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.
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.
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 our 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.
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
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
Formerly Vice President for Finance and Administration, Virginia Theological Seminary. Chair of GHI Board of Trustees
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