Who We Are

Kittie Abell

Kittie Abell

Campaign Director

Kittie came aboard in July 2017 to direct our capital campaign for The Center at Belvedere. As part of the leadership team, she also helps ensure that efforts toward Belvedere are integrated with the ongoing work of the Senior Center.


Jennifer Ayers

Jennifer Ayers

Program Director
Jennifer joined the Center in October 2013. She ensures programs and operations are effective, efficient, and aligned with our mission and values. She also oversees the rental program. Jennifer is part of the Center leadership team along with our philanthropy, finance, marketing, and executive directors.

LaMarke Chapman

LaMarke Chapman

Custodian/Event Facilitator

Marke helps maintain the building and assists with program and event set-ups.


Tamaine Curry

Tamaine Curry

Facilities Coordinator
Tamaine joined the Center in January 2014. He is responsible for cleaning and maintaining the building and grounds, conducting safety reviews, and managing contracted facility service relations.

Emily Durbin

Emily Durbin

Philanthropy Coordinator

Emily joined the staff in September 2017. She provides support for operating and capital fund development, including donor correspondence and event logistics.


Margaret Fitch

Margaret Fitch

Program Coordinator
Margaret joined the staff in 2008. She works closely with program leaders to ensure the Center’s programs are high quality and she coordinates many special events and activities for the Center.

Kirstin Fritz

Kirstin Fritz

Philanthropy Director
Kirstin joined the Senior Center in June 2013. She develops and coordinates programs to expand philanthropic support for operating funds and supports our capital campaign. Kirstin is part of the Center leadership team along with our program, finance, marketing, and executive directors.

Judy Gardner

Judy Gardner

Member & Guest Relations Coordinator
As Member & Guest Relations Coordinator, Judy is the primary liaison for Center members and visitors, working to ensure positive experiences and great communication.

Linda Hahn

Linda Hahn

Travel Coordinator
Linda has been with the Center since 1999. She oversees the travel program as well as individual travel for members. She also coordinates our Facebook page.

Bridget Harrison

Bridget Harrison

Marketing Assistant

Bridget joined the Senior Center in February of 2017.  As a member of the marketing team she works on the newsletter, website, advertisements, and print and digital communications. 


Kimberly Haynes

Kimberly Haynes

Coordinator of Volunteer Resources
Kimberly joined the Center in May 2012. She plans and implements volunteer programs and works with other nonprofits to provide volunteer resources. She also oversees the welcome desk.

Scott Hilles

Scott Hilles

Director of Finance & Operations

Scott joined the staff in May 2017. Part of the leadership team, he is responsible for financial management, human resources, IT, and facility management.


Virginia Peale

Virginia Peale

Marketing & Communications Director
Virginia joined staff of the Center in June 2009. She works to promote awareness of the organization and supports philanthropy, membership, and programs with print and digital communications from advertising to annual reports.

Peter Thompson

Peter Thompson

Executive Director

Peter joined the Center in 1999. A resident of Charlottesville for more than 30 years, he received his undergraduate degree from UVA and his MPA with a concentration in nonprofit management from VCU. While serving from 2006–2012 on the National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC) Delegate Council, a part of the National Council on Aging (NCOA), Peter chaired a national task force on New Models of Senior Centers; the resulting report was published in the Journal for Applied Gerontology. He serves as a NISC accreditation reviewer and standards trainer. Recently, he worked with a small group of his peers to found the Virginia Association of Senior Centers within the Virginia Recreation and Parks Society. This association gives senior centers a greater voice in helping Virginia and its localities prepare for the age wave. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UVA, and Madison House. He was a founding director for the Virginia Network of Nonprofit Organizations (VANNO), serving two years as chair, and for the Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE) in Charlottesville. In 2010, the United Way Thomas Jefferson Area selected Peter for the Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership award.