Staff

Christy Connolly

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President/CEO
Christy Connolly joined Fauquier Health in 1999 as director of development for the original Fauquier Health Foundation. In 2005 she was named Vice President for Strategic Services, responsible for board development, strategic planning, marketing and the foundation. She returned to the Fauquier Health Foundation – and current PATH Foundation – in 2013 to lead its conversion to a modern health legacy foundation as President/CEO. She received her bachelor’s degree in health science in 1991 from Longwood College. She earned her master’s degree in public relations in 1995 from the University of South Carolina. In 2013 she earned a second MS in Healthcare Administration from George Mason University. Her past experience includes positions with the American Lung Association of Virginia, Northern Virginia Public Television, and the American Red Cross. She has served as president of the Rotary Club of Warrenton, and she is a past board member of the Fauquier County Chamber of Commerce and Northern Piedmont Community Foundation. Christy also is an adjunct professor at George Mason University in the Master of Healthcare Administration program.
Jessica Cannon

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Communications Associate
Jessica Cannon first joined the PATH Foundation in summer 2017 as an intern, and returned as a full-time Communications Associate in January 2019. She holds a B.A. in Communication and Environmental Studies from Berry College and has completed research on persuasive messaging in outdoor recreation. Prior to joining PATH, Jessica worked as a Web Content Coordinator at Western Colorado University, and as a Public Relations Specialist at Jackson Spalding in Atlanta, GA. As a former intern, Jessica is thrilled to return to Fauquier County and the nonprofit sector. In her free time, Jessica enjoys kayaking, rock climbing and photography.
Kirsten Hammer Dueck

Kirsten Hammer Dueck
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Senior Program Officer
Kirsten Dueck is a Senior Program Officer handling programs and grants related to childhood wellness, senior services, community design and policy, food systems, and collaborative learning. She has been with the PATH Foundation since joining the original Fauquier Health Foundation in 2009. With more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit programming, Kirsten has worked with institutions ranging from the J. Paul Getty Trust to young regional organizations, including the Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership and Loudoun Therapeutic Riding Foundation. She directed the Latin American division of Sotheby’s from 2001-2004 before moving to Virginia to become Executive Director of the George C. Marshall International Center in Leesburg. Kirsten currently serves on the steering committees of Arabella Advisors’ Washington Regional Food Funders and the Town of Warrenton Comprehensive Plan.  She earned an M.A. from Princeton University and a certificate in nonprofit management from Lord Fairfax Community College in 2015, and she holds a B.A. with High Honors from Wesleyan University.  As an active member of the century-old Warrenton Garden Club, she believes time spent outdoors is always time well spent.
Beth Foddrell

Beth Foddrell
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Grants Administrator
Beth joined the PATH Foundation in 2017 and is a long-time Fauquier County resident. As the Grants Administrator, she coordinates the development and administrative management of grants and is responsible for organizing data for the Foundation to evaluate and track progress toward its mission. She has worked in healthcare marketing, physician relations and community outreach positions for over 20 years, with the last 15 years at Fauquier Health. During that time, Beth was responsible for marketing and community relations activities including involvement with community organizations such as the Fauquier County Chamber of Commerce, Warrenton Regional Chamber, Fauquier County Public Schools, Fauquier Community Theatre, American Red Cross and the American Cancer Society. Beth served as the community outreach coordinator on the cancer committee at Fauquier Health, which assisted in obtaining accreditation for their cancer program in 2016 with the Commission on Cancer – a nationally recognized program. She is a member of the Grant Managers Network.

President/CEO
Christy Connolly joined Fauquier Health in 1999 as director of development for the original Fauquier Health Foundation. In 2005 she was named Vice President for Strategic Services, responsible for board development, strategic planning, marketing and the foundation. She returned to the Fauquier Health Foundation – and current PATH Foundation – in 2013 to lead its conversion to a modern health legacy foundation as President/CEO. She received her bachelor’s degree in health science in 1991 from Longwood College. She earned her master’s degree in public relations in 1995 from the University of South Carolina. In 2013 she earned a second MS in Healthcare Administration from George Mason University. Her past experience includes positions with the American Lung Association of Virginia, Northern Virginia Public Television, and the American Red Cross. She has served as president of the Rotary Club of Warrenton, and she is a past board member of the Fauquier County Chamber of Commerce and Northern Piedmont Community Foundation. Christy also is an adjunct professor at George Mason University in the Master of Healthcare Administration program.

