People on the Move – Barbara Sullivan
Barbara Sullivan Named Mount Vernon At Home Executive Director
At its annual meeting on November 17, Mount Vernon At Home President Virginia Hodgkinson announced that Barbara Sullivan will assume the duties of Executive Director of the organization effective December 15. Sullivan was most recently Assistant Executive Director of the Paul Spring Retirement Community and has also served as President of the Board of the Mt. Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce (2005), Chairman of the Board of the Mt. Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce (2006), and as Chairman of the Inova Mount Vernon Development Council (2008-09). She was named Citizen of the Year in 2007 by the Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber. She was a Board member of Mount Vernon At Home in 2008.
A native of Ocean City, New Jersey, she lives in Belle Haven Terrace in the Mount Vernon District.
Jeffrey Reed has served as the first Executive Director of Mount Vernon At Home, since July 2009. Under his direction, the non-profit organization launched membership and fund-raising drives, resulting in a total of 101 member households, 82 vetted volunteers, and a solid financial base. Mount Vernon At Home today provides necessary services and social programs to its members, offering them peace of mind and practical solutions that enhance their independence and enable them to remain in their own homes for as long as possible. Reed is leaving the area to join his family in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where his wife Beth, a newly ordained Episcopal minister, accepted a position as assistant rector of a church.
In addition, Mount Vernon At Home elected four new Board members:
- Julie Ellis, a resident of the Mt. Vernon District since 1985, has served as Director of the Hollin Hall Senior Center since 2001 and also serves on several county human resource and mental health task forces
- Michael D. Serlin, a resident of the Mason Hill community, served in the U.S. Government for 36 years, retiring as a senior official of the U.S. Treasury. His volunteer activities include the Arlington Retirement Housing Corporation and the Council for Excellence in Government.
- Betsy Stephens has lived in the Tauxemont community since 1964. Her work experience is in nursing and social work, including psychiatric nursing and geriatrics. Her volunteer activities include Gunston Hall Plantation, Huntley Meadows, and the Mt. Vernon Unitarian Church.
- Richard Titus, a resident of Montebello, served as a program manager in the National Institute of Justice of the U.S. Department of Justice, was a visiting scholar at U.C. Berkeley, and an instructor at Penn State. He volunteers as an ESOL instructor and assists the Alexandria Police Department with physical security reviews of building and site plan applications.