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.

Capstone Festival
Members of the ABV volunteer to help students prepare for an annual showcase of exceptional senior projects known as the Capstone Festival.

ABV Members

Members are invited to serve on the ABV by the president of Mary Baldwin University.

Executive Committee:

  • Board co-chairs
    Nicole Brenner ‘07

    Maria I. Carlton ’05
    Service Line Director/Human Resources, VCU Medical Center


Ryan Blosser
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
Co-owner, ITA-International
MacKay Morris Boyer ’87
Lyle Moffet
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
Chris Saxman
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
Christina Cain
Executive Director
Staunton Creative Community Fund
Lynn Sisson
Voya Financial Advisors
Carrie H. Chenery
Executive Director, Shenandoah Valley Partnership
Leni Sorensen ’92
Culinary historian
Nell Desmond
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
Damon Strickland
General manager, Stonewall Jackson Hotel and Conference Center
Dana Burnette Goetz ’05
Office manager
Head and Neck Surgery of Central Virginia
Liz Edgerton Summers ’84
Assistant head and director of finance and operations, Heathwood Hall Episcopal School
Chuck Henck
CIO, University of Maryland Faculty Physicians, Inc.
Jan Triplett ’72
CEO, Business Success Center
Linda Hershey
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
Program Research & Analysis, LLC

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If you have interest in serving as an Alumni Volunteer to assist the Office of Admissions in attending college fairs, visiting your local high schools to drop off materials, or participating in other recruitment activities, please sign up through our Baldwin Recruitment Alumni Volunteer Organization (BRAVO) form.