Annette Beuchler is the president and CEO of Obici Healthcare Foundation. Annette’s role is to help guide the Foundation’s grantmaking and strategic initiatives; evaluate the Foundation’s impact; provide leadership in the community; and maintain relationships with the Foundation’s partners and Board of Directors while upholding the Foundation’s mission.
Mrs. Beuchler joined Obici Healthcare Foundation in January of 2017. She has 20 years of philanthropic experience. She previously served as the Director of Programs & Communications at The Rapides Foundation located in Alexandria, Louisiana. Mrs. Beuchler spent more than 15 years at The Rapides Foundation, where she was responsible for the development and implementation of the Foundation’s strategic initiatives including oversight of all program activities. She also led The Rapides Foundation’s internal and external communications; maintained strategic partnerships with local, state, regional and national groups; and planned, developed, and marketed major programs, projects and events. Her work resulted in strengthening The Rapides Foundation’s capacity to serve its population through strategic impact-driven initiatives.
Mrs. Beuchler earned both her B.S. degree and an M.B.A. in Healthcare Administration from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette. She is also board certified in healthcare management as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. She has completed the 2014 Southeastern Council on Foundations Advanced Leadership Institute and the 2019 Hampton Roads, Civic Leadership Institute. Mrs. Beuchler is a member of the Suffolk Rotary Club and Suffolk Sister Cities.
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.
Victoria Maston is the Director of Administration at the Foundation and is responsible for the management of the grants database, contracting with grantees, balancing financial statements and grant payments. Victoria comes to the Obici Healthcare Foundation with 6+ years of experience in accounting and finance and previously worked at The Franklin Johnston Group. She is a current member of the Virginia Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs.
Victoria has earned her Bachelor of Science from Virginia Commonwealth University and her graduate degree in accounting from Liberty University and is currently in the process of working towards her CPA designation.
In her free time, she enjoys running, surfing, reading books that were turned into movies, and playing intramural sports such as dodgeball and kickball.
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.
Diane Nelms is the Communications Manager at the Foundation and is responsible for planning, developing and implementing internal and external communications. She manages the annual report, newsletters, marketing/educational materials and the website. Working with the Foundation program officers, she will assist grantees in communicating their work in the community.
Diane comes to the Obici Healthcare Foundation following an 9+ year career in the Advancement Office of Nansemond-Suffolk Academy where she was the editor of the Fleur-de-Lis magazine and Publications Coordinator. She was also on the Washington, DC, legislative staff of former United States Senator John Warner.
Diane graduated from West Virginia Wesleyan College with a BA in Political Science and Economics.
Anna Roberts is the Foundation Executive Assistant. This busy role includes supporting and assisting the President and CEO with the management of a variety of projects simultaneously as well as the assisting with coordination of events to support the Board, Board Committees and the Foundation.
Other duties include: facilitation of special projects and events, the coordination of all office related functions including operations, monthly documentation of organizational activities, contracts, maintenance of office equipment, software operations and staff and leave management.
Anna comes to the Obici Healthcare Foundation with 8+ years of experience in the healthcare industry.
Sarah Taylor is a Program Officer at the Foundation and has over 15 years of experience in helping to make communities healthier. She came to the Obici Healthcare Foundation in July 2017 from the YMCA of South Hampton Roads where she was the Association Director for Healthy Living, focusing on community health in Hampton Roads, northeastern North Carolina, and the Eastern Shore.
Sarah will be working on the Foundation’s grantmaking related to Healthy Behaviors. “I am looking forward to being a catalyst and support system for partnership and innovation in the area. Enhancing access to healthy food and creating opportunities for safe physical activity will help Western Tidewater become a healthier community. I truly believe that through collaboration we can move the mark where we live. More than that, we can create a community in which everyone not only has the opportunity to make healthy choices, but those are the choices they want to make!”
Sarah is a graduate of Old Dominion University where she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration.