Mount Vernon At Home Staff

Executive Director

Barbara Hughes Sullivan took over as the Mount Vernon At Home Executive Director in December 2010. Barbara served on the Mount Vernon At Home Board of Directors from 2008 to 2010.

In 2001, she joined Paul Spring Retirement Community to head the marketing/business development team. She focused on senior issues and became qualified as a licensed Administrator for Assisted Living in the State of Virginia. After obtaining her license, she was promoted to Assistant Executive Director. In May of 2010, Ms. Sullivan left Paul Spring to open her own consulting practice helping seniors maintain their independence at home and offering solutions for families that need more care for their aging parents. As an advisor, she was active in the growing "village" movement to help seniors stay in their homes.

She is currently a co-convener for Ventures in Community (VIC) and participates in the Inova Mount Vernon Hospital Patient and Family Advisory Council; serves as vice president of Washington Area Village Exchange (WAVE); and sits on the Steering Committee of Southeast Fairfax Developement Corporation. Additionally, Ms. Sullivan was Chairman of the Board for the Inova Mount Vernon Hospital Development Council.

Ms. Sullivan served on the Board of Directors for the Mount Vernon Lee Chamber as President and Chairman of the Board in 2006 and 2007 respectively. She was awarded the Pro-Aging Award, Honoring Exceptional Professionals in the Field of Aging, and in 2008, the Citizen of the Year award from the Mount Vernon Lee Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, Ms. Sullivan received the Lady Fairfax award in 2011.

Office Manager

Betsy Clagett is the Mount Vernon At Home office manager and has been with the organization for 6 years. As office manager, Betsy coordinates assistance to members, volunteers and prospective members. Betsy also supports the organization with marketing efforts, newsletter production, fundraising, and grant writing.

Volunteer Office Assistant

Diane Lilienthal is at the office assistant desk one day each week. In addition to coordinating member requests and database maintenance, Diane coordinates and tracks volunteer hours each month.