St. Mary’s Home Announces New Committee Members

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

NORFOLK, Va. (July 28, 2015) — St. Mary’s Home announced new members of the Embrace Cabinet, a volunteer leadership group that guides the nonprofit in fundraising, marketing and other areas of interest.

St. Mary’s Home added seven members to the Embrace Cabinet:

Michele Anderson

Michele Anderson, vice president for major and principle gifts at United Way of South Hampton Roads.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   .

Lily Hsu

Lily Hsu, president-elect of The Junior League of Norfolk-Virginia Beach, Inc., an organization of women promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

Jeff Hubbard, president of Beach Ambassadors, which supports Hampton Roads-based charitable organizations.

Jeff Hubbard, president of Beach Ambassadors, which supports Hampton Roads-based charitable organizations.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          .

Hanan Mitry

Hanan Mitry, president of The Junior League of Norfolk-Virginia Beach, Inc.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            .

John Porter, an entrepreneur and co-owner of Norfolk restaurants Handsome Biscuit, Field Guide and Toast, as well as co-owner of Dear Dandelions, a café now open at the Norfolk Botanical Garden.

John Porter, an entrepreneur and co-owner of Norfolk restaurants Handsome Biscuit, Field Guide and Toast, as well as co-owner of Dear Dandelions, a café now open at the Norfolk Botanical Garden.

Lindsay Pryor

Lindsay Pryor, an independent sales director with Mary Kay, Inc., and board member at The Miller Oil Foundation, which supports a variety of charitable organizations in Hampton Roads.                                                                 .

Kay Stine

Kay Stine, vice president for development at Hampton Roads Community Foundation, the largest grant and scholarship provider in southeastern Virginia.                                                           .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continuing to serve on the Embrace Cabinet are: Janette Crumley of Cordell & Crumley; Richard J. Davison, retired from Norfolk Southern Corp; Michael E. Duffy of Merrill Lynch; Karen L. Hibbard, immediate past president of St. Mary’s Auxiliary Board; Elise Hicks, St. Mary’s Northern Virginia liaison; Mark T. Jones, QED Systems, Inc.; Suzy Kelly of Jo-Kell, Inc.; Richard N. Knapp, St. Mary’s Home Board of Directors and Quick180; Kim Thumel; Dr. Allen “Trey” Hardin White, III, D. D. S., Oceanfront Dentistry; Fred Widman; and Nancy Wilcox, NYR Organic and president of St. Mary’s Home Board of Directors.

About St. Mary’s Home: St. Mary’s Home in Norfolk provides around-the-clock, specialized residential care for about 100 Virginia children and young adults with multiple, severe disabilities. With the opening of The Albero House at St. Mary’s in 2013 to provide care for adults 22 and over, St. Mary’s Home has shortened its name from St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Katie McCarthy                                                    Sonja Barisic
Marketing Communications Intern                         Director of Marketing Communications
St. Mary’s Home                                                  St. Mary’s Home
(757) 622-2208                                                   (757) 352-2700 | cell (757) 412-7071
kmccarthy@smhdc.org                                         sbarisic@smhdc.org

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Valkyrie Supports Adults with Disabilities

Gary Lisota, president and CEO of Valkyrie Enterprises, LLC, center, accepts a piece of artwork created by 14-year-old Aidan, a family friend who lives at St. Mary’s Home in Norfolk. Martha Stewart, St. Mary’s director of development, and St. Mary’s CEO William C. Giermak presented the artwork to Lisota on July 8, 2015, at Valkyrie’s headquarters in Virginia Beach to thank the company for completing its gift to The Albero House, which opened on St. Mary’s campus to care for adults with disabilities.

Gary Lisota, president and CEO of Valkyrie Enterprises, LLC, center, accepts a piece of artwork created by 14-year-old Aidan, a family friend who lives at St. Mary’s Home in Norfolk. Martha Price Stewart, St. Mary’s director of development, and St. Mary’s CEO William C. Giermak presented the artwork to Lisota on July 8, 2015, at Valkyrie’s headquarters in Virginia Beach to thank the company for completing its gift to The Albero House, which opened on St. Mary’s campus to care for adults with disabilities.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

NORFOLK, Va. (July 17, 2015) — Defense contractor Valkyrie Enterprises, LLC of Virginia Beach supports warriors, much like the battle maidens of Norse mythology for which it is named. Valkyrie also supports the Hampton Roads community through philanthropy.

