Board Members

Dr. Gary Aichele, Chair

Dr. Gary Aichele, Chair

Gary Aichele, originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, spent his college years at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, where he earned his BA, JD and PhD. After practicing law in Charlottesville, he moved to Washington, DC, where as a Judicial Fellow, he served as a special administrative assistant…

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Ron Goodman, Vice Chair

Ron Goodman, Vice Chair

Ron Goodman recently retired as Managing Partner of Foley Hoag LLP, Washington, DC and Co-Chair of its International Litigation and Arbitration Department. He and his wife Rosabel have been enjoying Rappahannock Country since 2001 and finished building their house...

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Carolyn Roth, Secretary

Carolyn Roth, Secretary

Carolyn Roth is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She first lived in Rappahannock County in the 1970s, and has maintained a connection ever since. She returned to make Rappahannock her home in 2015. Carolyn earned her undergraduate degree in Early Childhood and...

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Kees Dutilh, Treasurer

Kees Dutilh, Treasurer

Kees (pronounced Case) and his wife Kathi retired to Rappahannock County about four years ago. With twenty years’ experience as a real estate developer and residential general contractor in the Washington D.C. area, he quickly became interested in issues related to...

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Bethany Bostic

Bethany Bostic

Bethany Bostic and her husband have lived in Rappahannock since 2014. While both are Madison County graduates, Bethany’s mother’s family has resided in Rappahannock for many generations. Bethany graduated from Longwood University 2016 and began her teaching career in...

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Donna Comer

Donna Comer

Moving to Amissville with her family in 2008, Donna Comer is no stranger to Rappahannock public schools. An RCES parent since her son, Mason, started kindergarten there six years ago, she has been active with the PTO, taking on lead roles in several fundraising...

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Dr. William Dant

Dr. William Dant

Dr. William Dant of Boston, VA has over 40 years’ experience in educational programs and projects, specializing in the international arena. Dant has held public sector management positions for the US Department of State and the Peace Corps….

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Hope Dunn

Hope Dunn

Hope Dunn is a native of Rappahannock County. She and her daughter, a student at Rappahannock County Elementary school, reside in Amissville. Hope attended Rappahannock County schools from Kindergarten to twelfth grade. She graduated from RCHS in 1995 and then moved...

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Kat Habib

Kat Habib

Kat Habib has made her home in Rappahannock since 2012, fulfilling a life-long dream that began during her childhood over the mountain on a farm in Warren County. Kat served as program manager Headwaters Next Step College & Career Guidance Program from…

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Bruce Loth

Bruce Loth

Bruce Loth and his wife, Missy McCool, bought their house in Rappahannock’s Harris Hollow outside of little Washington back in 2002 and soon made it their full time residence. Starting with 25 acres and a garage for the old ski area, they built a barn, added...

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Tanya Paull

Tanya Paull

A former stream ecologist and environmental educator for Fairfax County, Tanya Paull moved to Slate Mills in 2011 with her husband, Steve, who works as a biologist for the Shenandoah National Park. She was a teacher at Belle Meade School for five years, where she also...

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Steph Ridder

Steph Ridder

Steph grew up in Fairfax County and has lived with her husband, John Beardsley, on their farm in Rappahannock County for the past 34 years. They board horses, raise organic hay and are creating a pollinator meadow on the farm. Steph got her B.A. from Harvard...

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