 Cell: (757) 869-4001
Email: mbeezer70@gmail.com
Appointed September 2018/May Serve until June 2024

 

Mr. Michael Pirron

Founder/CEO Emeritus – Impact Makers Inc./Independent Consultant
2312 Stuart Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220-3425
Phone: Cell: (804) 212-5056
Email: mpirron@aol.com
Appointed September 2018/May serve until June 2024

 

Mr. Benjamin Roe

Executive Director, Heifetz International Music Institute
107 East Beverley Street
Staunton, VA 24401
Phone: 540-907-4446
Email: ben@heifetzinstitute.org
Appointed October 2017/May serve until June 2019

 

Mr. Charles Salembier, MBC MLitt/MFA ’05

President, Waynesboro Symphony
117 Poland Street
Waynesboro, Virginia 22980-3331
Cell Phone: 540-256-2320
Email: wcs@ntelos.net
Appointed September 2014/May serve until June 2020

 

Dr. Mary B. Satterfield

Retired, Chief of Staff for Material Measurement Laboratory, NIST
311 N. Coalter Street
Staunton, VA 24401
Phone: (301) 706-8182
Email: mary.satterfield@mac.com
Appointed September 2018/May serve until June 2024

 

Ms. Lynn P. Sisson

Voya Financial Advisors
117 S. Lewis Street
Staunton, VA 24401
Phone-Office: 540-886-4280 Cell: 540-290-3041
Email: sissonlynn@yahoo.coms
Appointed September 2014/May serve until June 2020

 

Mr. Damon Strickland

General Manager, Stonewall Jackson Hotel and Conference Center
24 S. Market Street
Staunton, VA 24401
Phone-Direct Line: 540-245-8201
Phone-Hotel: 540-885-4848
Email: damon.strickland@stonewalljacksonhotel.com
Appointed September 2014/May serve until June 2020

 

Ms. Robin von Seldeneck ’92

Chief Executive Officer
Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum
20 N. Coalter Street
Staunton, VA 24401
Phone: 540-885-0897 Ext. 114, Cell 540-448-4338
Email: robwvon@gmail.com
Appointed September 2016/May serve until June 2020

 

Ms. Hannah R. Vargason ‘09

Energy Project Manager, Natural Capital Investment Fund
The Conservation Fund
1098 Turner Road
Shepherdstown, WV 25443
Phone: (304) 870-2238 Cell: (301) 730-8409
Email: hvargason@conservationfund.org
Appointed September 2018/May serve until June 2024

 

Ms. Sheryl Wagner

Director of Tourism, City of Staunton
116 West Beverley Street
Staunton, VA 24402
Phone: 540-332-3865, Cell 540-213-1665
Email: wagnerSS@ci.staunton.va.us
Appointed October 2017/May serve until June 2019

 

Ms. Glenda Western ‘86

22 Old Hickory Lane
Mount Sidney, VA 24467
Phone: 540-289-8152 Cell: 540-830-0233
Email: glendacwestern@outlook.com
Appointed October 2017/May serve until June 2019

 

Staff Liaison: Dr. Ty Buckman

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Professor of English
Mary Baldwin University
Staunton, VA 24401
540-887-7030
Email: tbuckman@marybaldwin.edu

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