Board & Leadership

Board of Trustees

Paula F. Newcomb, Chair
James C. Greene, Vice Chair
Anna D.Buchanan, Treasurer
Gary B. Selmeczi, President and CEO
Erin Garvey, Secretary and VP of Development

Alan N. Culbertson
James P. Holden
Kate Kaminski
Denise Lowit
David M. Maloney (Ex Officio)

Elizabeth P. Scott (Trustee Emerita)
John E. Scott, Jr.
Eric D. Smith
Constance M. Waite

Leadership

Gary B. Selmeczi

President

Mr. Selmeczi has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since July of 2005. He manages the day-to-day operations of Westminster-Canterbury of the Blue Ridge (WCBR). A graduate of Westminster College, he received a Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA) from George Washington University and is a licensed Virginia Nursing Home Administrator. He served in varying capacities at Goodwin House (incorporated in 1986) and was the Executive Director of Goodwin House Alexandria from 1993–2005.

Mr. Selmeczi has been active with various professional, trade, and civic organizations including Virginia Senior Care Group, Senior Services of Alexandria, the Rotary Clubs of Alexandria and Charlottesville, The Thomas Jefferson Area United Way, the Virginia Association of Nonprofit Homes for the Aging, and the Virginia Health Care Association.

He was a Juror in the Design for Aging program and is a former Evaluator for the Continuing Care Accreditation Commission. He was awarded the Administrator of the Year by the Virginia Health Care Association in 1988.

Gary B. Selmeczi

President

Mr. Selmeczi has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since July of 2005. He manages the day-to-day operations of Westminster-Canterbury of the Blue Ridge (WCBR). A graduate of Westminster College, he received a Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA) from George Washington University and is a licensed Virginia Nursing Home Administrator. He served in varying capacities at Goodwin House (incorporated in 1986) and was the Executive Director of Goodwin House Alexandria from 1993–2005.

Mr. Selmeczi has been active with various professional, trade, and civic organizations including Virginia Senior Care Group, Senior Services of Alexandria, the Rotary Clubs of Alexandria and Charlottesville, The Thomas Jefferson Area United Way, the Virginia Association of Nonprofit Homes for the Aging, and the Virginia Health Care Association.

He was a Juror in the Design for Aging program and is a former Evaluator for the Continuing Care Accreditation Commission. He was awarded the Administrator of the Year by the Virginia Health Care Association in 1988.

Erin Garvey

Secretary and Vice President of Development

Ms. Garvey has worked for nonprofits in the field of development since 2005. As Vice President of Development at WCBR, she manages the day-to-day operations of the WCBR Foundation. A graduate of Madison College (now James Madison University), Ms. Garvey is a longtime resident of the Charlottesville community. Erin's path to WCBR included service as a Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon in the 1970s, followed by a 25-year career in commercial photography before transitioning to her roles in the field of development. Immediately prior to joining WCBR, she held the position of Director of Development and Communications at ReadyKids in Charlottesville.

434.972.3281  |  erin.garvey@wc-br.org

Erin Garvey

Secretary and Vice President of Development

Ms. Garvey has worked for nonprofits in the field of development since 2005. As Vice President of Development at WCBR, she manages the day-to-day operations of the WCBR Foundation. A graduate of Madison College (now James Madison University), Ms. Garvey is a longtime resident of the Charlottesville community. Erin's path to WCBR included service as a Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon in the 1970s, followed by a 25-year career in commercial photography before transitioning to her roles in the field of development. Immediately prior to joining WCBR, she held the position of Director of Development and Communications at ReadyKids in Charlottesville.

434.972.3281  |  erin.garvey@wc-br.org

Our Mission

The WCBR Foundation gathers private support for WCBR’s charitable activities including the Fellowship Program, which provides confidential assistance to residents in need.