Board of Directors

Raymond C. Knott

Raymond C. Knott
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Chair
Ray currently serves as a Senior Vice President and Market Executive for Union Bank & Trust, and is based in Warrenton, VA. Ray has worked in the banking industry for more than 25 years. Ray’s education includes a B.S. B.A. – Finance from Longwood University. Additionally, he is a graduate of the Virginia Banker’s Association School of Bank Management at the University of Virginia, and a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. Ray is also a member of The Risk Management Association. Ray currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Fauquier Medical Center, serves as a member of the GO Virginia Region 9 Regional Council, as well as, several other community boards and committees.
Betsy Dietel

Betsy Dietel
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Senior Partner
Betsy is a Senior Partner with Dietel and Partners, a philanthropic advising firm that serves a select client base. The business has offices in Maine, Virginia, and Washington and provides comprehensive grants management, thought partnership, and special project oversight to families who want to more effectively leverage their philanthropy, particularly with regards to gender equity, environmental sustainability and social justice. Betsy has a 30-year career in nonprofit management, community organizing and fundraising and was the first executive director of the Lake County Community Foundation, an affiliate of The Chicago Community Trust, and Conserve Lake County, a land trust in Northern Illinois. She sits on the boards of the Child Care and Learning Center and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. She has lived and worked in Kenya and Panama and holds a Masters of City and Regional Planning from Cornell University. In her spare time she is “assistant shepherdess” at Bean Hollow Grassfed, her family’s sheep and cattle operation located at Over Jordan Farm in Rappahannock County.
Marshall D. Doeller

Marshall D. Doeller
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Community Volunteer
Marshall Doeller is a second-generation leader of Fauquier Hospital’s board of directors and a founding trustee of the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation. He is Chair of the local advisory board of BB&T, a member of the Virginia Gold Cup Board and serves on the local committee of Ducks Unlimited. He is married to Lee and has two children, Katie and Micki. He enjoys traveling, hunting, fishing, and working with his dogs.
Janelle Downes

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Human Resources Director, Fauquier County Government & Public School System
As Director of Human Resources for Fauquier County Government and Public Schools, Janelle Downes oversees employment, compensation, benefits, safety and risk management, in addition to workforce solutions and career development for the largest employer in the region. In this capacity, Janelle has worked for the County for the past fifteen years. She began her career as a Human Resources Generalist in the private sector and was part of an award winning Human Resources team which was nationally recognized for its best practices in training, employee wellness, and safety. A Fauquier County native, Janelle is rooted in the community where she follows the legacy of service set by her grandparents.

Chair
Ray currently serves as a Senior Vice President and Market Executive for Union Bank & Trust, and is based in Warrenton, VA. Ray has worked in the banking industry for more than 25 years. Ray’s education includes a B.S. B.A. – Finance from Longwood University. Additionally, he is a graduate of the Virginia Banker’s Association School of Bank Management at the University of Virginia, and a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. Ray is also a member of The Risk Management Association. Ray currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Fauquier Medical Center, serves as a member of the GO Virginia Region 9 Regional Council, as well as, several other community boards and committees.

Senior Partner
Betsy is a Senior Partner with Dietel and Partners, a philanthropic advising firm that serves a select client base. The business has offices in Maine, Virginia, and Washington and provides comprehensive grants management, thought partnership, and special project oversight to families who want to more effectively leverage their philanthropy, particularly with regards to gender equity, environmental sustainability and social justice. Betsy has a 30-year career in nonprofit management, community organizing and fundraising and was the first executive director of the Lake County Community Foundation, an affiliate of The Chicago Community Trust, and Conserve Lake County, a land trust in Northern Illinois. She sits on the boards of the Child Care and Learning Center and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. She has lived and worked in Kenya and Panama and holds a Masters of City and Regional Planning from Cornell University. In her spare time she is “assistant shepherdess” at Bean Hollow Grassfed, her family’s sheep and cattle operation located at Over Jordan Farm in Rappahannock County.

