Advisory Board of Visitors
The Mary Baldwin University Advisory Board of Visitors (ABV) is a vital part of the college community, offering expertise and guidance to current students.
What is the ABV?
The ABV is comprised of alumnae/i and friends of the college who have been invited by the president to serve on the board. Members provide a variety of services to Mary Baldwin, including promoting the college’s mission and priorities, assisting with and planning special events, and facilitating a personal development and leadership mentoring program called the Sophomore Mentoring Advisory Resource Team (SMART), where members mentor participating students one-on-one to help them further develop their career interests and goals.
Members of the ABV volunteer to help students prepare for an annual showcase of exceptional senior projects known as the Capstone Festival.
Members are invited to serve on the ABV by the president of Mary Baldwin University.
- Board co-chairs
Nicole Brenner ‘07
Maria I. Carlton ’05
Service Line Director/Human Resources, VCU Medical Center
Co-owner/founder, Director of rural site development, Nature-based family therapist at Dancing Star Farm
|Marlene Jones ’80
CEO, Main Street Management Group
|Rick Blunt ’06
Actor, American Shakespeare Center
|Kathryn Gravely Melo ’81
|MacKay Morris Boyer ’87
Senior vice president & senior commercial loan officer, City National Bank
|Katherine Brennan ’03
U. S. Army, policy analyst
|Charles Salembier ’05
President, Waynesboro Symphony
|Janet Brooking ’86
Executive director, DRIVE SMART Virginia
Political coach and speaker
|Velma Bryant ’01
Outreach & enrollment management coordinator
Blue Ridge Community College
|Leah Griffith Shiraishi ’03
Operations officer, Department of the Army/National Ground Intelligence Center, Planning and Integration Office
Staunton Creative Community Fund
Voya Financial Advisors
|Carrie H. Chenery
Executive Director, Shenandoah Valley Partnership
|Leni Sorensen ’92
Executive coach/business & leadership consultant
|Robyn Stegman ’09
Project specialist, Campaign Consultation, Inc.
|Leigh Frame ’06
Senior research program coordinator, Johns Hopkins University/PhD candidate
General manager, Stonewall Jackson Hotel and Conference Center
|Dana Burnette Goetz ’05
Head and Neck Surgery of Central Virginia
|Liz Edgerton Summers ’84
Assistant head and director of finance and operations, Heathwood Hall Episcopal School
CIO, University of Maryland Faculty Physicians, Inc.
|Jan Triplett ’72
CEO, Business Success Center
President & CEO, Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce
|Robin Wilson Von Seldeneck ’92
CEO Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum
|Liz Hill ’03
|Tiffani Jeffries Williams ’06
principal member & owner
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