2020/2021 Board Officers
Susan Manch | President
Sue lives in the Ephraim Schooley House in Waterford. She is the principal in a consulting firm, Legal Talent Strategies, that collaborates with law firm leaders to devise talent strategies that enable firms to attract, hire, and prepare lawyers and professional staff to provide high quality service to clients and build successful and satisfying careers. Sue has been a thought leader in the legal talent development field for over 30 years. In 2021, she retired from her most recent role as Chief Talent Officer at Winston and Strawn, LLP.
Sue was a founding Principal of Shannon & Manch and built a leading consultancy advising law firms and other legal employers on strategic talent and firm management. She is the author of four books, including the 2012 ABA publication, Learning from Law Firm Leaders, numerous book chapters, and hundreds of articles. She is a regular keynote speaker and has deep and broad experience in devising talent strategy and ensuring employee engagement. She has a MEd in Clinical Counseling from the University of Virginia and a BA in Psychology from Ohio University. Sue is also a Certified Master Coach, Mental Health First Aid First Responder, and a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management.
Sue and her husband Bill were regular Waterford Fair visitors prior to moving to Waterford in 2020. She sits on the Waterford Foundation Education Committee, the Waterford Foundation Homes Tours Committee, the Waterford 2033 Committee, and the Waterford Citizens Association Beautification Committee.
Annie Goode | Vice President
Annie Goode is a graduate of Northwestern University and received her Masters in Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As part of her professional career, she was a senior manager in the Community Planning Division of the Loudoun County Planning Department, where she was responsible for the administration of the Loudoun County Historic District Review Committee (HDRC). She has been active in land use issues throughout the state as a Board member of the Virginia Chapter of the American Planning Association. Her professional experience has made her a valuable volunteer and staff member at the Waterford Foundation. She has served in many volunteer capacities, including as chair of the Land Use Committee and the Phillips Farm Committee and as an area chair during the Fair. As Director, Development Programs, she was instrumental in guiding the Foundation through the early days of fundraising for the Old School and auditorium. She and her husband, Joe, have two children. The Goodes have established a small horse farm on property they acquired from the Waterford Foundation, which was eased to preserve the agricultural land in the Waterford National Historic Landmark.
David Hunt | Treasurer
Dave has been supporting the Waterford Fair for 40 years as a crafter, a volunteer and running a concession stand with the boy scouts. He and his wife Gail have renovated two historic buildings in Loudoun County. They moved to Waterford 25 years ago because they love the community, the history and the natural beauty here. Dave has served as a member of the Waterford Foundation property committee, joined the board in 2019 and now serves as Treasurer.
Dave is a business graduate of Virginia Tech and President of Homeland Security Consulting, LLC, providing crisis management planning, training, and exercises for universities, corporations and government agencies. He is a life member of the Leesburg Fire Company, and a national subject matter expert on active shooter and workplace violence preparedness. He recently revised the DHS active shooter preparedness training program and the national standard on workplace violence prevention and intervention.
Jane Covington | Secretary
Jane Covington is the principal of Jane Covington Restoration, a consulting firm specializing in the restoration of historic properties, in the rehabilitation income tax credit and National Register nominations
Jane has worked internationally, from Manhattan to East Africa, including Zanzibar’s Stone Town, now a World Heritage Site. In her 25 years of professional experience in historic preservation, Jane understands the intrinsic relationship between local sound planning policy, managed growth, and quality of life.
