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People and Places - Week of November 10, 2023 | People And Places - FlagSpin

People and Places – Week of November 10, 2023 | People And Places


Pathway Homes honors local leaders

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Pathway Homes recognized the dedication, leadership, and support of Del. Mark Sickles, Potomac Health Foundation, and Tom Fleetwood, head of Fairfax’s Department of Housing and Community Development. They were honored for their efforts to ensure vulnerable community members have needed services and a place to call home. 

The awards took place during Pathway Homes’ annual Steps to Pathways Breakfast on Nov. 1.  Attended by more than 200 people, the event raised nearly $175,000 to support awareness about Pathways’ work to prevent and end homelessness. It featured speakers, including Pathway clients, civic leaders, and its awardees. 

Pathways is a nonprofit providing mental health services, starting with safe, stable housing to individuals marginalized by poverty and inequity. For more than 43 years, Pathway Homes has enabled tens of thousands of people in Northern Virginia and, more recently, in Central Florida and Washington, D.C., with serious mental illnesses and other co-occurring disabilities to access affordable housing and critical supportive services to help them recover their lives. 

Following the housing first model, Pathway Homes is a partner in preventing and ending homelessness, touching over 2,000 lives in 2023 and ensuring access to affordable, stable homes in permanent supportive housing units.


Fairfax Radiology names CIO

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Jonathan Piersol is the new Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Fairfax Radiology.

Piersol comes to FRC from The Thurston Group LLC in Camp Springs, Md., where he served as vice president and CIO. In this role, he led a digital transformation strategy for a U.S. federal government agency, including deploying cloud infrastructure to run a global electronic health record system.

Before this, Piersol was president of Denmark & Associates, owner, and principal consultant providing leadership to a management consultancy service that delivered digital transformation and technology innovation to clients in the federal government, utilities, higher education, and communications sectors.

“Jon is an effective I.T. leader with three decades of experience leading information technology teams,” said Fairfax Radiology CEO Lance Boyd. “He joins us during a time of growth and based on his performance for other companies, we are confident he will be an asset to our organization.”

As CIO, Piersol will develop and implement technology-oriented best practices and position FRC as a leader in radiology-related technology innovation.

“I am passionate about building the best infrastructure to support our team, patients, and referring physicians,” Piersol said.

Piersol holds an MBA from Georgetown University, Washington D.C., and a Master of Science in Information Systems from George Washington University, Washington D.C.

He previously served in the U.S. Marines during Operation Desert Shield and Storm. He is single with three adult children: a daughter, Ariese, 34, and two sons

Malik, 27; Ethan, 20, and he has one grandson, Omari, 12.


Transform 66 wins P3 Award

As the 66 Express approaches its first anniversary on Nov. 22, there’s another reason to celebrate. On Oct. 26, the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway project was selected for the 2023 P3 Award as the year’s Best Road, Bridge, or Tunnel Project.

Considered the most prestigious award in the public/private infrastructure industry, the P3 Award recognizes the productive partnership among the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), I-66 Express Mobility Partners (I-66 EMP, a consortium of private developers Cintra, Meridiam, and APG), the developer and operator of the 66 Express Outside the Beltway facility, and design/build contractor FAM Construction (a joint venture of Ferrovial Construction and Allan Myers VA).

With I-66 EMP’s total private investment of $3.7 billion, the multi-modal Transform 66 mega-project is among the largest public/private partnership (P3) infrastructure projects constructed in the United States since the start of the 21st century. That private investment by I-66 EMP entails:

  • Approximately $2.2 billion in design/build costs;

  • $350 million for future improvements to the I-66 corridor;

  • An up-front $579 million concession-fee payment to the Commonwealth of Virginia for additional transportation improvements;

  • Transit subsidy of $800 million over the 50-year term of I-66 EMP’s public/private partnership contract with VDOT.

The investment by I-66 EMP has produced a state-of-the-art dynamically tolled roadway with two new express lanes and three reconstructed general-purpose lanes spanning 22.5 miles in each direction between the I-495 Capital Beltway and Gainesville in western Prince William County. The express lanes feature seamless pavement, dedicated entrance and exit ramps, auxiliary lanes between interchanges, and 27 electronic toll gantries for automated cashless payments.

