leading by example

Honorary Co-Chairs
Dr. and Mrs. Gary R. Zeevi

Fundraising Chairs
Nancy Plageman 
Carmella Bladergroen

St. Mary’s Hospital’s Volunteer Auxiliary Leaders

Gerald Katz, President
A. Franklin Brogdon, Treasurer

Committee Members

Trish Fawcett
Jennifer Goins
Pamela Hacker
J. Stephen Lindsey
Charles Plageman
Connie Petock, R.N.
Stefanie and Karl Smith
Paul Thompson 
Peggy Wilson

“Our volunteers and staff regard the Guest House as a ministry. We listen, we hug, we hold hands and we wipe away tears. Often our guests will return to give the staff updates on their loved one’s progress.” - Trish Fawcett, director of volunteers

“There are always more people who need the service than we have the ability to take care of.  So, we are delighted to help create this new Facility."  - Jerry Katz, St. Mary's Volunteer Auxiliary president 

“As Bon Secours Virginia’s medical programs grow, we are able to reach patients from a far wider geographic area. Many of these advanced therapies require extended stays for the families as well as the patients. The Guest House Program may provide the only way these families can stay, support and nurture their loved one during their treatment.”
—Dr. Gary R. Zeevi, medical director for the Advanced Heart Failure Center and the honorary co-chair of the Guest House fundraising initiative

Read more about what people are saying.

Click here to read our article from the Winter 2011 Spirit.