Advisory Board of Visitors

Advisory Board of Visitors

The mission of the Mary Baldwin University Advisory Board of Visitors (ABV) is be an advocate and resource for the university—its faculty, staff and students.  They interpret University goals and programs to its various constituencies, counsel the University Administration and the Board of Trustees regarding programs, services and activities that will benefit the University, and advance the objectives of the University and its development program.

Who are the ABV members?

The Advisory Board of Visitors is comprised of accomplished alumni and industry/business leaders who have been chosen from geographically and professionally diverse market sectors. They are appointed for an initial two-year term and limited to three consecutive terms, with renewal at the discretion of the President. Board members serve as key ambassadors for the university by taking the relevancy of Mary Baldwin to their own community and region. Their strategic priorities include university engagement, Capstone Festival sponsors and volunteers and advice on prospective board members.

Ms. Linda E. Hershey, IOM, CHME, Chair

Retired President

Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce

Mr. Mike Adams

Operations Excellence Leader

Hershey Chocolate of Virginia 

Captain Mark Black


Fishburne Military School

Ms. Tish Blackwell ‘13

Communications Specialist

BARC Cooperative

Miss Katherine Brennan’03

U.S. Army

Policy Analyst 

Ms. Janet Brooking, `86

Executive Director


Ms. Velma Carman Bryant ’01

Outreach & Enrollment Management Coordinator

Blue Ridge Community College

Ms. Cynthia Burnett

Assistant HR Director

Staunton City Schools 

Mrs. Maria I. Carlton ’05

Service Line Director/Human Resources

VCU Medical Center 

Mr. Ryan Danraj


Virginia Panel 

Mr. J. Phillip Dixon

Founder & President

Aspect Media, Inc.

Dr. Leigh Frame ’06

Instructor of Surgery

The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine 

Mr. Kevin Hall

Senior Process Analyst

McKee Foods Corporation

Mr. Chuck Henck

Retired Chief Information Officer

University of Maryland Faculty Physicians, Inc.

Mrs. Liz Hill ’03


Mrs. Marlene Jones ’80


Main Street Management Group

Mr. Mark D. Journell

Commodities Manager

Daikin Applied Americas– Staunton Manufacturing Operations

Mr. Mark LaRosa

Vice President Business Development & Chief Strategy Officer

Augusta Health 

Mrs. Kathryn Graveley Melo ’81

Co-Owner and Executive Vice President of Corporate Governance


Mr. Lyle Moffett

Senior Vice President/Senior Commercial Loan Officer

City National Bank 

Mr. Daniel Mowry Esq.


Nelson, McPherson, Summers, and Santos, L.C. 

Mr. Daniel O’Connor

Vice President of Human Resources & Clinical Integration

Augusta Health 

Mr. Benjamin Roe

Executive Director

Heifetz International Music Institute 

Mr. Charles Salembier ’05 


Waynesboro Symphony

Ms. Lynn P. Sisson

Voya Financial Advisors

Ms. Robyn Stegman ’09

Marketing Coordinator

Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore            

 Mr. Damon Strickland

General Manager

Stonewall Jackson Hotel and Conference Center

Ms. Robin von Seldeneck ’92

Chief Executive Officer

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum 

Ms. Sheryl Wagner

Director of Tourism

City of Staunton

Ms. Glenda Western ‘86

Brewery Controller

Miller Coors


Mr. Bradley Snowden

Director of Leadership Gifts

P.O. Box 1500

Staunton, VA  24402

Phone: 540-887-7372  Cell: 540-255-5802


Mrs. Brooke Herndon

Vice President of University Advancement

P.O. Box 1500

Staunton, VA 24402

Phone:  540-887-7240 Cell:  540-292-5907