Meet Our Board

The Shepherd’s Center staff, Board of Directors, and a host of volunteers work in concert to coordinate events, services, and projects that benefit our communities.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS                                                                  

  • Barbara Gatorian, Chair                                                                                                        
  • Martha Lowe, Vice Chair                                                                                                            
  • Margo Bendery, Treasurer                                                                                                                   
  • Erin O’Reilly, Secretary                                                                                                                  
  • Dick Stewart, Chair Emeritus

BOARD MEMBERS                                                                                                                                       

  • Fred Chatelain
  • Nancy Devera                                                                                                                                    
  • Pat Sawhaney                                                                                                                          
  • Dolores Vestrich 
  • Nellie Al-Saigh – Nellie has been active in the Annandale community since moving to Fairmont Gardens apartments in 1965, and working at Kings Park Elementary until obtaining a Masters Degree in Information Sciences at the University of Maryland in 1968. She spent many weekends on the local soccer fields as 4 of her 6 children practiced their skills in the games. She became Columbia Elementary’s Library Media Specialist in 1975 and retired from there in 2000. Over the years she taught and/or directed Sunday school for Islamic Community Center of Northern Virginia in the facilities of 2-3 schools and churches here. She participated in the research at the Vienna Shepherd Center, learning about SCOA, and encouraged the forming of SCAS and has been a member and program participant from the beginning. Following retirement from the school system she has volunteered weekly at INOVA Fairfax Hospital and with Ar Rahman Foundation. And in the last 3-4 years has volunteered at Virginia Hospital Center and as a driver for SCAS thru NV Rides. 
  • Tom Eversole – Tom Eversole is the newest member of the board of directors of the Shepherd’s Center of Annandale-Springfield. Tom was a member of the Shepherd’s Center of McLean- Arlington-Falls Church board of directors and served as the Executive Director and RideScheduler Coordinator until November 2019. Tom completed a twenty-three year Navy career in 1986 and began a second career in industry that same year. He started an aviation consulting business in 1995 where he served as the Executive Director of the American Helicopter Services and Aerial Firefighting Association, providing services to companies involved in aerial wildland firefighting activities until November 2015. Using the knowledge gained in running his own company he expanded his expertise to include financial services and was the Chief Financial Officer of a defense contracting firm in Arlington, VA. Tom was instrumental in helping organize NV Rides (a coalition of transportation providers) and serves on the NV Rides advisory council and the board of directors of the Shepherd’s Center of Great Falls.                                                                                                      
  • Gail Fewell, Assistant Treasuer

COMMITTEE CHAIRS                                                                                                                    

  • Budget and Finance, Margo Bendery
  • Fundraising                                                                                                                                         
  • AIL                                                                                                                                                         
  • Day Trips                                                                                                                                             
  • LNL, Barbara Gatorian                                                                                                                   
  • Marketing & Outreach, Dick Stewart  
  • Publicity, Erin O’Reilly     
  • Transportation, Tony Wonkovich & Tom Eversole                                                                                                                
  • OFFICE STAFF                                                                                                                                    
  • Erin O’Reilly – Office Director
  • Tony Wonkovich – Office Volunteer, Transportation
  • Diane Levesque  – Office Volunteer, Events
  • Margo Bendery – Office Volunteer, Budget

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