Communications Associate
Jessica Cannon first joined the PATH Foundation in summer 2017 as an intern, and returned as a full-time Communications Associate in January 2019. She holds a B.A. in Communication and Environmental Studies from Berry College and has completed research on persuasive messaging in outdoor recreation. Prior to joining PATH, Jessica worked as a Web Content Coordinator at Western Colorado University, and as a Public Relations Specialist at Jackson Spalding in Atlanta, GA. As a former intern, Jessica is thrilled to return to Fauquier County and the nonprofit sector. In her free time, Jessica enjoys kayaking, rock climbing and photography.

Senior Program Officer
Kirsten Dueck is a Senior Program Officer handling programs and grants related to childhood wellness, senior services, community design and policy, food systems, and collaborative learning. She has been with the PATH Foundation since joining the original Fauquier Health Foundation in 2009. With more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit programming, Kirsten has worked with institutions ranging from the J. Paul Getty Trust to young regional organizations, including the Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership and Loudoun Therapeutic Riding Foundation. She directed the Latin American division of Sotheby’s from 2001-2004 before moving to Virginia to become Executive Director of the George C. Marshall International Center in Leesburg. Kirsten currently serves on the steering committees of Arabella Advisors’ Washington Regional Food Funders and the Town of Warrenton Comprehensive Plan.  She earned both an M.A. from Princeton University and a certificate in nonprofit management from Lord Fairfax Community College in 2015, and she holds a B.A. with High Honors from Wesleyan University.  As an active member of the century-old Warrenton Garden Club, she believes time spent outdoors is always time well spent.

Grants Administrator
Beth joined the PATH Foundation in 2017 and is a long-time Fauquier County resident. As the Grants Administrator, she coordinates the development and administrative management of grants and is responsible for organizing data for the Foundation to evaluate and track progress toward its mission. She has worked in healthcare marketing, physician relations and community outreach positions for over 20 years, with the last 15 years at Fauquier Health. During that time, Beth was responsible for marketing and community relations activities including involvement with community organizations such as the Fauquier County Chamber of Commerce, Warrenton Regional Chamber, Fauquier County Public Schools, Fauquier Community Theatre, American Red Cross and the American Cancer Society. Beth served as the community outreach coordinator on the cancer committee at Fauquier Health, which assisted in obtaining accreditation for their cancer program in 2016 with the Commission on Cancer – a nationally recognized program. She is a member of the Grant Managers Network.

Kelly-Jo Gilkey Settle

Kelly-Jo Gilkey Settle
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Executive Assistant
Kelly-Jo joined the PATH Foundation as an executive assistant in February 2019. She brings more than 10 years of experience to the role, previously serving as the executive assistant to the regional bank president at Union Bank and Trust. Prior to that, she worked as a bookkeeper and secretary at Rappahannock High School for more than 19 years. She also has a special knack for event planning, and once ran an event planning business with her sister. A lifelong Rappahannock County resident, Kelly-Jo loves being an active member of her community. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, calligraphy and spending time with family.
Elizabeth Henrickson

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Director of Administration and Programs
Elizabeth Henrickson is the Director of Administration and Programs with the PATH Foundation. She has a B.A. in Economics from the University of Mary Washington. Elizabeth joined Fauquier Health in 2008, working as Manager of Community Outreach, overseeing classes, events and community benefit for the hospital. She then moved into the position of Director of the Fauquier Health Foundation, where she raised money to support programs and initiatives at the hospital. Prior to that, Elizabeth was the Executive Director of the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation in Warrenton. She has 20 years of experience working with nonprofits, including the Lombardi Gala at Georgetown University Medical Center and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in Washington, DC.
Andy Johnston

