Mary Baldwin University Taps New Community Ambassadors

Mary Baldwin University has appointed 14 community members this month to serve on its Advisory Board of Visitors, an organization comprised of alumni and friends of the university who help promote the mission of the institution, assist with special events, and help students through personal development and leadership training.

“It is an honor to be chosen for this responsibility, said Capt. Mark Black, superintendent of Fishburne Military School, one of the new board members. “I have chosen to serve in education after a 30-year career in the Navy and to live in the Staunton-Augusta-Waynesboro area. Accepting this role will enable me to hopefully advance both education and the area simultaneously.”

The new members may serve on the board until June 2019. In addition to Black, other appointees include:


Mike Adams

Operations Excellence Leader

Hershey Chocolate of Virginia


Tish Blackwell ’13

Communications and Marketing Manager

Shenandoah Valley Partnership


Cynthia Burnett

Assistant HR Director

Staunton City Schools


Ryan Danraj


Virginia Panel


Phillip Dixon

Founder and President

Aspect Media, Inc.


Kevin Hall

Senior Process Analyst

McKee Foods Corporation


Mark D. Journell

Sourcing Manager

Daikin Applied – Staunton Manufacturing Operations


Mark LaRosa

Vice President Business Development and Chief Strategy Officer

Augusta Health


Daniel Mowry


Nelson, McPherson, Summers, and Santos, L.C.


Daniel O’Connor

Vice President of Human Resources and Clinical Integration

Augusta Health


Benjamin Roe

Executive Director

Heifetz International Music Institute


Sheryl Wagner

Director of Tourism

City of Staunton


Glenda Western ’86

Brewery Controller

Miller Coors