JoAnne McTague

Executive Director

  • 26 year Charlottesville resident

  • 30 years in sales, training and management at American Express 

  • two years restoring homes in Charlottesville

  • animal rescuer

  • avid UVA athletics fan, home designer and yard engineer

  • proud wife, mother, aunt and grandmother

  • University of Virginia 1980


Kathy Woodson


  • lifelong Albemarle County resident

  • 34 years as a manager in financial and human resources at UVA

  • private events coordinator at Albemarle CiderWorks

  • 46 years as a community children's advocate

  • wife of Ronnie, mother of three and "Mimi" of six

  •  loves family, golf, college sports and reading


Greg Baer


  • professional photographer for 26 years.  Greg's photography has been published in magazines, calendars and cards

  • travels the world in search of new images

  • created Corporate Cards - a novel way for many large and small companies to communicate using Greg's inspiring photography

  • former director at American Express - serving sales, sales training and sales management

  • happily married to Clare and enjoys traveling, golf, skiing and hiking

  • Drexel University class of 1983 with a BA in Marketing


Kendrick Kier


  • real estate associate Fisher Auto Parts

  • 21 years in construction, property - business and lease management

  • devoted father to a beautiful 6-year old son

  •  childhood cancer advocate

  • co-founder BRADYSTRONG Foundation

  • fundraising coordinator for any child battling cancer

  • avid and passionate golfer

  • Ferrum College class of 2001 with a BA in Business Administration

Ann Marie Gathright


  • 46 years resident of Albemarle County

  • 36 years business development/sales 

  • proud wife to Gerry

  • mom to Olivia- UVA class of 2017 and Clark - JMU class of 2020

  • Board of the Virginia Oil and Gas Assn

  • longtime advocate and fundraiser for the Jefferson Area Board for Aging (JABA) and the Epilepsy Foundation

  • lover of history, college sports, travel and painting

  • believe we are responsible for each other in this one big human family

  • graduate of Albemarle High School and Mary Baldwin College


Sephida Artis-Mills


  • connected to Yellow Door as a heart mom with a baby girl that needed a heart transplant

  • adamant about promoting Yellow Door 

  • extensive background in marketing and branding

  • managed large campaigns for major companies and brands

  • personal experience provides insight into what the future of Yellow Door looks like

Ashby Kindler


  • 45 years resident of Charlottesville and Albemarle County

  • 40 years in education - principal elementary, middle, high school

  • central office work with homeless, home schooled, homebound and family engagement

  • faculty member/consult for William Glasser International and Glasser Institute for Choice Theory

  • Treasurer, former vestry: St. Luke's Episcopal Church

  • enjoys traveling, hiking, cooking, reading, gardening and local music

  • enthusiastic wife of Mark and mother of Brooke, Becka and Snowden

  • University of Virginia 1980, 1987