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Volunteer Spotlight

Volunteer Spotlight

Volunteer Spotlight: Enid Krieger & Paul Jacob

Accreditation Task Force Co-Chairs

What makes The Center one of the very best in the whole nation?  The members, the staff, and the volunteers, that’s what—or rather, that’s who!

Take Paul Jacob and Enid Krieger, for example. These two donated massive amounts of time and energy to oversee our effort to achieve a fourth national accreditation. 

Paul has been volunteering at The Center’s Welcome Desk since he moved to Charlottesville from Florida four years ago. He is vice president of The Center’s Senior Council and also serves on the Peer Review Committee and the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force. In the community, Paul serves on the African American Teaching Fellows John E. Baker Legacy Dinner committee.

Born in New York City, Paul graduated from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. He toured Europe for six months prior to beginning work in the field of architecture, a career that took him from New York to London, Latin America, and Florida. His busy life continues here in Charlottesville where two of his four children live. 

“Force of nature” is the phrase that comes to mind when you think of Enid Krieger. That’s one of the reasons The Center asked Enid to co-chair the Accreditation Task Force with Paul, knowing this dynamic pairing could successfully drive an enormous project.

Enid, originally from Queens, NY, retired from healthcare in 1999 and has been in Charlottesville for 21 years, where she’s become an active, sought-after member of the community. Very involved with her church, Enid sings with the choir and has held several leadership positions. She served two terms on the board of Focus Women’s Resource Center and is past president of the Board of Directors of Camp Holiday Trails, past vice president of the Board of the African American Teaching Fellows of Charlottesville/Albemarle, and past chair of the Martha Jefferson Hospital Leadership Council, where she served on other hospital committees including the Patient and Family Experience Design Team for the new hospital. 

Enid served two terms as a member of the JABA Ethics Committee, played a key role in the development of the 2020 Plan for Aging, and helped train volunteers for the Ombudsman Program.   

She currently serves on the Institutional Review Board of UVA Medical Center and is a member of the Board of Directors of Mountainside Senior Living. And, as if that’s not enough, she is also the captain of Team Andy’s Angels, a 50-plus-member team that walks in memory of her husband at the annual Charlottesville Walk to End Alzheimer’s.  

Enid and Paul epitomize healthy aging through social and civic engagement. Through their service and example, both encourage others to pursue opportunities to help themselves, their families, and their communities.