Community Volunteer
Marshall Doeller is a second-generation leader of Fauquier Hospital’s board of directors and a founding trustee of the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation. He is Chair of the local advisory board of BB&T, a member of the Virginia Gold Cup Board and serves on the local committee of Ducks Unlimited. He is married to Lee and has two children, Katie and Micki. He enjoys traveling, hunting, fishing, and working with his dogs.

Human Resources Director, Fauquier County Government & Public School System
As Director of Human Resources for Fauquier County Government and Public Schools, Janelle Downes oversees employment, compensation, benefits, safety and risk management, in addition to workforce solutions and career development for the largest employer in the region. In this capacity, Janelle has worked for the County for the past fifteen years. She began her career as a Human Resources Generalist in the private sector and was part of an award winning Human Resources team which was nationally recognized for its best practices in training, employee wellness, and safety. A Fauquier County native, Janelle is rooted in the community where she follows the legacy of service set by her grandparents.

Powell Duggan

Powell Duggan
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Legal Counsel
Partner Walker Jones, P.C. Powell Duggan is the general counsel for the PATH Foundation. He received his B.A. in history from George Mason University and his law degree from Washington & Lee University School of Law. He is a partner in Walker Jones, P.C. and has a practice that focuses on real estate, business issues, contract and civil litigation. Mr. Duggan has served as president of the Fauquier County Bar Association, chair of the Board of Governors of the Virginia State Bar General Practice Section, and president of the Warrenton Rotary Club. He is currently the Mayor of Warrenton. He is married to Nancy. He enjoys canoeing and hiking in his spare time.
Tim Dunn

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CFA – Terra Alpha Investments, LLC CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER, MANAGING MEMBER, FOUNDER
Tim is the Founder, Managing Member, and Chief Investment Officer of Terra Alpha Investments LLC, an investment firm based in Middleburg, VA. Tim has over 25 years of experience as an investment professional. The bulk of his career was spent at Capital Research/American Funds, where he was an equity analyst and portfolio manager. He holds a BA in International Relations from The College of William & Mary and a MBA in Finance from Northeastern University, and has held a CFA since 1989. He has been a very active volunteer in the community. Serving as the Director of Strategic Planning for the Piedmont Environmental Council, as a trustee of the Virginia Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, on the Board of Visitors of The College of William & Mary, as the Chair of the Reves Center Advisory Board at The College of William & Mary, and as Chairman of the Board of Highland School in Warrenton, VA. He recently joined the Piedmont Foundation board. He is married to Ellen Stofan and together they raised three children in Fauquier County.
Richard Gerhardt

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Chair, Fauquier County Board of Supervisors
A high-energy executive with a strong background in sales, marketing and operations, Rick Gerhardt has spent most of his professional life building and running logistics enterprises. With the sale of his most recent company, MSI Worldwide in 2013, Rick now devotes the same dedication and energy to his work in the community. He serves as Chair of the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors, and is a member of the Virginia Gold Cup’s Board of Directors and serves on its Executive Committee. He is a board member and regular volunteer at the Fauquier Free Clinic. Rick has been a member of Fauquier Health System Finance Committee since 2010, joining the Foundation’s board of directors the following year. Rick and his wife Hilary, a lifelong Fauquier County resident, have two children.
Daphne B. Latimore

Daphne B. Latimore
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Founder and Managing Partner
Daphne B. Latimore is the founder and Managing Partner of D.B. Latimore Professional Services Group, LLC a boutique firm specializing in Human Resource Management, Professional Coaching Services and Workforce Seminars.Daphne has over 30 years of strategic and operational experience in both the private and public sectors. As a career HR Strategist, Executive and Leadership Coach, skilled Facilitator and Trainer, and HR consultant,  Daphne specializes in establishing sustainable workforce productivity programs through the development  of leaders at all levels.

Daphne has a Masters degree in Public Administration from Troy State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Bethune-Cookman College.  She received her advanced leadership training and development through various corporate university programs including Oxford University-Said Business School, University of Michigan, and University of New Hampshire.

