|Vincent A. Napolitano
Vincent A. Napolitano, president of the Napolitano Homes homebuilding company in Virginia Beach, is serving a two-year term as president of the Board of Trustees of St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children, following a long tradition of service to St. Mary’s in his family.
Napolitano, who had been vice president of the Board, succeeded Richard N. Knapp, who remains on the Board as immediate past president. Knapp, the retired chief operating officer for Virginia International Terminals, Inc., also is chairman of the “Embrace” capital campaign that is raising $6 million to build an expansion that will enable St. Mary’s Home to care for 12 adults and increase an endowment fund for future needs.
Thomas W. Godfrey Jr., president and CEO of Colonna’s Shipyard Inc. in Norfolk, succeeded Napolitano as vice president of St. Mary’s Board. George L. Consolvo, a partner with the law firm of Kaufman & Canoles P.C., continues as treasurer.
The Board also elected three new trustees: Sharon S. Goodwyn, attorney with Hunton & Williams, LLP; Judi E. Luffman, past executive director of The Southeast Virginia Community Foundation; and Nancy Wilcox, national sales trainer with NYR Organic and a longtime member of St. Mary’s Auxiliary Board who now also serves as secretary of St. Mary’s Board of Trustees.
Napolitano is a graduate of Virginia Tech and a senior life director for the National Association of Homebuilders. He has been a member of the Board of Trustees of Eastern Virginia Medical School, where he served as rector for two years.
His father, Frederick J. Napolitano, Sr., served on St. Mary’s Board for more than 40 years and now is an honorary trustee. His mother, Jackie Napolitano, volunteered at the Home and is a member of St. Mary’s Auxiliary Board, along with his wife, Shelia Napolitano.
The following members continue to serve on St. Mary’s Board:
- Carl M. Albero, Colonna’s Shipyard
- Michael P. Cotter, trustee, U. S. Bankruptcy Court
- Michael E. Duffy, Merrill Lynch
- H. Gregory Kilduff, retired
- Donald F. Price, Monarch Bank
- William J. Ripley, retired
- Alvin J. Schexnider, Ph.D., Schexnider & Associates, LLC
- Norma J. Taliaferro, retired educator and Realtor, Kline Realty
- Karen L. Hibbard, as president of the Auxiliary Board of St. Mary’s Home
About St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children
The private, nonprofit St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children provides comprehensive long- and short-term residential care for Virginia children and young adults, ages newborn to 21, who have severe intellectual and physical disabilities. Children come to St. Mary’s as a result of birth disorders, traumatic accidents, illness and injuries from abuse.