Who We Are

Eileen Barber

Eileen Barber

Marketing Coordinator

As Marketing Coordinator, Eileen works on communications across multiple platforms and handles all of our social media.


Melanie Benjamin

Melanie Benjamin

Philanthropy Director

Melanie guides our philanthropy program, working to ensure we have the resources necessary to provide healthy aging programs to our community both today and in the future. She has more than 25 years of successful philanthropy leadership at organizations that include SMU, UVA, and The Center for Open Science, and is part of The Center's leadership team.


Jennifer Crews

Jennifer Crews

Program Director

As head of our program team, Jennifer ensures programs and operations are effective, efficient, and aligned with our mission and values. She also oversees our rental program and is part of the leadership team responsible for organization-wide decision making and strategic planning.


Lynn Divers

Lynn Divers

Philanthropy Assistant Director

Lynn helps individuals and corporations match their philanthropic goals with Center needs. She also works with volunteers to manage special events that advance our mission.


Emily Evans

Emily Evans

Philanthropy Assistant Director

Emily is part of our philanthropy team. She manages annual giving and foundation fundraising, and provides support for all fund development, including donor correspondence and event logistics.


Corey Fanning

Corey Fanning

Greenberry's Manager

Corey is the Manager of our Greenberry's Coffee Co. franchise. She oversees café operations as well as the Greenberry's staff.


Judy Gardner

Judy Gardner

Membership Director

As Membership Director, Judy is the primary liaison for Center members and visitors, working to ensure positive experiences and great communication. She is also part of the leadership team that collaborates on special projects and strategic planning development.


Linda Hahn

Linda Hahn

Travel Coordinator

Linda has been with the Center since 1999. A licensed travel agent, she oversees The Center's travel program as well as individual travel for members and guests.


Scott Hilles

Scott Hilles

Finance & Operations Director

Scott is responsible for financial management, human resources, IT, and facility management. He is also part of the leadership team that oversees the effectiveness of organizational goals and strategic planning development.


Bobbi Hughes

Bobbi Hughes

Coordinator of Volunteer Resources

Along with overseeing volunteer programs at The Center, Bobbi works with other nonprofits to provide volunteer resources, matching individuals with positions that suit their interests, skills, and talents.


Kay Jenkins

Kay Jenkins

Program Coordinator

Kay is an integral part of the program department, responsible as part of a team for the planning and execution of Center programming. 


Carolyn Merrick

Carolyn Merrick

Program Coordinator

As a program coordinator, Carolyn plans and implements both online and on-site programs to meet the needs of The Center community.


Virginia Peale

Virginia Peale

Marketing & Communications Director

Virginia works to promote awareness of the organization and supports philanthropy, membership, and programs with print and digital communications from advertising to annual reports. She is also part of the leadership team that collaborates on special projects and strategic planning development.


Deborah Poage

Deborah Poage

Administrative Assistant

As our part-time Administrative Assistant, Deborah offers office support and coordination. 


Trevor Saunders

Trevor Saunders

Facilities Manager

As our Facilities Manager, Trevor oversees the maintenance of the building, its systems, and its grounds, ensuring that things look good and run smoothly. 


Kim Shipley

Kim Shipley

Controller

Kim oversees the financial operations necessary for The Center's successful operation. Along with budgeting, analysis, and reporting, she monitors financial policies and procedures to ensure compliance with relevant statutes and regulations.


Stephanie Spargur

Stephanie Spargur

Greenberry's Assistant Manager

Stephanie is the Assistant Manager of Greenberry's. She helped oversee the opening of café and now works to ensure its success.


Peter Thompson

Peter Thompson

Executive Director

Peter joined The Center as executive director in 1999. He works in conjunction with the Board of Directors to maintain the integrity of the organization's mission and plans and represents The Center on community organization boards, committees, and task forces.


Alex Waltrip

Alex Waltrip

Fitness Coordinator

Alex is our Fitness Coordinator. He plans and teaches fitness classes where individuals can work at their own pace to reach their health and fitness goals. 


KevReyl Wells

KevReyl Wells

Membership Coordinator

KevReyl recently joined The Center as our Membership Coordinator. She oversees the Welcome Desk and works closely with members and visitors, ensuring a welcoming experience for all.