Director of Operations
Kathleen began her career in the nonprofit world after extensive volunteer work and a previous career in public service. As a military kid who has traveled the world she settled in Stafford County after getting her degree from Longwood University and accepting a position as a Sheriff’s Deputy. Kathleen has had a strong desire to give back and be an active member in her community as demonstrated through her prior leadership of the counties D.A.R.E program. She has been with Gwyneth’s Gift Foundation since 2017 where she employs her leadership skills as the Director of Operations, facilitating the organizations programs and oversight of the day-to-day operations. Being able to save a life is Kathleen’s “Why”, whether it’s a family member or a complete stranger, she wants to be able to help someone and make a difference.
Heather, originally in art and museum education, has been in the non-profit world since graduating from the University of Mary Washington. Working in both public and private schools and museums, Heather began grant writing and fundraising to expand her school programs, and in her volunteer positions. Education, awareness, and community engagement were staples in Heather’s family from childhood, so it seems fitting that she has combined her experience and passion at Gwyneth’s Gift Foundation.