Ensuring excellence for now and years to come.



At Westminster-Canterbury of the Blue Ridge, we’re mission-driven, fueled by independent thinking and a creative, problem-solving approach to maintaining a life-enriching environment. That starts with the members of our board and its advisors. Like our residents, the board represents a diverse, impressive array of backgrounds and accomplishments. Rooted in the community but with national and global experience, they come from business, politics, the law, accounting, the military, nonprofits and other fields.

Read more about them below. We’re proud of our leadership, and we think you’ll agree that WCBR is in good hands.

Trustees and Officers




Dennis S. Rooker, Chair


Dennis has lived in Virginia for most of his life and has been a practicing attorney in the Charlottesville/Albemarle area for more than 40 years, providing legal services primarily to media, data and corporate clients. His practice has focused on providing financing, acquisition, appraisal and management advice to his clients. He has also owned and operated daily and weekly newspapers, radio stations, magazines, commercial real estate and a small venture capital company. Dennis received his BA in economics from the University of Virginia, where he was Phi Beta Kappa. A member and former chair of the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors, Dennis brings a wealth of experience to the WCBR Board. He and his wife, Ann, attend Church of Our Saviour.


Allison M. Agarwal, Vice Chair


An RN with a Master’s in Hospital Administration, Allison worked from 2008 until 2010 at Emory Healthcare where she served as a Unit Director of General Surgery/Transplant ICU. Allison’s sons attend Hollymead Elementary where she is involved in the PTO. She is passionate about feeding food insecure children and helps run a food pantry called Hungry Hearts No More that collects, packs and distributes weekly food bags to children in their district. Allison’s husband is a transplant surgeon at UVA. She and her family love Charlottesville and enjoy everything this wonderful community has to offer.


Gary B. Selmeczi, President & CEO


Gary has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since July 2005. Previously, he served at Goodwin House, Inc. and was the Executive Director of Goodwin House Alexandria from 1993-2005. He is a graduate of Westminster College and received a Master’s of Health Services Administration from George Washington University. He is a licensed Virginia Nursing Home Administrator. Mr. Selmeczi has been active in various professional, trade and civic organizations, served as President of the Charlottesville Rotary Club, Juror in the Design for Aging program, a former Evaluator for the Continuing Care Accreditation Commission, and is currently serving a four-year term on the State Medical Facilities Plan Task Force. He also serves as an Elder at First Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville. Gary resides in Earlysville with his wife, Aileen.


Anna D. Buchanan, CFO & Treasurer


In January 2019, Anna joined WCBR’s executive team as CFO, having previously served as a WCBR Board Trustee and Finance Committee Chair. Anna has an MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia and a BS in Petroleum Engineering from West Virginia University. Bringing over three decades of experience in financial management, operations, and strategy to her role, Anna has 15 years of healthcare finance experience developed in the acute care setting. Her prior roles include serving as Chief Financial Officer for West Virginia University Health System’s East Region. Anna also served as Director of Financial Planning for Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital, where she developed the strategic capital planning process, managed the annual budgeting process, and led the financial analysis and decision support functions. Anna resides in Albemarle County with her husband, Ron.


Ross T. Thomas, Secretary


Ross is WCBR’s only dual-board trustee, serving on both Corporate and Foundation Boards, and is immediate past President of the WCBR Residents’ Association. Ross received his BS degree from the University of Virginia, and his MS and PhD from Penn State. During his career, Ross has served as the Vice President and Chief Technical Officer at Babcock & Wilcox, an American industrial manufacturer best known for their fossil power, nuclear power, and environmental systems. He has also been professor and head of the Physics Department at Virginia Military Institute. Ross and his wife, Susan, have been residents of WCBR for more than five years, and are very active members of the community


Robert W. Tucker, Jr., Immediate Past Chair


A native of Georgia, Bob has been a resident of Albemarle County for more than 40 years. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia and a Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Mississippi. He began his career in Southwest Georgia before embarking on a 38-year career with Albemarle County in 1973, serving as County Executive for 20 years. His career in urban planning and local government management complemented his role as an adjunct professor in UVA’s School of Architecture. Bob is a former Chair/President of the Senior Center's Board of Directors. He and his wife Donna live in Crozet and are members of the First United Methodist Church, where Bob has served in several different leadership positions. They have three grown children and five grandchildren.



