Barbara Hughes Sullivan took over as the Mount Vernon At Home Executive Director in December 2011 after having been very involved in the early stages of Mount Vernon At Home development as a member of the Mount Vernon At Home Board of Directors (2008-2010).
In 2001, she joined Paul Spring Retirement Community to head the marketing/business development team. She focused on senior issues and became qualified as a licensed Administrator for Assisted Living in the State of Virginia. After obtaining her license, she was promoted to Assistant Executive Director. In May of 2010, Ms. Sullivan left Paul Spring to open her own consulting practice helping seniors maintain their independence at home and offering solutions for families that need more care for their aging parents. As an advisor, she was active in the growing village movement to help seniors stay in their homes.
Ms. Sullivan served on the Board of Directors for the Mount Vernon Lee Chamber, was voted President and Chairman of the Board in 2006, 2007. She was awarded the Pro-Aging Award, Honoring Exceptional Professionals in the Field of Aging, and in 2008, the Citizen of the Year award from the Mount Vernon Lee Chamber of Commerce. She volunteers with the Chamber outreach programs, Social Justice ministries for seniors at Good Shepherd Church and was Chairman of the Board for the Inova Mount Vernon Hospital Development Council. In 2011, Ms. Sullivan was awarded the honor of Lady Fairfax for the Mount Vernon District.
Betsy Clagett, Office Manager
Betsy Clagett is the Mount Vernon At Home office manager and has been with the organization since 2010. As office manager, Betsy coordinates assistance to members, volunteers and prospective members. Betsy also supports the organization with marketing efforts, newsletter production, fundraising, and grant writing. Betsy has a BS in English from The Johns Hopkins University.
Diane Lilienthal, Volunteer Office Assistant
Diane Lilienthal volunteers in our office one day each week. In addition to coordinating member requests and database maintenance, Diane coordinates and tracks volunteer hours each month.
"Becoming a Mount Vernon At Home member has enriched my life in so many ways with expanded friendships and a much bigger sense of community."
"I recommend Mount Vernon At Home enthusiastically for their many diverse programs on current events, education, politics, science and international issues (to name just a few)... they always leave me thinking."
"I think my computer has a mind of its own. Mount Vernon At Home volunteers have rescued me more times than I like to admit with email, printer and computer solutions!"
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