Advisory Council – Peninsula Agency on Aging

Furthering the Mission

G. Richard Jackson

Vice Chairman
Jerry Dodson

Catharine Yusuf

The Peninsula Agency on Aging Advisory Council carries out advisory functions that furthers the agency’s mission of developing and coordinating community-based systems of services for all older persons in our community. (45 CFR 1321.57).

The process of appointment: Potential members are solicited from local governing bodies, human service agencies, service providers, and the general public. Appointments to the council are made by the PAA, Inc. Boards of Directors.

The Council meets the second Thursday of February, April, June, October, and December.

Advisory Council – Williamsburg Aging and Disability Resource Center


Carol Wilson – Riverside Health System

Vice Chair
Rick Jackson – Center for Aging and Lifelong Health

Jenny Inker – Virginia Commonwealth University

Immediate Past Chairman
Sharron Cornelius


Abbitt Woodall – Housing Partnerships

Amy Fiedor – The Lounge-JCC Recreation Center

Barbara Watson – Community Services, JCC

Benjamin Goldberg – Williamsburg Regional Library

Bill Mann – Olde Towne Medical and Dental Center

Bill Massey – Peninsula Agency on Aging

Bobby Horne – AARP Community Coordinator

Carolyn Ashley – Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center

Carolyn Yowell – Respite Care WUMC

Charles Martino – Riverside Health System

Chris Bowman  – Eastern State Hospital

Denise Kirschbaum – Adult Protective Services, James City County

Ed Golden – Comfort Keepers

Catherine Tyler-Northan – Insight Enterprises

Members (cont.)

Janet Gonzalez

Joan Bender

Ken Drees – Housing and Community Services, York County

Kendall Ferguson – York-Poquoson Social Services

Lisa Walker – Bay Aging

Lisa Wornom-Zahralddin – Peninsula Worklink

Lisa Taylor – Peninsula WorkLink

Dan Longo – Colonial Behavioral Health

Matt Luther, M Ed.
Division of Rehabilitative Services
Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services

Peter Walentisch – City of Williamsburg

Rita Smith – Williamsburg Area Faith in Action

Sharon Brandau – Peninsula Agency on Aging

Sharon Gibson-Ellis – United Way of Greater Williamsburg

Ted Juraschek


Coalition Director
Diane Hartley – Williamsburg ADRC

PADRN Manager/Office Administrator
Shelia Crist – Williamsburg ADRC

Resource Coordinator
Laurie Padgett