Alexandria Brief: Living Legends Elects New Board Members

Alexandria Brief: Living Legends Elects New Board Members

Several new members have been elected to the Living Legends of Alexandria’s board of directors. The new members add experience in nonprofit management, event management, nonprofit legal consulting, grant writing, fundraising and marketing.

  • Jennifer Ayers is an independent consultant to nonprofit organizations. She is the secretary of the board of directors of PRS, Inc., an organization serving Northern Virginia and D.C., providing a myriad of services to those with mental illness or facing a crisis. She is an active member of her community and has resided in Alexandria since 2000 with her husband, two children and dog.

  • Jason Fuchs is a leader in the Alexandria community, investing time and experience to lead others in social good. He is dedicated to improving the lives of children through his non-profit work with Kiwanis and through his weekly trips to local preschools where he has the opportunity to read to children. In addition to spending time with his fiancée, Leslie, Jason enjoys a variety of outdoor sports.

  • Jennifer Gniady has a law practice specializing in nonprofit organizations. She is on the board of the Junior Friends of The Campagna Center, co-chairing the Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend to serve Alexandria's children and families. Gniady is a graduate of Syracuse University and earned her J.D. at Fordham. She and her husband, Russell Stoll, have three children.

  • Sally E. Richards, J.D., came to the Alexandria area from northeastern Ohio where she managed her own law firm. While she has been exploring a new career in the nonprofit sector, she has volunteered for many Alexandria area organizations including Volunteer Alexandria where she assisted with grant-writing and fundraising and Del Ray Business Association in helping with cultural and civic events.

  • Brian Story, an Alexandria native, serves as the vice president for the Del Ray Business Association. He graduated from Virginia Tech in 2009 and worked as a chemistry teacher in Fauquier County. His family continues to work after 60 years of service in Alexandria as police officers and in city administration. He advises families and businesses, helping develop and manage their financial goals.

  • Paul Williams spends most of his time working at Idea Sandbox, the brand and marketing agency that helps companies stand out from their competition. For fun, he and his wife Shannon write, publish, and market a series of children's picture books called “KeeKee's Big Adventures.”

  • Kathleen Baker will chair LLA’s new Family Legends/Education committee. Baker, an artist, educator and advocate, was herself recognized in 2015 as a Living Legend of Alexandria for her founding leadership of Alexandria-Caen Sister Cities, Opera Americana, Alexandria Arts Forum, and her innovative approaches to child music education. Her board service includes KSMET (now the Old Town Business and Professional Association), the Alexandria Symphony, and the International Visitors Information Service of Washington, D.C.