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.
Dr. Asana moved from Providence, Rhode Island, to Charlottesville in 2008 to start working in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital (SMJH). Subsequently, he was appointed as the Medical Director of the ICU. a native of Ghana, where he completed medical school, Dr. Asana has been a resident of the U.S. for 25 years. He came to the United States to pursue postgraduate studies at St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore and at Brown University. Dr. Asana has served on several committees at SMJH and is a member of the 100 Black Men of Central Virginia, whose purpose is to improve the quality of life within the community and advocate eliminating the achievement gap of African American male students through mentoring. Dr. Asana currently lives in Charlottesville with his wife and children.
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.
Jeanne McCusker has owned Home Instead Senior Care, which is dedicated to helping seniors remain independent as they age, in Charlottesville since 2003. Ms. McCusker previously worked in the medical technology and information technology fields.
Ms. McCusker is a graduate of Leadership Charlottesville and currently also serves on the board of the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. She is a graduate of the University of South Florida with a bachelor’s in marketing. An avid nature lover, she loves to hike, ride horses, and garden.
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.
Peyton Taylor, jr., MD
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.