Andy Johnston
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Program Officer
Andy Johnston is a Senior Program Officer with the PATH Foundation, and specializes in programs related to mental health, transportation, broadband access and community health workers. He has a B.A. in Psychology and M.A. in Counseling Psychology from West Virginia University. Prior to joining the PATH Foundation, Andy was a nonprofit consultant and the founding Executive Director of Loudoun Cares. During his 12 years with Loudoun Cares, the organization partnered with community stakeholders to develop collaborative programs and initiatives that strengthened Loudoun County’s nonprofit sector. A major accomplishment was the development of the Loudoun Cares Nonprofit Center, which is currently home to six nonprofits. Andy was one of Loudoun’s leading advocates for the local nonprofit sector. Nationally, he served as the chair of the Nonprofit Centers Network Steering Committee. He has over 25 years of experience in the health and human service realm to include: direct service, program development, mental health, youth volunteerism, nonprofit management and grantmaking. Andy enjoys hiking with his dogs, gardening, biking, canoeing and other outdoor activities.
Lynn Lauritzen

Lynn Lauritzen
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Volunteer Center Manager
Lynn Lauritzen joined the PATH Volunteer Center after more than a decade of leading the Fauquier Hospital Auxiliary. With an extensive background that will be an asset not only in recruitment and retention of volunteers, Lynn also has great experience in matching volunteers in specialized positions based on skills and interest. She lives in Jeffersonton with her husband and two children.

Executive Assistant
Kelly-Jo joined the PATH Foundation as an executive assistant in February 2019. She brings more than 10 years of experience to the role, previously serving as the executive assistant to the regional bank president at Union Bank and Trust. Prior to that, she worked as a bookkeeper and secretary at Rappahannock High School for more than 19 years. She also has a special knack for event planning, and once ran an event planning business with her sister. A lifelong Rappahannock County resident, Kelly-Jo loves being an active member of her community. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, calligraphy and spending time with family.

Director of Administration and Programs
Elizabeth Henrickson is the Director of Administration and Programs with the PATH Foundation. She has a B.A. in Economics from the University of Mary Washington. Elizabeth joined Fauquier Health in 2008, working as Manager of Community Outreach, overseeing classes, events and community benefit for the hospital. She then moved into the position of Director of the Fauquier Health Foundation, where she raised money to support programs and initiatives at the hospital. Prior to that, Elizabeth was the Executive Director of the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation in Warrenton. She has 20 years of experience working with nonprofits, including the Lombardi Gala at Georgetown University Medical Center and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in Washington, DC.

Program Officer
Andy Johnston is a Senior Program Officer with the PATH Foundation, and specializes in programs related to mental health, transportation, broadband access and community health workers. He has a B.A. in Psychology and M.A. in Counseling Psychology from West Virginia University. Prior to joining the PATH Foundation, Andy was a nonprofit consultant and the founding Executive Director of Loudoun Cares. During his 12 years with Loudoun Cares, the organization partnered with community stakeholders to develop collaborative programs and initiatives that strengthened Loudoun County’s nonprofit sector. A major accomplishment was the development of the Loudoun Cares Nonprofit Center, which is currently home to six nonprofits. Andy was one of Loudoun’s leading advocates for the local nonprofit sector. Nationally, he served as the chair of the Nonprofit Centers Network Steering Committee. He has over 25 years of experience in the health and human service realm to include: direct service, program development, mental health, youth volunteerism, nonprofit management and grantmaking. Andy enjoys hiking with his dogs, gardening, biking, canoeing and other outdoor activities.

Volunteer Center Manager
Lynn Lauritzen joined the PATH Volunteer Center after more than a decade of leading the Fauquier Hospital Auxiliary. With an extensive background that will be an asset not only in recruitment and retention of volunteers, Lynn also has great experience in matching volunteers in specialized positions based on skills and interest. She lives in Jeffersonton with her husband and two children.

