Alejandro Boza joined PATH as the Facility Coordinator in June 2022. In this role, Alejandro is the first point of contact for all guests at the PATH Resource Center, and provides general office support to help PATH run as efficiently as possible. Alejandro is excited to join PATH and have the opportunity to make a positive impact in the community. When he’s not at work, Alejandro loves to travel, and he also volunteers with the Fauquier Free Clinic as an Interpreter, helping Spanish-speaking patients navigate their care.
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.
Catherine Deane joined PATH Foundation as communications officer in May 2023. In this role, Catherine handles PATH’s internal and external communications with VP of Communications Amy Petty. Catherine graduated from Christopher Newport University with a B.A. in Communication, concentrated in interpersonal communication, alongside a minor in human rights and conflict resolution. A lifelong resident of both Rappahannock and Culpeper counties, Catherine previously interned with Fauquier Reaches for Excellence in School Health (FRESH) distributing meals to food-insecure families county-wide. Prior to FRESH, Catherine worked as social media assistant to the founder and CEO of Engineering for Kids, a learning-based organization encouraging America’s youth to engage in STEM. Catherine is excited to expand her knowledge of philanthropy, and contribute to her community in a meaningful way.
Beth joined the PATH Foundation in 2017 and is a long-time Fauquier County resident. As a Program Officer, 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 also facilitates the PATH Foundation’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion work in our community. Beth serves on the PATH Foundation JEDI (Justice, Equity, and Inclusion) Committee, Fauquier County Department of Social Services Advisory Board, Fauquier NAACP Health Equity Action Team and the Culpeper County Chamber DEI Council. She has worked in healthcare marketing, physician relations and community outreach positions for over 20 years, with 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, Fauquier County Public Schools, American Red Cross and the American Cancer Society. She is a member of PEAK Grantmaking.
Elizabeth B. Henrickson
Elizabeth B. Henrickson
Chief Operating Officer
Elizabeth Henrickson is the Chief Operating Officer 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.
Director of Programs
Andy Johnston is Director of Programs for the PATH Foundation. 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 Hub Manager
Lynn Lauritzen joined the PATH Volunteer Hub 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.
Chief Financial Officer
Julie joined the PATH Foundation as its Chief Financial Officer in January 2022. From 2007 through 2021, Julie worked in a variety of senior management positions at the Boettcher Foundation in Denver, Colorado. Most recently, she served as their Director of Finance and Operations, a role which included oversight of the foundation’s $370 million endowment. Other positions held were Director of Grant Programs, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Program Officer. Julie is a CPA (Colorado) with more than 25 years of experience in accounting and management in the nonprofit, healthcare, family office and real estate sectors. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting with honors from New Mexico State University and began her career with PriceWaterhouseCoopers. She is a frequent presenter and panelist on a variety of nonprofit sector and private foundation topics. Her passions are strengthening communities and magnifying impact through leveraging talent and connecting resources. Her family is happy to call Virginia home!
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 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 Financial Analyst for the PATH Foundation.
Director of Finance
Grant Pearse joined the PATH Foundation in 2023 as the Director of Finance and brings over 20 years of accounting, budgeting, compliance, tax, and financial management experience having served in various public sector, private sector, and non-profit roles in Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Prior to joining PATH, Grant founded and ran his own tax and accounting practice serving individuals, small to medium sized businesses, and non-profits. Prior to starting his own firm Grant served as the Chief Financial Officer of the Foothills Housing Corporation, where he focused on creating a financially sustainable organization, developing operational procedures, and implementing large scale affordable housing projects in the Virginia Piedmont region. Previously, Grant held financial leadership roles with local government authorities in Australia and with major global companies such as Flight Centre and EDF Trading. He also served on the Board of Directors for Direct Employment Services, a non-profit specializing in employment and training services for people with disabilities. Grant is a licensed Enrolled Agent (EA) and received his degree in commerce and accounting from James Cook University in Cairns, Australia.
Vice President 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 health 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.
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.
Kelly-Jo Gilkey Settle
Kelly-Jo Gilkey Settle
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.
David Shang joined the PATH Foundation as a Program Officer in July 2022. He is a Culpeper resident and has previous experience as a public school teacher. David has a B.S. in Middle Level Education from Grove City College and a M.S. in Education Entrepreneurship from the University of Pennsylvania. As a coordinator for SPARK summer camp and group leader for Converge youth ministries, he is excited to continue supporting the greater community through nonprofit work. David enjoys hiking, rock climbing, board games, music, and a good cup of tea.
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 E. Thomas
Margy E. Thomas
Margy Eastham Thomas is a lifelong Fauquier County resident. 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 was part of the 2020 class of Hull Fellows, the flagship leadership program of Philanthropy Southeast. Margy is an active 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.