The Transform 66 project also created over 4,000 commuter spaces in two park-and-ride lots and constructed or renovated 63 bridges along the I-66 corridor. It made numerous safety and operational improvements at busy I-66 interchanges, such as Nutley Street, Route 28, and I-495.

In May of 2023, I-66 EMP and VDOT celebrated the opening of the 66 Parallel Trail, a shared-use biking and hiking pathway running more than 11 miles along I-66 in Fairfax County. The trail was designed and constructed as part of the overall Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project to make seamless connections with other trails in the county and has provided an extra level of multi-modality to commuters along the I-66 corridor.

“Our entire team is thrilled to win this P3 Award,” said Luis Vázquez, MBA, MSCE, and CEO of I-66 EMP. “To successfully deliver a project of this scale and complexity, it takes everyone working together. We’re extremely happy with the benefits the 66 Express has already brought to the communities and businesses of Northern Virginia, and we look forward to providing a valuable, reliable transportation option on the I-66 corridor for many years to come.”

I-66 EMP’s P3 Award comes after the roadway operator was honored in July by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) as the 2023 Public/Private Partnership Project of the Year in the Innovation of the Year category.

Fairfax County businesses honored

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Four Fairfax County businesses were among 18 D.C. area businesses and organizations honored with Moxie Awards at a recent ceremony.

Beanstalk, Inc., Gridiron IT, Dark Wolf Solutions, and NuAxis Innovations were honored among 145 finalists for making a difference in the marketplace with their bold initiatives, strategic market moves, and moxie. More than 450 business leaders attended the event at The Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner.

“Over the last seven years since the Moxie Award began, we have more than 1,000 award entries and discovered so many of the DC area’s most impressive companies. This has continued in 2023 and once again, this year’s winners have demonstrated major moxie,” said Moxie Chair Katie Jordan. “After careful review and evaluation by a panel of third-party judges, this year’s 18 winners stood out among their competition for demonstrating exemplary innovation, growth, and resilience, industry leadership, community service, and local achievements.”


Encore Creativity recognizes Goodwin Living


Encore Creativity for Older Adults (Encore) named Goodwin Living™ Partner of the Year at a recent annual dinner. 

This award recognizes the longstanding partnership between Goodwin Living and Encore and the joint creation and successful launch of a new Encore program geared toward those with moderate to late-stage dementia. Encore is the nation’s largest choral arts organization for adults ages 55 and over.

“The Partner of the Year award recognizes an organization that has shown an incredible spirit of collaboration, partnership, and a commitment to furthering the collective efforts that Encore and our partners share,” said Joshua Vickery, CEO of Encore Creativity for Older Adults. “Encore Creativity thrives on partnerships and collaborations, and we are so grateful to Goodwin Living for the innovative, creative, and life-changing programs we are able to create with them.”

In 2022, Encore collaborated with the Goodwin Living Brain Health department to create Melody Makers, a new concept for a music group designed for people living in memory care settings. The Melody Makers program pairs participants experiencing cognitive changes with independent living residents who serve as “ambassadors.” Together, they take part in musical activities and learn new songs.

“It takes more time, patience, and repetition for someone with dementia to learn new things, yet they can learn new things,” emphasized Jessica Fredericksen, director of Brain Health at Goodwin Living. “The partnership with independent living ambassadors has also reduced the stigma around aging and dementia because of the friendship and connections made through theMelody Makers program.”

“Goodwin Living is proud to partner with an organization that shares our mission to uplift the lives of older adults at every stage in their aging journey,” said Rob Liebreich, president and CEO of Goodwin Living. “We are grateful to Encore Creativity for honoring the partnership that has enriched the lives of countless older adults across decades of collaboration.”

In addition to Melody Makers and many other brain health resources made available to residents, the Goodwin Living Brain Health department managesStrongerMemory, a breakthrough program and broad-reaching effort designed to fight cognitive decline. The StrongerMemory workbook is open to older adults nationwide at no charge. Goodwin Living Brain Health programming is fully funded by the generosity of donors to the Goodwin Living Foundation.

Encore hopes to expand the Melody Makers program to other participating organizations nationwide. Goodwin Living looks forward to continuing its partnership with Encore and extending its offerings to more residents throughout senior living communities.



