Board of Directors
Alan N. culbertson
Alan N. Culbertson is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of A. N. Culbertson & Company, Inc., a wealth management firm in Charlottesville. A native of Warren, PA, Mr. Culbertson is a 1971 graduate of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and a 1975 graduate of Syracuse University College of Law. Mr. Culbertson currently chairs or serves on other charitable boards and committees including Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital and Westminster-Canterbury of the Blue Ridge. He is a member of the Charlottesville Rotary Club and is the co-author of Contract Administration Manual for the Design Professions and Expanding Your Practice with Financial Planning.
Cathy L. Campbell, PhD, RN
Dr. Cathy L. Campbell is an Associate Professor at University of Virginia’s School of Nursing and an ordained Buddhist chaplain. Her area of research focuses on increasing access to palliative care for vulnerable and under-served people, community-based advanced care planning, and spiritual care for transgender elders at end of life. As a Fellow in UVA’s Center for Global Health, Dr. Campbell has served as a mentor for research experiences for an interprofessional team of undergraduate and graduate students from the US in South Africa and Thailand. Most recently she completed a project as a Fulbright Scholar in Thailand, where her work explored the role of lay health workers and professional nurses providing care palliative care in rural communities. Her scholarly work and research have been published and presented to audiences in the U.S. and internationally.
In 1997 Chris founded Dominion Digital (now SingleStone), a Richmond-based technology consulting firm, with the specific purpose of building an exceptional place to work. Since then SingleStone has been recognized regularly as a Best Place to Work, in tandem with excellent client satisfaction and community involvement. In 2017, Chris transitioned from the CEO role to consult with other business leaders and organizations who want to improve workplace culture in pursuit of excellent employee and customer experiences. A native of Ireland, Chris has B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Scranton and is a graduate of GE’s Financial Management Program. He has served on multiple non-profit boards, at present the Virginia Institute of Autism and Hospice of the Piedmont. He lives in Charlottesville with his wife Tori and their three children.
David Ern, of Charlottesville, VA, is Chief Executive Officer of Carden Jennings Publishing Company. He has nearly two decades of marketing and high-level management experience. Formerly, he served as Vice President of Advanced Medical Resources, LLC, and Vice President of Carden Jennings Publishing’s Medical Multimedia Publishing Division, a dynamic sector specializing in the innovative publishing of medical and scientific information. Mr. Ern received a BS in Commerce from the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce. He joined the Hospice of the Piedmont Board of Directors in 2011.
Dorrie Fontaine, of Charlottesville, VA, is the Sadie Heath Cabaniss Professor of Nursing at the University of Virginia and Associate Chief Nursing Officer for UVA Health System. She has led the School of Nursing since 2008. A seasoned critical care nurse, former President of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, and current President of the Virginia Association of Colleges of Nursing, Ms. Fontaine was associate dean at the University of California San Francisco and at Georgetown University, and a clinical professor at the University of Maryland. She holds degrees from Villanova and the University of Maryland, and received her PhD from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Ms. Fontaine joined the Hospice of the Piedmont Board of Directors in 2013.
Gaby Laufer a native Israeli is a retired UVA professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and also the CEO and President of Avir Sensors, a UVA spinoff which he founded. He was the president of the Congregation Beth Israel from 2011-2013. In 2018 he published a book, A Survivor’s Duty, describing his father’s holocaust survival in the Hungarian forced labor battalions and in a German concentration camp. He is currently serving at SCORE as a certified mentor and a volunteer to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.
John Taggart, III, of Ivy, VA, is an attorney at Tremblay & Smith, where he has practiced since 1969. He has his BA from Birmingham-Southern College, and he received his Law degree from the University of Virginia. Mr. Taggart joined the Hospice of the Piedmont Board of Directors in 2013.
Judy Tobin most recently served as the Executive Director, Martha Jefferson Medical Group, from February 2006 until July 2013. Prior to that role, she was the Director of Martha Jefferson Medical Enterprises since April 1997. She has a B.A. in Accounting from the University of Alabama, Birmingham, and has held numerous roles in business accounting over the course of her career.
Larry Zippin, of Charlottesville, VA, retired from the position of Chief Executive Officer of the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank in May 2013. He was the CEO at the BRAFB from June 2009 until his retirement. From February 2006 until May 2013, Mr. Zippin was also the Principal of Zippin Consulting Associates, which consulted to nonprofit organizations. He has served as the President of the Board of the Brody Jewish Center at the University of Virginia, as the President and CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association of Central and Western Virginia, as the Interim CEO of National Network for Youth, as President of the Association of Jewish Aging Services, and as the Executive Vice President and COO of the American Insurance Association.
Melba Campbell, of Keswick, VA, is a retired sales and marketing professional who held senior positions for companies including FedEx International, MCI Telecommunications, Washington Gas, and USAssist, a branch of AXA Insurance. Ms. Campbell received a BS in secondary education from the University of Cincinnati, an MS in Vocational Counseling from the University of Dayton, a BS in engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and she graduated from the Executive Education program at Darden. Ms. Campbell joined the Hospice of the Piedmont Board of Directors in 2010.
Neil Mairs, of Culpeper, VA, is the President of Solutions Recruiting, Inc., a national executive search firm that he started in 2001. Mr. Mairs is also an adjunct marketing professor at Germanna Community College in Fredericksburg, VA, and has a 30-year career in marketing, sales, and management. He received his BA in Economics and MBA in Marketing/Finance from the University of Rochester in New York. Mr. Mairs joined the Hospice of the Piedmont Board of Directors in 2014.
Peyton Taylor, jr., MD
Dr. Taylor, the Richard N. and Louise Crockett Professor Emeritus, retired from clinical practice in December 2011. Since retirement, he has remained active in the Division. He serves as the Medical Director of the TeleColposcopy Program, is an active participate in the Gyn Oncology Tumor Board, and serves as a professional consultant.in Gynecologic Oncology. He completed his Residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology and his Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Virginia after spending two years in Surgical Oncology at the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Taylor continues his involvement in East Africa, providing consultation in surgical training programs and investigations related to early detection of cervical cancer. Dr. Taylor was on the original Board of Directors of Hospice of the Piedmont, and rejoined the board in August 2017.
Mr. Eisenstaedt has a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Lehigh University and a J.D. from Albany Law School. He is a retired mergers and acquisitions lawyer and former development director of Eastern University in Philadelphia. Following his retirement in 2011,he and his wife Ginny moved to Culpeper.
Mr. Eisenstaedt volunteers at the Center for Acute Hospice Care, as well as with the Montpelier Foundation as a guide at the James Madison House. He is also a caregiver with the Stephen Ministry. Along with his wife, he belongs to the Culpeper Presbyterian Church and the Country Club of Culpeper.
Scott Syverud, MD
Dr. Syverud attended college at Michigan State University and medical school at Syracuse. He trained in Emergency Medicine at the University of Cincinnati and joined the faculty of the University of Virginia in 1992. Dr. Syverud has worked in the Emergency Department of UVA for the last three decades.