Valkyrie recently completed a $10,000 gift to The Albero House. St. Mary’s Home, which cares for children and young adults who have severe disabilities, opened The Albero House on its Norfolk campus to provide long-term residential care for adults 22 and over who have disabilities.

To mark the occasion, St. Mary’s CEO William C. Giermak and Director of Development Martha Price Stewart presented Valkyrie President and CEO Gary Lisota with a special token of gratitude: a colorful piece of “smash art” made by a family friend, 14-year-old Aidan. The teen, who lives at St. Mary’s, created the piece by dripping several colors of paint onto a piece of paper, covering that with a second piece of paper and then smashing the pieces together with his fist. (To watch a video of Aidan and Latrell, who also lives at St. Mary’s, creating smash art, see http://bit.ly/smashartsmh.)

“St. Mary’s ability to bring love and dignity to its residents has personally touched our Valkyrie family,” Lisota said. “I am proud and pleased to have Valkyrie give such support back to this noteworthy community organization.”

Giermak thanked Lisota for his personal interest in St. Mary’s, as well as the generosity of Valkyrie Enterprises. “Valkyrie’s support is helping adults who have severe disabilities receive the professional, compassionate around-the-clock care that St. Mary’s is known for providing children with disabilities,” Giermak said.

About Valkyrie Enterprises, LLC: Valkyrie Enterprises, LLC in Virginia Beach provides world-class services to the U.S. Navy, Department of Defense and commercial clients.

About St. Mary’s Home: St. Mary’s Home in Norfolk provides around-the-clock, specialized residential care for about 100 Virginia children and young adults with multiple, severe disabilities. With the opening of The Albero House at St. Mary’s in 2013 to provide care for adults 22 and over, St. Mary’s Home has shortened its name from St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Sonja Barisic
Director of Marketing Communications
St. Mary’s Home(
757) 352-2700 | cell (757) 412-7071
sbarisic@smhdc.org

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St. Mary’s Home Announces Board Officers

Nancy Wilcox

Nancy Wilcox

Sharon S. Goodwyn

Sharon S. Goodwyn

George Consolvo

George L. Consolvo

H. Gregory Kilduff

H. Gregory Kilduff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NORFOLK, Va. (July 13, 2015) — Nancy Wilcox, senior leader and national sales trainer for NYR Organic, is the new president of the Board of Directors of the nonprofit St. Mary’s Home, which cares for children and young adults with severe disabilities.

St. Mary’s Home also announced other officers selected this spring to serve a two-year term:

  • Sharon S. Goodwyn, labor and employment counsel with Hunton & Williams, moved from secretary to vice president of St. Mary’s Board.
  • George L. Consolvo of Kaufman & Canoles, P.C., who is nationally recognized for his tax-exempt finance law practice, continues his long service as treasurer.
  • H. Gregory Kilduff, who is retired, is the new secretary.

As Board president, Wilcox succeeds Thomas W. Godfrey Jr., president of Colonna’s Shipyard, who remains on St. Mary’s Board as immediate past president. Wilcox, who previously was vice president of St. Mary’s Board of Directors, also is a longtime member of the Auxiliary Board of St. Mary’s Home, a group of dedicated women who strive to fill needs the Home otherwise cannot meet.

Continuing to serve as directors of St. Mary’s Home are: Carl M. Albero of Colonna’s Shipyard, Inc.; Michael P. Cotter, trustee, U. S. Bankruptcy Court; Clare Davison, who also is president of St. Mary’s Auxiliary Board; Richard N. Knapp, Quick180; Vincent A. Napolitano, Napolitano Homes; Alvin J. Schexnider, Ph.D, Schexnider & Associates, LLC; and Allen “Trey” Hardin White III, D.D.S., Oceanfront Dentistry.

About St. Mary’s Home: St. Mary’s Home in Norfolk provides around-the-clock, specialized residential care for about 100 Virginia children and young adults with multiple, severe disabilities. With the opening of The Albero House at St. Mary’s in 2013 to provide care for adults 22 and over, St. Mary’s Home has shortened its name from St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Sonja Barisic
Director of Marketing Communications
St. Mary’s Home
(757) 352-2700 | cell (757) 412-707
sbarisic@smhdc.org

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