Daphne is passionate about the total well-being of individuals, organizations and the community and ensuring that PEOPLE thrive within their environment.   As a result of her commitment she developed the Productivity Powered by P.E.O.P.L.E. ® workforce productivity framework based on her years of experience working with leaders at all levels to improve the workforce productivity of their organization.

Legal Counsel
Partner Walker Jones, P.C. Powell Duggan is the general counsel for the PATH Foundation. He received his B.A. in history from George Mason University and his law degree from Washington & Lee University School of Law. He is a partner in Walker Jones, P.C. and has a practice that focuses on real estate, business issues, contract and civil litigation. Mr. Duggan has served as president of the Fauquier County Bar Association, chair of the Board of Governors of the Virginia State Bar General Practice Section, and president of the Warrenton Rotary Club. He is currently the Mayor of Warrenton. He is married to Nancy. He enjoys canoeing and hiking in his spare time.

CFA – Terra Alpha Investments, LLC CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER, MANAGING MEMBER, FOUNDER
Tim is the Founder, Managing Member, and Chief Investment Officer of Terra Alpha Investments LLC, an investment firm based in Middleburg, VA. Tim has over 25 years of experience as an investment professional. The bulk of his career was spent at Capital Research/American Funds, where he was an equity analyst and portfolio manager. He holds a BA in International Relations from The College of William & Mary and a MBA in Finance from Northeastern University, and has held a CFA since 1989. He has been a very active volunteer in the community. Serving as the Director of Strategic Planning for the Piedmont Environmental Council, as a trustee of the Virginia Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, on the Board of Visitors of The College of William & Mary, as the Chair of the Reves Center Advisory Board at The College of William & Mary, and as Chairman of the Board of Highland School in Warrenton, VA. He recently joined the Piedmont Foundation board. He is married to Ellen Stofan and together they raised three children in Fauquier County.

Chair, Fauquier County Board of Supervisors
A high-energy executive with a strong background in sales, marketing and operations, Rick Gerhardt has spent most of his professional life building and running logistics enterprises. With the sale of his most recent company, MSI Worldwide in 2013, Rick now devotes the same dedication and energy to his work in the community. He serves as Chair of the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors, and is a member of the Virginia Gold Cup’s Board of Directors and serves on its Executive Committee. He is a board member and regular volunteer at the Fauquier Free Clinic. Rick has been a member of Fauquier Health System Finance Committee since 2010, joining the Foundation’s board of directors the following year. Rick and his wife Hilary, a lifelong Fauquier County resident, have two children.

Founder and Managing Partner
Daphne B. Latimore is the founder and Managing Partner of D.B. Latimore Professional Services Group, LLC a boutique firm specializing in Human Resource Management, Professional Coaching Services and Workforce Seminars.Daphne has over 30 years of strategic and operational experience in both the private and public sectors. As a career HR Strategist, Executive and Leadership Coach, skilled Facilitator and Trainer, and HR consultant,  Daphne specializes in establishing sustainable workforce productivity programs through the development  of leaders at all levels.

Daphne has a Masters degree in Public Administration from Troy State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Bethune-Cookman College.  She received her advanced leadership training and development through various corporate university programs including Oxford University-Said Business School, University of Michigan, and University of New Hampshire.

Daphne is passionate about the total well-being of individuals, organizations and the community and ensuring that PEOPLE thrive within their environment.   As a result of her commitment she developed the Productivity Powered by P.E.O.P.L.E. ® workforce productivity framework based on her years of experience working with leaders at all levels to improve the workforce productivity of their organization.