Locally, Jane serves on Loudoun’s Heritage Commission, the Willisville Preservation Foundation, and is a founding member of America’s Routes ( https://americasroutes.com ), a local non-profit dedicated to protection of Loudoun’s rural roads. Jane lives outside of Middleburg with her husband and two daughters and can also be found at www.JaneCovington.com
2020/2021 Board Members
Sharyn Franck | Chairperson, Education Committee
Sharyn Franck has assisted multiple communities over her many decades of community development and volunteer work. In 2008, she was a co-founder of the nonprofit Arlington Boulevard Community Development organization (ABCD), established to improve the quality of life for residents of Kingsley Commons and Kingsley Park, low income communities in the Falls Church area of Fairfax County. While at ABCD, Sharyn created programs through a public/private partnership to distribute laptops to families who could otherwise not afford them, provide English language and citizenship classes to residents, and even help create a soccer team for children in the community. Since moving to Waterford in 2012 and retiring from ABCD in 2015, Sharyn has been a member of the Waterford Foundation and serves on the Education committee and Archives subcommittee. For the past two years she has volunteered with the Second Street School Living History Program as one of the docents portraying 1880’s school teacher, Miss Nickens. Sharyn has also been an active member of the Waterford Citizens Association, serving as vice-president for two years. She is currently on that organization’s traffic committee. Sharyn is currently serving as chairperson of the Foundation’s Education Committee.
Karen C. Bennett is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Earth & Water Law and co-chair of the Sustainability and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Practice, Environment, Land, & Natural Resources Law Practice, Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice, and the Government Relations Group. A recognized “inside the beltway” strategist, Karen represents clients and industry sectors before the Administration, federal regulatory agencies, and Congress in obtaining strategic federal regulatory policy and legislative goals. She provides businesses and investors with legal guidance on project development including siting, environmental analysis and land use approvals and mitigation, historic preservation, and tribal consultation. She advises on compliance with federal environmental laws and regulations, obtaining and defending permits and appeals. Karen also regularly presents on infrastructure issues to local and national organizations. Prior to entering private practice, Karen was Vice President for Environmental Affairs at the National Mining Association (NMA), the Washington, D.C. based trade association that represents the coal and hard rock mining industry before Congress, the Administration, and regulatory agencies. Karen is a resident of Waterford with a horse farm just outside the Village. She enjoys horseback riding, running and cycling and is interested in protecting the historical and agricultural landscape of the community.
Kerry Roszel is the Development Manager at Land Trust of Virginia, joining the Land Trust of Virginia (LTV) team in the fall of 2015. She currently oversees the Development program while cultivating and developing donor relationships and soliciting major gifts.
Kerry honed her skills while serving as the Director of Education for the Associated Builders & Contractors – Virginia Chapter (ABC-VA) where she was responsible for directing and providing overall guidance for all technical, managerial, and fiscal activates related to educational programs to include Apprenticeship & Craft and Workforce Development. At ABC-VA, Kerry sought out and hired instructors, developed curriculum, and negotiated in house training and specialized group training for Association members throughout the Northern Virginia Region.
At LTV, Kerry utilizes her past experiences at the ABC-VA to direct the grassroots Volunteer Program, and takes the lead on all LTV fundraising events, outreach programs, and volunteer activities through team-based fundraising, donor engagement, and education. She is also responsible for creating the annual Corporate Sponsorship program. Kerry and her husband Dev have lived in the heart of Middleburg for the past 12 years and in Virginia for over 25, where they happily raised their three sons. Kerry volunteers with many of the local non-profits in the area believing soundly in the power of community partnerships and preservation of our open space and cultural and historical resources.
Chris Doxey | CAPP, CCSA, CICA, CPC
Chris Doxey is retired author, speaker and management consultant. She has lived in Paeonian Springs, VA for almost 19 years. She is originally from Worcester, MA and lived in Houston, TX prior to relocating to VA. Chris spent over 25 years at Hewlett Packard and Verizon in senior P2P, logistics, and finance & accounting leadership positions. Chris held executive positions with global P2P audit firms for 8 years and has 9 years of management consulting experience at Fortune 100 companies.
Chris is a Certified Accounts Payable Professional (CAPP) and holds a Certification in Controls Self-Assessments (CSA). She is a Certified Professional Controller (CPC) and a Certified Internal Controls Auditor (CICA). Chris holds a BA, BS, MBA, and a Graduate Certificate in Project Management. She is on the advisory board for the Institute for Internal Controls (The IIC). Chris is the author of “The Internal Controls Toolkit”, “The Fiscal Close Toolkit,” “The Controller’s Toolkit” and “The AP Toolkit.” Chris is a volunteer for the 4Paws Recue Team. She enjoys supporting animal rescue efforts, gardening, collecting antiques and reading mystery novels.