Leone Ciporin


Leone grew up in Tennessee and Delaware and earned her undergraduate degree at Yale University. She received a JD from Georgetown University and practiced law in Delaware for five years before joining State Farm, where she is now a government relations manager. Leone is rejoining the board, having previously served from 2010 to 2019. She also writes fiction, and her short stories have appeared in The Saturday Evening Post, Woman’s World, Mystery Weekly, and several anthologies.


Alan N. Culbertson, Ex Officio


Alan is Chairman and CEO of A.N. Culbertson & Company, Inc., a wealth management firm headquartered in Charlottesville. He has served as chair of both the WCBR and WCBR Foundation Boards. Alan has also been privileged to chair or serve on over thirty civic boards and committees, including the Martha Jefferson Hospital Foundation, Piedmont Virginia Community College, Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, and Hospice of the Piedmont.


Carol F. Ham


A Florida native, Carol holds BS and MA degrees. She is married to Steven W. Ham, a retired US Air Force Lt. Col. During their USAF career, Carol taught university courses around the world and served on the Board of Directors of the Barbour American International School in Tel Aviv while on diplomatic assignment. She served on the Board of Directors of The Covenant School, where she was Chair of the Finance Council. Carol has also served on the Parish and Finance Councils at Holy Comforter Catholic Church. She is a Wealth Management Advisor with Merrill Lynch and holds CFP® and CIMA® designations. Her daughter, Carrie, is a Neurologist in Richmond, and her son, Nelson, is a Senior VP with Merrill Lynch.


William U. Henderson


Bill conducts a highly specialized CPA and consulting firm, which practices are limited to business valuation, litigation support, and small business consulting. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant, Accredited in Business Valuation, and is a Certified Valuation Analyst. He is certified in Financial Forensics by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Bill is also a former member of the Virginia Society of CPAs Litigation Services Committee. He has been selected as a “Super CPA” in the category of Business Valuation/Litigation by Virginia Certified Public Accountants as published by Virginia Business Magazine. Bill formerly served as a director and member of the Audit Committee of Albemarle First Bank in Charlottesville, VA.


Rebecca Hill


Rebecca grew up in upstate New York and attended Amherst College (BA, Spanish) and George Washington University (MA, Speech-Language Pathology) before settling in the Charlottesville area in 1999. She began her career as a speech pathologist, specializing in swallowing disorders, and later earned a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration from MCV/VCU. Rebecca has been the Director of Patient Safety & Risk Management at the University of Virginia Medical Center since 2012. She and her husband Jeff live in Crozet with their two children. She spends her time away from work with kids’ athletics and traveling as much as possible. Rebecca is active at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Ivy.


J. Brian Jackson


Brian is the managing partner of the Charlottesville office and co-director of McGuireWoods’ transportation industry team, a practice he has nurtured and developed over the past decade. Known for his success in trying high-exposure jury cases in various jurisdictions throughout the United States, Brian has tried hundreds of cases in Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Illinois, Georgia, Alabama, Texas, and Florida. For several years in a row, Brian was named as one of Virginia Business Magazine’s "Legal Elite." While earning his undergraduate degree from Hampden-Sydney College, he was honored as a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Epsilon, Phi Sigma Iota, and Phi Alpha Theta. Brian has been a faculty member of the National Trial Advocacy Institute since 2007.


Lawrence J. Martin


A Charlottesville native, Larry returned to school following service in the US Air Force and received a BS in Commerce with Distinction from the University of Virginia. A conscious choice to remain in the area led to a 45 year career as a CPA with Hantzmon Wiebel where he managed the firm’s tax practice for over 30 years. He is a former Chair of the Board of the Martha Jefferson Hospital Foundation, former Chair of the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, and currently serves on several not-for-profit boards. Larry and his wife, Lynn, reside in Albemarle County, have two grown children and four grandchildren. They are members of University Baptist Church, where he has served as a Deacon, Chair of the Finance Committee, and Chair of the Endowment Fund Trustees.


