A Note From Our Board

Statement from President:

presidentAs I reflect on my year as the President of Healthy Families Rappahannock Area (HFRA), I am proud of all that we accomplished in FY2013. Thanks to the many generous supporters and stakeholders who have stuck with us through uncertain economic times, we were able to increase the number of families served and positioned ourselves to move forward as we fulfill our collective mission: strengthening the family unit.

The success stories highlighted on this website exemplify a prevention philosophy that helps us maximize our impact: the connectivity of our work. At our core is a drive to be much more than the sum of our individual program and services. We continuously pursue new ideas, strategies and solutions that can advance our mission. And we collaborate to achieve results far beyond what we could accomplish alone.

This drive pushes us to tap collective brainpower in pursuit of solutions that are richer for the program. It enables us to maximize prevention returns on donated dollars. And it makes us more effective and more efficient.

Our performance in FY2013 highlights the many ways we continue to grow healthy babies, strengthen healthy families and build healthy communities.  You helped make this happen, on behalf of the HFRA Board of Directors and program staff, thank you.


Our Board of Directors:

Healthy Families Rappahannock Area has assembled a Board of Directors of some of the area’s most highly respected individuals in the community. They provide governance, strategic direction and program guidance for the HFRA program. Among their many roles, council members stand with HFRA to advocate, help identify opportunities for strategic alliances and work to evaluate the success of various outreach efforts.

Board of Directors:
Rosalia “Leigh” Snyder- Board President, Virginia Partners Bank

Charita Mariner-Board Vice-President, Wal-Mart

Sharon Killian-Secretary, Rappahannock Area Community Services Board

Vanessa Akins, Stafford County Health Department

Linda Wollesen, Lifeskill Outcomes, LLC

Meredith Scaccia, Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center

Debbie Lee-Rizzi, Fredericksburg Academy

Ex-Officio Board of Directors:

Edd Houck, Former State Senator, District 17

Henry “Hap” Connors, Former Board of Supervisors, Spotsylvania County