John W. McCarthy, III

John W. McCarthy, III
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Chair
John McCarthy is the Senior Advisor and Director of Strategic Partnerships, Piedmont Environmental Council. He previously served for three decades as the County Administrator of Rappahannock County. He earned a BA in Geography from Mary Washington College (where he also served as an adjunct professor for 25 years) and a master’s degree in Planning from the University of Virginia. Mr. McCarthy’s civic and professional engagements have included service as Chair of the Virginia Municipal Liability Insurance Programs, the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation, and the Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission. He has also served as a Board member and officer of the Rappahannock-Rapidan Eldercare Coalition, the Rappahannock County Public Library, and the Rappahannock Recreational Facilities Authority, amongst others. He is married to Susan and has four adult children.
Mary Leigh McDaniel

Mary Leigh McDaniel
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Partner, Updegrove, Combs & McDaniel, PLC
Mary Leigh McDaniel has been a partner in the public accounting firm of Updegrove, Combs & McDaniel, PLC since 2001. She graduated from James Madison University (Magna Cum Laude) with a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting and finance in 1983, and became a Certified Public Accountant two years later. She is very active in the community and has served as an officer and board member of various civic and non-profit organizations, including the Land Trust of Virginia and Fauquier Health System Governing Board. She represents the Marshall District on the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors, has served as Chairman of the Fauquier Chamber of Commerce, and is currently a member of the board of directors of Middleburg Financial Corporation and Middleburg Bank. She was appointed in 2008 by Governor Kaine to serve a six-year term on the Vint Hill Economic Development Authority. She was named “Business Person of the Year” in 2009 by the Chamber of Commerce and has been selected as a “Super CPA” by Virginia Business Magazine.
Susan Strittmatter

Susan Strittmatter
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Community Volunteer
Susan Strittmatter is an example of community engagement, believing that communities are at their best when those who can, do; when those who have, give; and when those who govern, support. She has been actively involved in the non-profit world throughout her life, from volunteering for the Girl Scouts, working for an educational trade association, supporting local groups, or advocating for land conservation efforts in our area. In addition to her work with the Fauquier Health Foundation, Susan’s professional and board experience include National Association of Trade and Technical Schools, Virginia Regional Therapeutic Riding Center, Rappahannock County Conservation Alliance, Northern Piedmont Community Foundation, The Castleton Festival and the National Steeplechase Foundation. She notes, “now, as a married baby boomer—with grandchildren and elderly parents— I find that health is an important and unifying issue for us all.”
Thomas Tucker

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Financial Advisor, Edward Jones
Tom is a Financial Advisor and Limited Partner with Edward Jones Investments providing a full suite of financial and estate planning services to clients and businesses. Prior to joining Edward Jones, Tom worked for seventeen years in information technology as a senior analyst with The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications (S.W.I.F.T.). He is fully licensed as a stock broker and insurance specialist and holds his Accredited Asset Management Specialist (AAMS) certification. Tom earned his B.S. degree from Shenandoah University in 1980. He has been a member of the Fauquier Health Foundation board since 2011. The talented musician is also an active supporter and former board president of the Piedmont Symphony Orchestra.

Senior Advisor and Director of Strategic Partnerships, Piedmont Environmental Council
John McCarthy is the Senior Advisor and Director of Strategic Partnerships, Piedmont Environmental Council. He previously served for three decades as the County Administrator of Rappahannock County. He earned a BA in Geography from Mary Washington College (where he also served as an adjunct professor for 25 years) and a master’s degree in Planning from the University of Virginia. Mr. McCarthy’s civic and professional engagements have included service as Chair of the Virginia Municipal Liability Insurance Programs, the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation, and the Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission. He has also served as a Board member and officer of the Rappahannock-Rapidan Eldercare Coalition, the Rappahannock County Public Library, and the Rappahannock Recreational Facilities Authority, amongst others. He is married to Susan and has four adult children.

Partner, Updegrove, Combs & McDaniel, PLC
Mary Leigh McDaniel has been a partner in the public accounting firm of Updegrove, Combs & McDaniel, PLC since 2001. She graduated from James Madison University (Magna Cum Laude) with a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting and finance in 1983, and became a Certified Public Accountant two years later. She is very active in the community and has served as an officer and board member of various civic and non-profit organizations, including the Land Trust of Virginia and Fauquier Health System Governing Board. She represents the Marshall District on the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors, has served as Chairman of the Fauquier Chamber of Commerce, and is currently a member of the board of directors of Middleburg Financial Corporation and Middleburg Bank. She was appointed in 2008 by Governor Kaine to serve a six-year term on the Vint Hill Economic Development Authority. She was named “Business Person of the Year” in 2009 by the Chamber of Commerce and has been selected as a “Super CPA” by Virginia Business Magazine.

