Fiona came to the Obici Healthcare Foundation in October 2018 from the Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast where she was the Corporate Giving Manager, a member of the council’s philanthropy department, and served as a grant writer. She sought support for capital projects, outdoor adventure programs, new STEM curriculum and various other programs.
Fiona will focus on developing the Foundation’s new strategy around Capacity Building. “I look forward to working alongside organizations throughout our service area, learning more about how they address needs and aid our communities. The Foundation’s innovative investment in capacity building will help local organizations in their continuous quest to develop, expand, and refine their quality of programs and services. I welcome the opportunity to collaboratively create solutions to help fundamentally generate more measurable and sustainable change in our impact radius.”
Fiona is a native of Saint Lucia and migrated to Virginia as a youth. She graduated from the University of Virginia where she double-majored in African and African-American Studies and Sociology. After serving as a research assistant for the Curry School of Education’s Youth-Nex Center, Fiona joined Americorps, helping improve post-secondary matriculation for students in Fluvanna County.
Gina Lilley is Obici Healthcare Foundation’s Administrative Assistant. Her role includes supporting program staff with appointments, phone calls and calendars. She performs grant entry and ongoing management and maintenance of the grants database.
Gina will also organize and prepare materials for the Grant Committee of the Board of Directors. She coordinates arrangements for additional staff meetings and workshops and manages phone calls, fax and emails related to grantmaking.
Gina comes to the Obici Healthcare Foundation with eight years of experience as an administrative assistant at the YMCA of South Hampton Roads.
Jessica Mullen is a Program Officer at the foundation and has over 15 years of experience in public health. She came to Obici Healthcare Foundation in June 2019 from Bon Secours Health System where she was a Health Promotion Coordinator for the Hampton Roads market. Prior to Bon Secours Jessica work for the Portsmouth Health Department as a Health Educator and then a Healthy Communities Coordinator. During her tenure with the health department, Jessica worked on health policy and systems and environmental changes to positively impact the Portsmouth community.
Jessica will be working on the Foundation’s grantmaking related to Strengthening the Safety Net and Improving Maternal Child Health. “I was born and raised in Western Tidewater, I look forward to working alongside organizations across the service area to create effective and long-term positive health outcomes for my community.”
Jessica is a graduate of East Carolina University where she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science and from Old Dominion University where she earned her Master’s in Public Administration.