Inspired to tackle problems at home as well as abroad, Gabrielle returned to her hometown of Bellingham, Washington in 1993 and became involved in politics while building a corporate and real estate law practice as a partner at the firm of Brett and Daughert. After various adventures that included serving as General Counsel for Indian Motorcycle and becoming involved in general contracting and boat building, she was called back to Washington DC where she joined the Department of Homeland Security as the Director of Information Sharing Policy. At DHS from 2007 to her retirement in 2022, Gabrielle held a variety of positions and gained a master’s certificate in Information Technology Management pursuant to her position as Director of IT Portfolio Management for the Department.
Along the way she served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children in foster care and served for six years on the board of First Star, a national organization dedicated to helping foster children navigate their way to a college education. Gabrielle is particularly drawn to Windy Hill’s mission because she’s seen firsthand how critical it is for parents to have stable housing in order to give their best to their children.
- Banner School Board, Vice President (2018-2021)
- National Cathedral School for Girls, Faculty Trustee (2004-05)
- Hill School Board Sustainability Committee, Faculty Member (2006)
- Rachel Carson Landmark Alliance (1998-2000)
Lois Johnson-Mead joined the Windy Hill Board of Directors in 2018 with experience in science research, K-8 education, and senior administrative leadership. She brings an academic perspective to the Foundation Lois serves as the Vice-President of WHF Board and a member of the Resident Services Committee. Since 2009, Lois has served in various roles as a Windy Hill volunteer: a tutor, cooking for Donna’s Feast, and supporting the annual Windy Hill Christmas Gift Drive. Lois supports Windy Hill Foundation because she believes in providing affordable and sustainable housing for all incomes and family structures.
Since retiring from Trinity Church, Rob assists on Sundays in nearby parishes. He also serves as Secretary, and as Co-Chair of the Resident Services Committee, for the Windy Hill Foundation Board of Directors. “There is a critical need for affordable housing in our community. Led by a great staff, Windy Hill’s mission to make homes available to our neighbors who could not live here otherwise is fulfilled each and every day. It is an honor to serve on this board.” – Rob Banse
Mr. Patusky joined the Windy Hill board of directors in 2020 and has served as Treasurer since 2021. His commitment to Windy Hill’s mission to provide affordable housing is rooted in his personal experience living the first 18 years of his life in a federal subsidized housing project, which taught him that safe and consistent housing is essential to achieving success and happiness in life. It did that for him, for his family, and for his neighbors, and Windy Hill now does the same for more than 800 men, women, and children every night.
Dr. Amy Acors
Dr. Acors is married to a recently retired law enforcement officer who is now serving Fauquier County Public Schools as a School Security Officer and is the mother of two daughters- a recent graduate of William & Mary and a Senior at Liberty High School. The Acors family loves to hike and travel, particularly to places where they can scuba and snorkel.
Serving her local community is an important part of her life. Dr. Acors serves on the Board for the Afro-American Historical Association of Fauquier and joined the Board of the Windy Hill Foundation in 2022. Joining the Windy Hill Foundation has been incredibly rewarding in order to learn about serving our community as a whole.
As a 32-year resident of Loudoun and Fauquier counties, mother of three adult daughters and grandmother of two, Shannon was deeply honored to join the Board of Windy Hill Foundation in 2022. She is eager to focus her fundraising skills closer to home and serve our treasured community neighbors. Joining her in this effort is husband, Jim, CEO of DAVIS Construction Corporation, who recently joined the property management committee of Windy Hill Foundation.
An amateur sports photographer and mediocre horsewoman, Shannon’s latest subjects are her grandchildren Edwin James, and Elspeth Rose along with a wide variety of horses, sunsets, and cloud formations. Daughters Meg Davis of Washington, DC, Kara Davis Molenaar of Coronado, CA and Charlotte Davis of London, England are periodically in her view finder when in town.
Mr. Foosaner earned a BA in History from the University of Maryland and received his MA in Management from Webster University. He has graduate certificates from the National Defense University’s College of Information & Cyber Space in Information Assurance and the University of Colorado in Homeland Defense. Mr. Foosaner was selected to participate in a Senior Leadership Program at the US Army War College and completed the Senior Leader Program at the George Washington University Center for Excellence in Public Leadership. For nearly two decades, he has been passionate about supporting the fight against child exploitation. He has been involved with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children since 2005 and is a member of the Board of Directors and the Chair of the Technology Committee.
