Meet the Leaders of Goodwin House Foundation

The Goodwin House Foundation team works with our Board of Directors to further our mission of uplifting, honoring and supporting senior adults and those who serve them.

Meet the Goodwin House Foundation Team

Valerie Burke, Chief Philanthropy Officer
As Chief Philanthropy Officer, Valerie Burke leads the overall fundraising efforts of the Foundation. She has spent her career of almost three decades in fundraising, with the last 27 years in the development office at St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School, a JK-12 Episcopal day school in Alexandria, VA.

Mary Kate Roberts, Director of Individual Giving
Mary Kate Roberts joined the Goodwin House Foundation in May 2019 as Director of Individual Giving. Her extensive fundraising career includes leadership positions at The Dwight D. Eisenhower Society, the Washington Performing Arts Society and the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.

Allison Smigel, Director of Stewardship
Allison Smigel joined the Goodwin House Foundation team as Director of Stewardship in September 2020. She is excited to work alongside dedicated and passionate professionals who care deeply about fulfilling the Goodwin House mission every day.

Meet Our 2021 Board of Directors

The Goodwin House Foundation Board of Directors is made up of community leaders and citizens who are passionate about our work. Board members contribute more than 1,500 hours of their time on behalf of Goodwin House. In addition, 100 percent of our Foundation Directors and GHI Board Trustees make financial contributions to the Foundation.

We look forward to working with you as we continue our mission of ensuring the Goodwin House community is a vibrant place to work and live.

Foundation Board Officers

Gant Redmon, Chair
Managing Partner and Attorney, Redmon, Peyton & Braswell LLP

Mary M. Myers, Vice Chair
Institutional Giving Director for Inova Heart & Vascular Institute, Inova Health Foundation

Kimberly A. Fiske, Esq., Secretary
Chair, Development Committee. Principal, Fiske Law Group, PLLC

John H. Komoroske, Treasurer
Chair, Finance Committee. Retired, formerly Vice President, Investor Education Foundation, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Former Chair, Alexandria Planning Commission

Foundation Directors

Laurie J. Blackburn
Vice President, Investments, Caudron • Megary • Blackburn Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors

David C. Canfield
Shareholder Attorney & Partner, Bean, Kinney & Korman, PC

Sara DeCarlo
Former marketing and communications executive

Robert C. Eiffert
Retired, formerly Manager, Long Term Care Program, Fairfax County Health Department

Deborah K. Forbes
Retired, formerly Executive Director on the Committee on Investment of Employee Benefits Assets

Nancy Gray
GHA resident since 2010

Robert E. Long
CFA – CEO & Principal, Ariba Asset Management

Judith Miller
GHBC resident since 2015

Nicole Reaves
Provost, Medical Education Campus at Northern Virginia Community College

Joan M. Renner
Chair, Governance Committee. CPA – Shareholder, Renner & Company, Certified Public Accountants

Anne D. Stewart
Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads resident since 2010. Vestry, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, DC. Board of Directors, Arlington Community Foundation

Anthony J. Tambasco
Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads resident since 2010. Professor Emeritus of Theology at Georgetown University, retired after 35 years. Former Associate Dean and Director of Graduate Liberal Studies

Donnan C. Wintermute
Vice President, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

We Need Your Support

Giving to the Goodwin House Foundation means you join a circle of generosity. When you support residents, you support our entire team, and when you support our team and residents, you support our vision to redefine aging. We can’t do this without you. Learn more about how you can support the efforts of the Goodwin House Foundation or become a supporter by making a donation today. All gifts are fully tax-deductible under IRS regulations and may provide additional tax advantages for the donor.

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