Boards

The Faison School for Autism is supported by five volunteer boards made up of community and professional leaders in the Richmond, Virginia, area. The boards support fundraising and development goals, build awareness in the community, and foster partnerships with other organizations and individuals.

The Faison School for Autism: 2014 Board of Directors

  • Marilyn Bota – President and CEO, Bluestone Process Dynamics
  • Melissa Bowen-Rees – Community Volunteer
  • Suzanne Burger – Vice President, Cottrell Communications
  • Peter deGroot – BB&T Capital Markets (Board President)
  • Debbie Edmunds, CPA – Community Volunteer (Board Treasurer)
  • Don Faison – Vice President, Markel Corporation (Board Chairman)
  • Sandra Mihaloff – Community Volunteer
  • John G. Myers, Jr. – First Vice President, Thalhimer, Inc.
  • David Nichols  – Community Volunteer
  • Laraine Warner, Ph.D. – Vice President, McKesson Corporation

The Faison Centers of Excellence: 2014 Board Members

  • Nancy Belleman – Former Special Education Teacher, City of Richmond and Chesterfield County
  • Dr. Michael Cataldo – Director of Department of Behavioral Psychology, Kennedy Krieger Institute
  • David Cottrell – Chairman, RetailData
  • Paul C. Edmunds, II – Founder and Managing Member, Edmunds White Partners, LLC
  • Don Faison, Jr. – Executive Director, Markel Specialty Commercial
  • Lynne Faison – Community Volunteer
  • Stanley K. Joynes, III – Chief Growth Officer, LeClair Ryan
  • Alan Kirshner – Chairman and CEO, Markel; Co-Founder of The Faison School
  • John Lewis – Financial Advisor, BB&T Scott & Stringfellow
  • Whitney Melton – Community Volunteer
  • Michael Wassmer – Head of Branded Card and Small Business, Capital One Financial Corporation

The Faison Centers of Excellence Foundation: 2014 Board Members

  • Dr. Michael F. Cataldo – Director of Department of Behavioral Psychology, Kennedy Krieger Institute
  • Sterling Edmunds, Jr. – Managing Director, Edmunds White Partners, LLC
  • Don Faison, Jr. – Executive Director, Markel Specialty Commercial
  • Stuart Farmer – Financial Advisor, BB&T Scott & Stringfellow
  • Jay Fulton – Branch Manager, C&F Mortgage Corp.
  • Elizabeth Hanna – Strategic Planner, The Martin Agency
  • Alan Kirshner – Chairman and CEO, Markel; Co-Founder of The Faison School
  • John Lewis – Financial Advisor, BB&T Scott & Stringfellow
  • Anne Bentley McCray – Partner, McGuire Woods LLP
  • John G. Myers, Jr. – First Vice President, Thalhimer, Inc.
  • Linda Nash – CEO and Founder, PartnerMD
  • William J. Pantele – Attorney, Pantele Law
  • John N. Pullen – Chief Growth Officer, Luck Companies
  • Dawn Siegel – Community Volunteer

The Faison Residence Steering Committee

  • Nancy Belleman – Former Special Education Teacher, City of Richmond and Chesterfield County
  • Donna Bower – Community Volunteer
  • Lynne Faison – Community Volunteer
  • Melody Gunter Foster – Community Volunteer
  • Anne Marie Irani – Pediatric Allergist/Immunologist and Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
  • Barbara Joynes – Principal, Joynes-Knight Consulting
  • Michael T. Laing – President, ECI Development Management Services, Inc.
  • John G. Myers, Jr. – First Vice President, Thalhimer, Inc.
  • Anne Marie Perel – Community Volunteer

Junior Board: 2014 Committee Members

  • Trevor Adams
  • Tori Brock
  • Betsy Carney
  • Miranda Carney
  • Amanda Galanti
  • Digney Garrett
  • Jenny Georgerian
  • Neil Gregory
  • Katharine Hager
  • Belinda Jones
  • Jamie Kessel
  • Leland Klim
  • Sarah Ann Knier
  • Elizabeth Krusen
  • Shep Lewis

  • Alice Livingston
  • Molly Mascia
  • Whitney Melton (Board President)
  • Thomas Millisor
  • Julia Monroe
  • Caroline Packard
  • Faisal Qureshi
  • Brooke Schubmehl
  • Kelly Spraker
  • Kate Stark
  • Dr. Andrew Vorenberg
  • Kate Whitehead
  • Caroline Wright
  • Towsey Yount