Anna began serving the Waterford Foundation in 2016 as a member of the Development Committee. In her professional work, she is expanding and protecting natural habitats in Southern Africa as the Director of the Great Plains Foundation. The Great Plains Foundation identifies and implements sustainable wildlife, land, and community conservation initiatives throughout Kenya, Zimbabwe, and Botswana. Ms. Rathmann began her career in conservation as a Park Ranger in Yellowstone National Park and later spent more than a decade with the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C. She and her family live in Waterford and are honored to help preserve the legacy of such a special community.
Chris Wood is architect and Vice President with the SmithGroup in Washington, DC where he directs the firm’s Cultural Studio of architects and engineers focusing on museums, interpretive centers, archives, performing arts centers, and historic sites. Over the course of his 24 years with SmithGroup Chris has led projects for the Smithsonian Institution, National Archives, National Park Service, US Holocaust Memorial Museum, and several other State and private museums across the country. He is a member of the Society of American Archivists, American Institute for Conservation, and the Land Economics Society. He is currently leading the renovation and expansion of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond. Chris and his family have lived in Loudoun County since 2007 and the Village of Waterford since 2017 where he serves on the Architectural Review Board for the Waterford Foundation, and the Loudoun County Historic District Review Committee.
Grey Frandsen is the Chief Executive Officer of Oxitec, Ltd, a biotechnology company headquartered in Oxford, England. There he leads a team from 15 countries on five continents to end malaria and dengue in our lifetime, and to address other climate change-related challenges globally. Earlier in his career, Grey served in government where he responded to various conflicts overseas, and since then he has served in various advisory roles for the US government and other institutions relating to conflict and public health emergencies. Grey has served on multiple boards at the local and international levels, where he enjoys being of service to outstanding teams carrying out important missions. Grey and his family love Waterford, and they’re honored to be a part of preserving its unique legacy for generations to come.
Emily Houston lives on a small horse farm on Old Waterford Road, where she has maintained a modest horse boarding and riding lesson business for the past 17 years. She was the editor of Horse Times magazine for 10 years, and worked in both the editorial and marketing sides of publishing previously. Emily is currently working with the publishers of the new magazine WANDER, which encourages appreciation of the “beauty, bounty and byways of the Loudoun County countryside” (to borrow the magazine’s tag line). Emily is on the board of the Loudoun County Equine Alliance, is a member of the Rural Roads Committee, the Waterford Citizens’ Association Traffic Committee, and is a founding member of America’s Routes, a nonprofit enterprise working to preserve Loudoun’s unpaved road network.
Stephanie has dedicated a lifelong career working with nonprofits. She is currently Chief Growth Officer with Women in Aviation International, responsible for growing this worldwide organization to encourage diversity and equity in the aerospace and aviation industries. Stephanie has held senior positions at the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, as well as Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Earlier in her career, she served as Director of Media Relations at the American National Red Cross headquarters in Washington, D.C., serving as a primary spokesperson following major disasters nationwide. As CEO of Morven Park, she oversaw the 1,000-acre historic property and introduced new programs, such as Polo in the Park, the renovation of its equestrian center, and other activities that attracted thousands of visitors to the estate each year. Stephanie helped form and served as a managing partner of Waterford Conservation Associates, a group of Waterford residents who fought to save from inappropriate development the 73-acre Hague-Hough house, the oldest property in the National Historic Landmark of Waterford. Stephanie, a former board member of the Waterford Foundation and Waterford Elementary School PTO, currently serves on the board of directors of the Land Trust of Virginia. She holds professional certifications in fundraising and public relations, and she holds a Private Pilot’s license. Stephanie and her husband Bill Mayer have lived in Waterford for 28 years, where they happily raised both their children.