Meet the Leaders of Goodwin House Foundation

The Goodwin House Foundation team works with our Board of Directors to further our mission of uplifting honoring and supporting senior adults and those who serve them.


Meet the Goodwin House Foundation Team

Valerie Burke, Chief Philanthropy Officer
As Chief Philanthropy Officer, Valerie Burke leads the overall fundraising efforts of the Foundation. She has spent her career of almost three decades in fundraising, with the last 27 years in the development office at St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School, a JK-12 Episcopal day school in Alexandria, VA.

Mary Kate Roberts, Director of Individual Giving
Mary Kate Roberts joined the Goodwin House Foundation in May 2019 as Director of Individual Giving. Her extensive fundraising career includes leadership positions at The Dwight D. Eisenhower Society, the Washington Performing Arts Society and the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.

Michele Cenzer, Director of Stewardship
Michele Cenzer became the Goodwin House Foundation Director of Stewardship in July 2019, after starting her career at Goodwin House in 2017 as a software support specialist. She brings her diverse career experience to the Foundation, including speechwriting, editing, event planning and expert IT support.

Meet Our 2019 Board of Directors

The Goodwin House Foundation Board of Directors is made up of community leaders and citizens who are passionate about our work. Board members contribute more than 1,500 hours of their time on behalf of Goodwin House. In addition, 100 percent of all Foundation Directors and GH Board Trustees make financial contributions to the Foundation.

We look forward to working with you as we continue our mission of ensuring the Goodwin House community is a vibrant place to work and live.

Foundation Board Officers

Gant Redmon, Chair
Managing Partner and Attorney Redmon, Peyton & Braswell LLP

Mary M. Myers, Vice Chair
Institutional Giving Director for Inova Heart & Vascular Institute, Inova Health Foundation

Kimberly A Fiske, Esq., Secretary
Chair, Development Committee. Principal, Fiske Law Group, PLLC

John H. Komoroske, Treasurer
Chair, Finance Committee. Retired, formerly Vice President, Investor Education Foundation, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Former Chair, Alexandria Planning Commission

Foundation Directors

Laurie J. Blackburn
Vice President, Investments, Caudron • Megary • Blackburn Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors

David C. Canfield
Shareholder Attorney & Partner, Bean, Kinney & Korman, PC

Robert C. Eiffert
Retired, formerly Manager, Long Term Care Program, Fairfax County Health Department

Deborah K. Forbes
Retired, formerly Executive Director on the Committee on Investment of Employee Benefits Assets

Mary L. Hix
CREDO Institute Inc. Finance Faculty; formerly Vice President for Finance and Administration, Virginia Theological Seminary

Robert E. Long
CFA – CEO & Principal, Ariba Asset Management

Joan M. Renner
Chair, Governance Committee. CPA – Shareholder, Renner & Company, Certified Public Accountants

Anne D. Stewart
Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads resident since 2010. Vestry, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, DC. Board of Directors, Arlington Community Foundation

Anthony J. Tambasco
Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads resident since 2010. Professor Emeritus of Theology at Georgetown University, retired after 35 years. Former Associate Dean and Director of Graduate Liberal Studies

Donnan C. Wintermute
Vice President, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage


We Need Your Support

Giving to the Goodwin House Foundation means you join a circle of generosity. When you support residents, you support our entire team, and when you support our team and residents, you support our vision to redefine aging. We can’t do this without you. Learn more about how you can support the efforts of the Goodwin House Foundation or become a supporter by making a donation today. All gifts are fully tax-deductible under IRS regulations and may provide additional tax advantages for the donor.

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