Lorna Magill

Lorna Magill
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Chief Financial Officer
Lorna Magill joined the PATH Foundation in 2014 and oversees the financial and accounting aspects of the Foundation. Lorna has over 20 years of combined experience in the public and private sectors and has worked in a variety of industries. She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Virginia and a Certified Chartered Global Management Accountant. She is a member of the AICPA, VSCPA and the Battlefield Chapter of CPAs. Lorna received her Bachelors of Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from the University of New Mexico. She continued to pursue her educational development by completing an Executive Training program at Dartmouth University’s Tuck School of Business.
Melanie Moline

Melanie Moline
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Office Manager
Melanie D. Moline joined the PATH Foundation as an Office Manager in September 2018, following 19 years as a case manager with Fauquier Family Services and the Vint Hill Transitional Housing Program. Melanie’s extensive work with community-based nonprofit support created a passion for directly supporting her community, and she is excited to be part of the PATH Foundation’s impact. Melanie has lived in Fauquier County since 1991, where she and her husband Rob are currently raising their three children.
Susan Necci

Susan Necci
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Accounting Assistant
Susan Bartenstein Necci is a native of Fauquier County. She returned to the area over 15 years ago to be closer to family after living all over Virginia. Susan graduated from Coker College in Hartsville, SC, with degrees in Economics and Business Education. Her career has involved years of work in the customer service and accounting sectors. Since joining the original Fauquier Health Foundation in 2006, Susan has performed various functions relating to the banking and database side of the business. She is now the Accounting Assistant for the PATH Foundation.
Amy Petty

Amy Petty
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Director of Communications
Amy has more than 20 years of experience working in communications, marketing and public relations in the non-profit healthcare arena. Before joining the PATH Foundation, Amy served as Director of Marketing for Fauquier Health, overseeing all aspects of advertising, public relations, community outreach and publications for the healthy system. Prior to moving to Warrenton in 1999, she served as Director of Communications and Education for the North Carolina Health Care Facilities Association in Raleigh, NC. She also previously worked for the American Health Care Association and the American Pharmaceutical Association, both in Washington, D.C. She previously served on the board of the Fauquier Chamber of Commerce and as chair of the Marketing Committee. She has a B.A. in Communications from Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, VA.

Chief Financial Officer
Lorna Magill joined the PATH Foundation in 2014 and oversees the financial and accounting aspects of the Foundation. Lorna has over 20 years of combined experience in the public and private sectors and has worked in a variety of industries. She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Virginia and a Certified Chartered Global Management Accountant. She is a member of the AICPA, VSCPA and the Battlefield Chapter of CPAs. Lorna received her Bachelors of Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from the University of New Mexico. She continued to pursue her educational development by completing an Executive Training program at Dartmouth University’s Tuck School of Business.

Office Manager
Melanie D. Moline joined the PATH Foundation as an Office Manager in September 2018, following 19 years as a case manager with Fauquier Family Services and the Vint Hill Transitional Housing Program. Melanie’s extensive work with community-based nonprofit support created a passion for directly supporting her community, and she is excited to be part of the PATH Foundation’s impact. Melanie has lived in Fauquier County since 1991, where she and her husband Rob are currently raising their three children.

Accounting Assistant
Susan Bartenstein Necci is a native of Fauquier County. She returned to the area over 15 years ago to be closer to family after living all over Virginia. Susan graduated from Coker College in Hartsville, SC, with degrees in Economics and Business Education. Her career has involved years of work in the customer service and accounting sectors. Since joining the original Fauquier Health Foundation in 2006, Susan has performed various functions relating to the banking and database side of the business. She is now the Accounting Assistant for the PATH Foundation.

Director of Communications
Amy has more than 20 years of experience working in communications, marketing and public relations in the non-profit healthcare arena. Before joining the PATH Foundation, Amy served as Director of Marketing for Fauquier Health, overseeing all aspects of advertising, public relations, community outreach and publications for the healthy system. Prior to moving to Warrenton in 1999, she served as Director of Communications and Education for the North Carolina Health Care Facilities Association in Raleigh, NC. She also previously worked for the American Health Care Association and the American Pharmaceutical Association, both in Washington, D.C. She previously served on the board of the Fauquier Chamber of Commerce and as chair of the Marketing Committee. She has a B.A. in Communications from Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, VA.

