Hospice House Names New Executive Director

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Audrey Smith will be taking over as the new Executive Director at Hospice House upon the retirement of Linda Taylor Stallings.
Audrey Smith will be taking over as the new Executive Director at Hospice House upon the retirement of Linda Taylor Stallings.

Hospice House and Support Care of Williamsburg has a new executive director.

Audrey B. Smith has been named to fill the spot left vacant by Linda Taylor Stallings’ retirement after 32 years with the organization.

Smith has served as the executive director of Advancement for Hampton Roads Academy in Newport News since 2007. Prior to that, she held the positions of Associate Vice President of Advancement at Christopher Newport University, Executive Director of Council for America’s First Freedom in Richmond and co-founder of CommonWealth Consulting Group in Williamsburg.

“We are confident that Audrey will be a very strong leader as we continue the traditions of compassionate care for those facing end of life, and the support of their families and friends through the many services we offer,” said Dave Kilgore, chairman of the Board of Directors.

Smith will assume her new position Aug. 13.

 

New Members of the Board of Directors at Dream Catchers

Henry Branscome, Tom Ward and Tom Miller are the three new members of the Dream Catchers Board of Directors.
Henry Branscome, Tom Ward and Tom Miller are the three new members of the Dream Catchers Board of Directors.

Dream Catchers, a local organization based out of the Cori Sikich Therapeutic Riding Center that offers free and discounted therapeutic horseback riding lessons to children and adults with special needs, has elected three new members to its Board of Directors.

“We are delighted to welcome Henry Branscome, Dr. Tom Ward and Dr. Tom Miller to our Board of Directors. They bring exceptional enthusiasm, decades of generous support, and extensive expertise to our highly engaged Board,” said Janet Mayberry Laughlin, president of the Board of Directors, in a news release.

All three men are “longstanding supporters and advocates for the mission and programs of the premier accredited therapeutic riding center,” the news release states.