Kimberlyn McDonald


Kimberlyn has dedicated over 25 years to working in the Human Resources field. She moved to Charlottesville, VA in June of 2019 after accepting a position in Human Resources at the University of Virginia. Previously, she worked at the University of Missouri’s School of Medicine where she served for three years as a Human Resources consultant. She has also worked at the University of Rochester, Rochester General Health System, Virginia Tech, and Johns Hopkins University. Kimberlyn holds a master’s degree in Organizational Development from the Rochester Institute of Technology. She has been a committee member of the Boys & Girls Club of Charlottesville, VA since March 2020, and the UVA Hospital Auxiliary Board since June 2020. She has a passion for working and serving in the community.


David M. Oakland


David is the founding principal of VMDO Architects in Charlottesville and leads the firm’s higher education practice. Since 1976, he has designed buildings that support academic and student life at more than 30 colleges and universities. His work goes beyond the single building, focusing on connecting sites and people for an overall sense of “place” that contributes to making a memorable campus fabric. David currently serves as Society Director and Chair of the Governance Committee of the Virginia Society AIA Board. He has a Master’s of Architecture from the University of Virginia. David and his wife, Nancy Takahashi, have lived in the area for nearly 50 years. They have three grown children and are members of Westminster Presbyterian Church, where David has served in many leadership roles.


David Trautman


Dave is a native of California and has a BS degree in Biology from California State University, an MBA from New York Institute of Technology, and extensive military training. He attended the Army Artillery Officer Candidate School at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He was commissioned as an Army Signal Corps Officer and stationed at numerous locations in the US, Vietnam, and Europe. Upon leaving active military service, he worked for communications companies providing and managing high-speed communications services to the military in locations all over the world. Since moving to WCBR in June 2016, Dave has been involved with many WCBR Residents’ Association committees and activities. He and his wife, Jan, have two sons who live with their families on the East Coast and two grandchildren.


Advisors



Richard B. Fontaine, Quality Committee


Following a 25-year career as CEO/President of companies in various industries, Dick served for an additional 20 years as an independent director on the boards of public and private equity-backed healthcare services companies. During that time, he taught graduate level courses in business ethics, strategy and entrepreneurship. For the last 10 years, Dick has enjoyed teaching a group of first-year medical students at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He joined the Hospice of the Piedmont board upon moving to Charlottesville 15 years ago and continues to be an active patient volunteer. Dick earned an undergraduate degree in biology and chemistry from Bowdoin College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He and his wife Barbara have been enthusiastic residents of WCBR since 2017. They have two daughters and four grandchildren.


Richard L. Radt, Investment Committee


Dick is a past Chairman of the Residents’ Association Finance Committee. In that role, he also served as a non-trustee advisor to the WCBR Finance Committee. Dick has been CEO of five separate paper manufacturing companies--the last, a billion dollar company listed on the N.Y.S.E. He served as Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Marshall & Isley Bank. He was appointed to the board of 300-bed Wausau Community Hospital and elected Chair to lead the hospital and support entities for six years. After moving to Charlottesville, Dick served on the University of Virginia Emergency Department Advisory Board and also completed ten years of service as a SCORE counselor for small businesses. Dick and his wife, Judy, have been residents of WCBR since 2015.


David H. Whitcomb, Residents’ Association Representative to Finance Committee


Dave is Chairman of the Residents’ Association Finance Committee at WCBR. He received his BS and BA from Washington University in St. Louis, and his MBA from Xavier University in Cincinnati. His background is in finance and accounting management for Procter & Gamble Co., and as CFO of a spin-off from P&G. He has been a resident of Albemarle County since 2000 and has served during this time as a board member and treasurer for four area non-profit organizations. He is currently on the board of the Piedmont Virginia Community College Educational Foundation. Dave and his wife, Arline, are residents of WCBR.