Mr. Foosaner joined the Windy Hill Foundation (WHF) Board in June 2023 and serves on the Property Management Committee. He has been a long-time community member of the Middleburg area and is excited to serve our local population by being on the WHF Board. Matt and his wife Terri have three teenage children.
Carolyn graduated from George Mason University in 1993 with a degree in Physical Education and Sports Medicine. She then worked for Fairfax County Department of Family Services/Fairfax County Schools until 2002, when she joined Akre Capital.
What led Carolyn to volunteer with Windy Hill was her experience working with families in the before and after school programs during her time with Fairfax County Department of Family Services. She acknowledges that life is hard enough, and families should not have to worry about obtaining safe, clean, and affordable housing.
Carolyn is a strong believer in Windy Hill’s mission to provide safe, decent, and affordable housing to low and lower-income families, older adults, and adults with disabilities in Loudoun and Fauquier Counties. She enjoys serving alongside fellow Windy Hill Board members to work together to get others involved and motivated to help.
Tom and his wife, Ann, live in Middleburg, VA and are the parents of two grown sons, Alex and Drew, and have two grandchildren, Harper and Emma. Ann Northrup was previously a Windy Hill Board member and to this day Ann remains an active volunteer for Windy Hill’s afterschool program.
Tom strongly believes in Windy Hill’s mission to provide affordable and well-maintained housing in the Marshall, Plains and Middleburg communities, particularly the low- and lower-income portion of our community which represents a respected populace. He enjoys serving on the Board with like-minded committed individuals who understand the importance of the health and welfare of our local community. Tom serves on the Development Committee because he cares about ensuring that WHF thrives long term. The Development Committee integrates with the Finance Committee to develop a business plan that ensures we have the funding needed to prosper in the future.
Mark is a member of the Windy Hill Board of Directors and Development Committee. He has been supporting Windy Hill found for over 12 years. His support stems from his acknowledgment that the residents are hardworking members of our local workforce who deserve affordable housing. Mark accepted the call to serve on the WHF Board of Directors in order to give back to the residents who do most of the hard work in this area. “Supporting Windy Hill Foundation is the best thing I do” – Mark Ohrstrom.
After several years as a practicing clinician, Bonnie made a professional shift that led to a long-standing marketing career in the technology industry. She led marketing and branding strategies at cutting-edge technology companies including MicroStrategy, a Tysons Corner-based Business Intelligence provider, and DynamicAction, a recently acquired retail analytics start-up out of Silicon Valley. Bonnie’s professional path eventually led her to San Francisco, CA where she met her husband Kevin, a Silicon Valley tech veteran in the cybersecurity space.
Bonnie returned with her husband to the area in 2017 settling in Loudoun County. Shortly after, they welcomed their son Cal. Bonnie is currently pursuing her most meaningful work yet – full-time motherhood. Although no longer a practicing family clinician, Bonnie has continued to serve families as a volunteer at various non-profits including Windy Hill Foundation where she joined the board in 2021.
Edward (Ned) Quinn
Ned’s motivation for joining the board and supporting Windy Hill’s mission is rooted in the basic principle that housing, food, and other physiological needs, if not met, inhibit personal and professional growth and perpetuate multi-generational poverty. He believes that ensuring our friends and neighbors have access to these necessities is among the most fundamental functions of a caring community.
Ned takes pride in playing an active role in an organization that, along with many other local organizations, makes us more than just a collection of people living in the same place, but a community that cares for each other and helps each other. Ned moved to Middleburg in 2012 with his wife, Kristin, and daughter, Audrey, who are both active in a number of local community and charitable organizations.
After the loss of her mother in 2018, Amy made a generous donation to Windy Hill Foundation in her mother’s honor. Several weeks later, Amy joined the WHF Board of Directors and the Finance Committee. Over the last 6 years of serving on the WHF Board of Directors, Amy has met many wonderful people who have inspired her with their desire to make a difference in the lives of those in need in our community. Amy is grateful for the opportunity to be a part of such a dedicated and passionate group of talented professionals using their gifts to serve others. Amy is happily retired and resides in Middleburg, VA with her husband, Dan, where they enjoy entertaining their 5 grown children and 13 grandchildren.
While serving on the WHF Board of Directors and Property Management Committee, his focus has been on improving asset planning and management, addressing the backlog of capital needs, and putting the Foundation on a more stable financial footing for the benefit of its residents and the greater community.
Dennis currently resides in Washington, Dc, but plans to relocate to the Middleburg area in the near future.