Susan Manch
Susan ManchPresident
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
Annie GoodeVice 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
David HuntTreasurer
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
Jane CovingtonSecretary
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
Sharyn Franck
Sharyn FranckChairperson, 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.
Susanne Hale
Susanne Hale
Susanne Hale joined the Waterford Foundation’s Board of Directors in 2018. Long-time Leesburg residents, Susanne and her family attended the Waterford Fair and visited the town often. In 2017, Susanne took one of the early classes at the Waterford Craft School, and loved it. She got to know staff members Margaret Good and Stephanie Thompson, and then started helping with the Craft School in 2018. She led the Ad Hoc Craft School Committee from 2018 to 2021. Susanne was appointed Secretary of the Board in 2019.

Professionally, Susanne has been a technology marketer for companies including Adobe, Oracle, IBM and Red Hat, as well as smaller local technology companies. Susanne and Bob’s son Rob and wife Stefanie have two kids; daughter Emma, Rob, Stef and the grandkids all live in Colorado. Susanne and Bob enjoy sailing their boat on the Chesapeake Bay and whitewater boating.

Sarah Holway
Sarah HolwayChairperson, Development Committee
Sarah is cofounder of DC Greens. She is a Nationally Board Certified teacher with 10 years of public elementary school teaching experience. Formerly at Bancroft Elementary, she coordinated garden and farm to school activities and participated in their partnership with the White House garden. Sarah serves as Co-Chair of the DCEEC’s Schoolyard Greening Committee and is a strong advocate for making gardens fully staffed components of all public schools.
Emily Houston
Emily Houston
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.
Anna Rathmann
Anna Rathmann
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.
J. Forest Hayes
J. Forest Hayes
James Forest Hayes serves as Senior Housing Executive in Washington D.C., responsible for the realignment and redevelopment of all forms of publicly funded affordable and workforce housing. Most recently, he was appointed to the Virginia Housing Commission by Virginia Governor Ralph Northam. In addition, he is the current Vice Chairman and the At Large appointee to the Loudoun County Planning Commission.

Mr. Hayes has worked in every aspect of real estate development, including site assemblage, design, project financing, and project management. As a public official, he has successfully worked on complex development issues involving entitlements, historic preservation, Low- Income Tax Credits, New Market Tax Credits (public subsidies), Tax Increment Financing (TIF), and mixed-use development. He excels at navigating and solving municipal and political issues that impact development projects. He has built a career on his ability to create and implement public/private partnerships for the purpose of financing and completing economic development projects.

Mr. Hayes spent more than 8 years on Capitol Hill, serving in a variety of leadership roles for Members of Congress. As a state and local government official, he served in the administrations of Washington, DC Mayor Adrian M. Fenty; Gary, Indiana Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson; and Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser. Forest and his wife Nicole have lived in Waterford, Virginia since 2011 with their two children. Forest joined the Board of the Waterford Foundation in April 2020.

Armand Balboni
Armand Balboni
Armand Balboni grew up in Western Massachusetts and now lives in Waterford, VA with his wife Tracy and daughter Maya. He graduated from Skidmore College and was commissioned as a 2LT in the Army Reserve. Armand attended Brooklyn Law School and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Balboni has more than 18 years of military service on active duty and in the reserves. In the private sector, Armand is a founding partner, senior advisor and member of the Board of Directors of Bloom Burton & Co, a Toronto based health-care investment bank. Since 2019, Dr. Balboni has served as the CEO of Appili Therapeutics, Inc., a publicly listed company working on late clinical stage therapeutic drugs for infectious diseases including COVID19. His experience as an Army medical officer includes positions with the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases and the Food and Drug Administration.

Dr. Balboni has held numerous leadership positions across the public and private biotechnology sector. He has won national academic and educational awards, competitive research funding grants and has published widely. In addition to his faculty position at West Point, he has held academic appointments at University of Maryland, University College, Westfield State University, and Marlboro College. His extensive contributions in the military have been recognized with numerous military decorations.

Chris Doxey
Chris DoxeyCAPP, 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.