St. Mary’s Appoints Board Member,Creates Honorary Board of Trustees

ST. MARY’S HOME FOR DISABLED CHILDREN APPOINTS NEW BOARD MEMBER, FORMS BOARD OF HONORARY TRUSTEES

NORFOLK, Va. – Nov. 17, 2008 – St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children is pleased to announce the appointment of a new member of the Board of Trustees and the formation of a Board of Honorary Trustees.

Kim Thumel has joined the Board of Trustees after serving as president of St. Mary’s Auxiliary until stepping down in February 2008. Thumel holds a city of Virginia Beach-appointed position on the Council to the Community Organizations Grants Committee and is a member of the Hampton Roads Community Care Advisory Board.

Members of St. Mary’s newly formed Board of Honorary Trustees are: Theodore J. Broecker, George Compo, Joan Damsey, Sandra R. Gordon, Daniel J. Hurley, Thomas F. McPhaul, Patricia Perry and Cynthia Rector-Jones. Frederick J. Napolitano Sr., who recently retired from the Board of Trustees after 44 years, also has joined the Honorary Board.

About St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children

St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children has been caring for Virginia children for almost 65 years, since 1944. The private, nonprofit Home is the only pediatric long-term-care residential facility of its kind in Virginia and one of about 100 nationwide, providing around-the-clock, complex care for up to 92 children and young adults with severe disabilities. For more information, visit www.saintmaryshome.org or call (757) 622-2208.

Contact:

Sonja Barisic, Marketing Communications Manager
St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children
6171 Kempsville Circle, Norfolk, VA 23502
office 757.622.2208 ext. 331
mobile 757.412.7071
email sbarisic@smhdc.org