Yesenia Reyes

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Community Connections Manager
Yesenia Reyes joined the PATH Foundation in 2018 as the Community Connections Manager. Prior to joining the PATH Foundation, Yesenia was the Community Outreach Coordinator at Fauquier Health, scheduling classes, lectures, and events for the hospital as well as tending the physician referral line. She previously worked for CFM Management as a Community Service Representative for 5 years. She has a B.A. in Health Science from George Mason University.
Michele Taylor

Michele Taylor
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Staff Accountant
Michele is a native Virginian who joined the PATH Foundation in 2017. She earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting (with a minor in business management) from Strayer University, and her master’s degree in accounting from Southern New Hampshire University. Prior to joining the foundation, Michele’s previous accounting experience includes more than 20 years working in private industry with a background in medical, construction and engineering. She has lived in both Fauquier and Culpeper Counties for the past 15 years, and currently resides in Culpeper.
Margy Eastham

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Program Associate
Margy Thomas is a Program Associate with the PATH Foundation, and runs point on Make it Happen! grants, Technical Assistance grants, the Summer Intern program, Faith Community Nursing program, Community Listening Tours and more. Margy has a B.A. in Foreign Affairs and a Master of Public Health with concentration in Health Policy, Law & Ethics, both from the University of Virginia. As part of her undergraduate work, Margy studied in Switzerland, working with the Global Polio Eradication Initiative on polio endgame strategies. She is a lifelong Fauquier County resident, vestry member of St. James’ Episcopal Church, and avid community volunteer. She previously worked for the Virginia Center for Health Innovation, the Town of Warrenton, and the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education.
Melissa Webster

Melissa Webster
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Administrative Associate
Melissa Webster is an Administrative Associate, who joined the PATH Foundation in January 2019. With nine years of experience as a clinical coordinator for local dermatologists, Melissa is always prepared to multi-task, stay organized and greet everyone with a smile. She also has experience volunteering with the Special Olympics. Born and raised in Fauquier County, Melissa loves being a part of and seeing the growth in her community, and looks forward to being a part of the team at PATH.

Community Link Manager
Yesenia Reyes joined the PATH Foundation in 2018 as the Community Link Manager. Prior to joining the PATH Foundation, Yesenia was the Community Outreach Coordinator at Fauquier Health, scheduling classes, lectures, and events for the hospital as well as tending the physician referral line. She previously worked for CFM Management as a Community Service Representative for 5 years. She has a B.A. in Health Science from George Mason University.

Staff Accountant
Michele is a native Virginian who joined the PATH Foundation in 2017. She earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting (with a minor in business management) from Strayer University, and her master’s degree in accounting from Southern New Hampshire University. Prior to joining the foundation, Michele’s previous accounting experience includes more than 20 years working in private industry with a background in medical, construction and engineering. She has lived in both Fauquier and Culpeper Counties for the past 15 years, and currently resides in Culpeper.

Program Associate
Margy Thomas is a Program Associate with the PATH Foundation, and runs point on Make it Happen! grants, Technical Assistance grants, the Summer Intern program, Faith Community Nursing program, Community Listening Tours and more. Margy has a B.A. in Foreign Affairs and a Master of Public Health with concentration in Health Policy, Law & Ethics, both from the University of Virginia. As part of her undergraduate work, Margy studied in Switzerland, working with the Global Polio Eradication Initiative on polio endgame strategies. She is a lifelong Fauquier County resident, vestry member of St. James’ Episcopal Church, and avid community volunteer. She previously worked for the Virginia Center for Health Innovation, the Town of Warrenton, and the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education.

Administrative Associate
Melissa Webster is an Administrative Associate who joined the PATH Foundation in January 2019. With nine years of experience as a clinical coordinator for local dermatologists, Melissa is always prepared to multi-task, stay organized and greet everyone with a smile. She also has experience volunteering with the Special Olympics. Born and raised in Fauquier County, Melissa loves being a part of and seeing the growth in her community, and looks forward to being a part of the team at PATH.