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Madison House
170 Rugby Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm

Board of Directors

Madison House, as an independent non-profit, has a governing Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is responsible for determining Madison House's mission and purpose, hiring the Executive Director, developing long-range planning, and ensuring financial stability. The Board of Directors at Madison House is comprised of 8 students (5 Program Directors, 1 student with U.Va. Student Council experience, 1 graduate student, and 1 at-large student position), 7 representatives from the University and 7 representatives from the Community and the Executive Director of Madison House. The Board meets each month during the academic year on the fourth Tuesday at 4:30pm in the Team Room, located in the basement of Madison House. Board meetings are open to students. The board accomplishes much of its work through committees. For information on how to join the Madison House Board of Directors, please contact Jennifer Bonenfant.


The majority of the work of the Board of Directors takes place at the committee level. A description of each committee follows below. The Alumni Council Advisory Committee, Communication Committee, program Committee and Resource Development Committee are open to non-board members.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee acts in good faith on all business matters relating to Madison House and The Madison House Board of Directors when the board is not in session or is unable to meet. The committee, in consultation with the Human Resources representative on the Board, will also annually evaluate the Executive Director. The Executive Committee includes the Madison House President and Board Co-Chairs, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Buildings & Grounds Representative, and as needed the HR Representative from the Board.

The Alumni Council Committee

The Alumni Council Committee supports and strengthens the tradition of service at Madison House by building a dynamic and responsive alumni network that focuses on education, fundraising and networking. This committee is comprised of Madison House alumni and member(s) of the Board of Directors.

Program Evaluation Committee

The Program Evaluation Committee assures that the volunteer programs are fulfilling the mission of Madison House. The committee also supports the overall recognition and enrichment activities for volunteers, program directors, head program directors, and community partners and advises the Madison House staff on volunteer recognition efforts.

Fund Development Committee

The Fund Development Committee supports all aspects of Madison House's fundraising, stewardship and advancement. Efforts include community and corporate connections, special event planning, student philanthropy, and helping to develop strategic advancement goals and plans and execute them along with staff and other board members.

Public Relations & Communications Committee

The Public Relations & Communications Committee promotes awareness of Madison House within the Charlottesville and University of Virginia. Supports staff in operation of website and internal communication infrastructure.

Board Development Committee

The Board Development Committee assures an effective and functioning Madison House Board of Directors through recruitment, training, development and assessment of board members.

Current Members 2013-2014

Co Chairs

Jennifer Bonenfant
U.Va. Fund Director

Paige McDermott
4th Year Student, University of Virginia

Board Members

Jessica Blusiewicz
4th Year, U.Va.

Stephanie Bolton
4th Year, U.Va.

Sharon Casola
LAW '14

Lia Cattaneo
3rd Year, U.Va.

Elizabeth Coughter
Attorney, MichieHamlett Attorneys at Law

Valerie Gregory
Associate Dean of Admissions, U.Va.

Jay Klingel
Director of Operations and Maintenance, U.Va. Facilities Management Department

Patricia Lampkin
Vice President and Chief Student Affairs Officer, U.Va.

Christy Lee
4th Year, U.Va.

Mary Elizabeth Luzar
Associate Director of Student & Young Alumni Programs, U.Va. Alumni Association

Paul Martin
Director of Professional Development & Alumni Affairs, Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy

Andrew McBride
3rd Year, U.Va.

Grey McLean
Community Member

Jim Miller
Adviser, Miller Financial Group

Katherine Rhyne
Attorney, Retired Partner at King & Spalding

Carly Spraggins
4th Year, U.Va.

Mark Stanis
Associate Director for Project Services, Facilities Management Department U.Va.

Mike Terry
Associate Director of Development, Office of Health System Development

Kevin Whitehead
4th Year, U.Va.

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