Board Of Directors

Board of Directors

Phyllis McBride (Board President)

Educator/middle school science teacher. BS in biology, Purdue University. Masters of Science in Education, Shenandoah University. Former Red Cross disaster preparedness manager, Girl Scout advisor for two troops. Experience in public relations, board development, fundraising and donor cultivation.

Mittie Wallace (Vice President)

Ph.D., RN, MS. Program and Policy Manager for Adult Services, Fauquier County Department of Social Services, adult protective services and domestic violence. Nurse. Patient Care Coordinator, Hospice Support of Fauquier County.

Carol Kohler (Secretary)

Community Volunteer. Retired from Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office, Adult Detention Center (22 years), Fairfax City Police Department (5 years). Volunteer: Fauquier Health Infusion Center, Fauquier County Food Distribution Coalition, Warrenton United Methodist Church; Treasurer, Piedmont Corvette Club.

Mark Harvey (Treasurer)

Owner/Director of Community Relations for FirstLight Home Care. Former Owner of 2 DirectBuy Franchises for 10 years. Former Cardiovascular Sales Specialist for AstraZeneca pharmaceutical company. Former Securities Trader for Olde Discount Stockbrokers. Currently, co-chairman of Aging Together  and board member with VolTran.  BA from Siena Heights University in Business Administration/Marketing and ran collegiate track and field.

Edward Jones

Ed.D in Adult and Continuing Education, VT 1977. Retired. Former director, Office of Adult Leaning and Professional Development, GMU; former coordinator, Master’s Program in Adult Learning for Practicing Professionals, faculty member, VT. Co-president and long time board member, Literacy Council of Northern Virginia.; board member and treasurer, Fauquier Community Food Bank and Thrift Store; board member Fauquier Community Coalition; program chair, (Fauquier) Partnership for Community Resources.

James Downey

Attorney and Counselor at Law, Principal Attorney James P. Downey PC. , Warrenton VA. Former County Attorney for Fauquier County, Assistant County Attorney for Fairfax County. BA from Fordham University, Juris Doctor and Masters of Law from GWU. Counsel or board member for many civic organizations, including Rotary, Boys and Girls Club, Fauquier Community Theater, Fauquier Community Action Agency, Fauquier Fire and Rescue, among others.

William Patchett

CPA and Principal Partner, Scheulen Patchett & Edwards PC, Warrenton VA. BS from Virginia Tech. Past president, Warrenton Rotary Club, past treasurer Fauquier Mental Health Association and Boy Scout Troop 180, past chair, Warrenton Chamber of Commerce.

Linda K. Stouffer

Retired civilian from the Department of Defense (31 years), whose specialties included Human Resources, Training & Development, and Recruiting.  Bachelor’s degree in Business Management/Human Resources.  VOLTRAN volunteer driver since its start-up in 2007.  Community volunteer with Fauquier Habitat for Humanity Women Build, WOW Fauquier women’s group, and Warrenton United Methodist Church.