Perry appointed to Reston board

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Category B members have appointed Margaret Perry to the Reston Association Board of Directors as the Apartment Owners’ representative. Perry, who previously served on the Board as the Hunters Woods/Dogwood District representative, officially joined the Board effective October 19. She will complete the term of Mike Collins, who resigned from the Board in September. 

Perry is a long-time Reston resident and has been active in the community for many years. She has worked with numerous non-profits and has sat on the boards for several area groups. She is a full-time government contractor and works as an independent travel agent. She is an active advocate for low-income or low-income members for whom English is not a first language.  

“I believe compromise is key to getting things done and making changes that benefit the whole,” said Perry, who said she will strive to work with community groups to improve community connection and involvement to benefit all parties. “I want all RA members to feel that their voice is heard and respected.” 

Among her priorities as a board member, Perry said she wants to see more involvement of and active engagement with RA members, with easier access for all regardless of native language, as well as addressing community needs and working with staff towards an improved website and organizational procedures. Perry’s term on the board continues through the Spring 2024 election.


SUNY Canton recognizes Springfield resident

Brooke L. Hite, a SUNY Canton Veterinary Science Technology major from Springfield,  received the Canton Fund Annual Scholarship.

Hite is one of more than 300 students to receive at least one scholarship from the Canton College Foundation, Inc., during the fall 2023 semester. Most of the college’s scholarship recipients had the chance to meet with the benefactors responsible for their award during the annual Scholarship Luncheon Celebration recently held on campus.

“We extend our sincere congratulations to all of the students who received scholarships this year,” said SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran. “You are being rewarded for your hard work through the support of your sponsor. We all believe in you and look forward to watching you succeed.”

SUNY Canton Vice President for Advancement Tracey L. Thompson thanked donors for making the awards possible.

“The gift you are giving is much more than a scholarship,” Thompson said. “You are providing the gift of opportunity or a shot at a better life filled with purpose and achievement. Your return on investment is the lifelong gratitude of your student recipients.”


CORT names senior VP


Chantilly-based CORT recently announced the addition of Sean Reddan to its executive leadership team as senior vice president of finance, bringing over 20 years of experience in media, financial services, and telecommunications.

“With a proven track record of success in financial leadership, Sean is an excellent addition to our high-performing and growth-oriented team,” said Debbie Lansford, chief financial officer at CORT. “Sean’s expertise and strategic vision will help us continue to shape our financial strategies and further our commitment to operational efficiency.”

Before his role at CORT, Reddan was head of financial planning and analysis for Gannett’s consumer marketing division, where he also led pricing and revenue optimization. Additionally, he held leadership roles at American Express and oversaw investment optimization through capital budgeting, process reengineering, and business development finance. 

“As someone passionate about building and leading high-performing finance teams, I’m eager to join an organization like CORT that matches these values and is dedicated to delivering superior value to our customers,” Reddan said. “In this role, I’m looking forward to working with my colleagues as a trusted internal and external partner to drive revenue growth and manage our bottom line.” 

Reddan holds an MBA from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Virginia. He will sit in CORT’s Chantilly headquarters, working in the office of the CFO to improve financial reporting, capital allocation, and forecasting. Outside of work, Reddan enjoys coaching youth flag football and volleyball and spending time with his wife and their two children. 


Senior living community names associate director


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Woodleigh Chase, a senior living-managed community scheduled to open in Fairfax in early 2024, announced the promotion of Tyler Kypers to associate executive director. 

Kypers began his career with the company 15 years ago as a student server at Cedar Crest in Pompton Plains, N.J.  Most recently, he served as finance director at Siena Lakes in Naples, Fla.  Before this role, he was a business office manager and a community financial analyst at Lantern Hill in New Providence, N.J.

“We are very excited to welcome Tyler to Woodleigh Chase as a leadership team member,” stated Will Nance, executive director.  “Tyler’s experience and expertise in senior living and healthcare have us well-positioned for success in welcoming residents to Woodleigh Chase early next year.”

In his leadership position, Kypers will support the day-to-day operations of the 46-acre campus, which will soon be home to hundreds of residents. 

Kypers holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the William Paterson University of New Jersey and a Bachelor’s in history from Montclair State University.  


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