Community Volunteer
Susan Strittmatter is an example of community engagement, believing that communities are at their best when those who can, do; when those who have, give; and when those who govern, support. She has been actively involved in the non-profit world throughout her life, from volunteering for the Girl Scouts, working for an educational trade association, supporting local groups, or advocating for land conservation efforts in our area. In addition to her work with the Fauquier Health Foundation, Susan’s professional and board experience include National Association of Trade and Technical Schools, Virginia Regional Therapeutic Riding Center, Rappahannock County Conservation Alliance, Northern Piedmont Community Foundation, The Castleton Festival and the National Steeplechase Foundation. She notes, “now, as a married baby boomer—with grandchildren and elderly parents— I find that health is an important and unifying issue for us all.”

Financial Advisor, Edward Jones
Tom is a Financial Advisor and Limited Partner with Edward Jones Investments providing a full suite of financial and estate planning services to clients and businesses. Prior to joining Edward Jones, Tom worked for seventeen years in information technology as a senior analyst with The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications (S.W.I.F.T.). He is fully licensed as a stock broker and insurance specialist and holds his Accredited Asset Management Specialist (AAMS) certification. Tom earned his B.S. degree from Shenandoah University in 1980. He has been a member of the Fauquier Health Foundation board since 2011. The talented musician is also an active supporter and former board president of the Piedmont Symphony Orchestra.

Mark E. Van de Water

Mark E. Van de Water
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Senior Public Policy Advisor, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
Since joining Baker Donelson in 2007, Mark Van de Water has worked extensively with defense, aerospace, transportation, high-tech and international companies, and companies seeking to expand into new international markets. Mr. Van de Water’s background as a senior staff member for the Appropriations Committees in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate provides his clients with a comprehensive knowledge of the Congressional appropriations process. He holds a BA from St. Lawrence University and earned a Masters in International Development Studies from George Washington University.
Patricia Woodward

Patricia Woodward
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Attorney at Law
Patricia Woodward grew up in Windham, Connecticut. Pat earned an associate’s degree from Hartford College for Women, and she earned a B.A. in American Civilization from Williams College. After college, she earned her J.D. from Washington & Lee University School of Law, graduating in 1980. She has been practicing law in Fauquier County since the fall of 1980. She has been involved in various nonprofit organizations over the years. At the present time, she is Legal Advisor for Altrusa International, Inc. She is a past president of Fauquier County Bar Association, Literacy Volunteers of Fauquier County and the Piedmont Symphony Orchestra. Pat and her husband, Mark Sharp, have lived in Fauquier County since 1985. They have three adult children.

Senior Public Policy Advisor, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
Since joining Baker Donelson in 2007, Mark Van de Water has worked extensively with defense, aerospace, transportation, high-tech and international companies, and companies seeking to expand into new international markets. Mr. Van de Water’s background as a senior staff member for the Appropriations Committees in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate provides his clients with a comprehensive knowledge of the Congressional appropriations process. He holds a BA from St. Lawrence University and earned a Masters in International Development Studies from George Washington University.

Attorney at Law
Patricia Woodward grew up in Windham, Connecticut. Pat earned an associate’s degree from Hartford College for Women, and she earned a B.A. in American Civilization from Williams College. After college, she earned her J.D. from Washington & Lee University School of Law, graduating in 1980. She has been practicing law in Fauquier County since the fall of 1980. She has been involved in various nonprofit organizations over the years. At the present time, she is Legal Advisor for Altrusa International, Inc. She is a past president of Fauquier County Bar Association, Literacy Volunteers of Fauquier County and the Piedmont Symphony Orchestra. Pat and her husband, Mark Sharp, have lived in Fauquier County since 1985. They have three adult children.