Our board of directors

Maryann Long, President

Maryann, a midwife for over 35 years before retiring to Charlottesville in 2018, got inspired by the Village concept while volunteering with Capital City Village in Austin, TX. Anticipating the move to Cville, she looked for a Village here, and found Cville Village in the development phase. Her goal is to see Cville Village launched and thriving. She is the mother of two, grandmother of three, and active in professional and local community organizations. Maryann became a board member in 2019.

Jodie Stevens, Secretary-Treasurer

Jodie, a Cville native, retired as a school psychologist after 30 years in education. She returned to Cville in 1980 to be nearer to her family. Growing up with a sibling with trisomy 21 (aka Down Syndrome), she learned that structures to support people with special needs are essential. Jodie has been very active in sharing music with residents of senior facilities and nursing homes, which she finds deeply rewarding. She believes the Village model addresses in a unique way the challenges local seniors will face as they age in place. Jodie joined the board in 2019.

Laura Wallace, Vice-President

Laura is a writer who’s been re-planting her Cville roots since she returned in the 90’s to care for her elderly parents. She believes the patchwork of resources available to help seniors age in place needs stronger thread and deeper connections. She’d like to help build a Village network of trusted, friendly volunteers whose simple services can help local seniors enjoy more independence for more years. She joined the Board in 2019.

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