Our Board of Directors


Barbara Rainville
Board Chair

Barbara Rainville, of Keswick, VA, has worked in pharmaceutical research for more than 25 years and owned a consulting business for the last decade. She previously served on the board for the Catholic Archdioceses of Richmond and the Charlottesville Free Clinic. Ms. Rainville has an MA in mathematics from the University of Maryland and an MBA from Farleigh Dickinson. Ms. Rainville joined the Hospice of the Piedmont Board of Directors in 2010.


Melba Campbell
Board Vice Chair

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.


Liz Nottingham
Board Secretary

Liz Nottingham, of Earlysville, VA, is the Manager of Physician Relations at the University of Virginia Medical Center. Ms. Nottingham is passionate about fundraising. Prior to her membership on the Hospice of the Piedmont Board of Directors, she chaired the committee responsible for the organization's first ever gala in honor of its 30th anniversary. Since 1990, Ms. Nottingham has been at the helm of many other charitable fundraisers for the American Cancer Society and serves on their Board of Directors. She is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University. Ms. Nottingham joined the Hospice of the Piedmont Board of Directors in 2010.


Larry Zippin
Board Treasurer

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.


Don Cady

Don Cady, of Keswick, VA, is a Hospice of the Piedmont volunteer, and an active member of the Growth & Outreach team and the We Honor Veterans initiative. In 2006, following a 43-year career in the advertising agency business in New York City, Mr. Cady began his formal discernment for Holy Orders as an Episcopal Vocational Deacon. He completed four years of Education for Ministry, three years in the Diaconate Formation Institute, and three years at the Episcopal Leadership Institute. Mr. Cady was ordained a deacon in February 2012. His ministry as a deacon is to serve the needy, the sick, and the infirm. Specifically, he serves wounded war veterans at Hunter McGuire UVA Hospital and at Grove House. He also serves as an adjunct chaplain at UVA Hospital and a mentor chaplain at the UVA School of Medicine.

Mr. Cady is a former member of the Chapter of the Washington National Cathedral, a governor of Stuart Hall School, trustee of Centenary College, and a trustee of the Clarke County Historical Association. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Alban Institute. Mr. Cady joined the Hospice of the Piedmont Board of Directors in 2015.


Alan Culbertson

Alan N. Culbertson, of Charlottesville, is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of A.N. Culbertson & Company, Inc., a wealth management firm headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia. Mr. Culbertson, a native of Warren, PA, is a 1971 graduate of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and a 1975 graduate of the Syracuse University College of Law.

After moving to Charlottesville, Virginia, Mr. Culbertson founded his wealth management firm in 1992. In addition, he has been an adjunct lecturer in the University of Virginia Medical Center and has lectured in the United States and Canada to various professional and business organizations. Mr. Culbertson’s professional honors are numerous and his civic involvement is extensive. He is the founder of the Culbertson Law Fellowships for outstanding Edinboro University graduates entering law school, and for several years was a member of the Edinboro University Alumni Board. He is a past president of the Rotary Club of Syracuse New York and a founding Director of the Central New York Lupus Foundation. He currently chairs or serves actively on charitable boards and committees in Charlottesville.

Rick Eisenstaedt

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.


David Ern

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

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.


Zane Jones

Zane Jones, of Keswick, VA, practiced as a CPA for 20 years, mostly with international CPA firms. He is a former managing partner of the Austin, TX office of Grant Thornton accounting and consulting firm. Mr. Jones managed a staffing agency for nine years after moving to Charlottesville, and is involved with other local nonprofits including SCORE, Meals on Wheels, Virginia Blood Services, Shelter for Help in Emergency, VSAF, and St. Thomas Aquinas Church. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University. Mr. Jones joined the Hospice of the Piedmont Board of Directors in 2010.


Neil Mairs

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.

Jeanne McCusker

Jeanne McCusker, of Keswick, VA, is the franchise owner of Home Instead Senior Care, covering the city of Charlottesville, as well as Albemarle, Fluvanna, Louisa, Nelson, and Greene counties. She previously worked for Physician Micro Systems, Inc. and Medical Automation Systems.

Ms. McCusker is involved in the Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk. She also is involved with Women United in Philanthropy through the United Way-Thomas Jefferson Area. Ms. McCusker has served on the board of Habitat for Humanity for several years, and works with Habitat families as an advocate. When she has time, Ms. McCusker enjoys fox hunting at the Keswick Club, a ritual she said has kept its elegance over time. Ms. McCusker is fond of the outdoors and animals in general - she has two horses, two dogs, a cat, and a donkey on her 22-acre farm. She joined the Hospice of the Piedmont board of directors in October 2015.


John Taggart, III

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.

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.

Judy Tobin

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.