Jane Bauknecht

 Executive Director

Katie Devolites

Assistant Director

I graduated from Shenandoah University in 2016 with a Bachelors degree in Psychology and Public Health. My husband and I welcomed our first baby into the world on January 30, 2018. I have been with the Center since September 2018.

Dana Ankers, RN

I became a Licensed Practical Nurse in 1985 and a Registered Nurse in 2000. I live in Luray with my husband, Steve, a dog and a cat. We have two married children, Julie and David. I have been at the Center for 14 years. It is an uplifting, happy place to be for me and I know it is for many other people too.

Huei-Yi (Whitney) Lan

  Activity Director

I began work at the Center in 2014 after completing my internship here. I graduated from the Master of Music Therapy program at Shenandoah University in 2017. The next year, I got married and my girl joined our family in 2020. I love to travel for discovering the world and experience different cultures. The Center and our participants bring me a lot of blessings and joy. I always enjoy doing the music program with them.


  Dawn Clarke

Administrative Assistant

I came to the ACC in 2009 as a volunteer and began working here in 2010. I have been married for 20 years and I have two children. The Center brings me great joy. I am thankful for my second family!

Louise Robinson

Certified Nursing Assistant

I have been a CNA for 28 years. I am the proud mom of one son and grandma to four beautiful grandchildren. I have been with the Center for six years.

Carol Peterson

Certified Nursing Assistant

I am a wife and mom of four children. I have five grandchildren. I highly regard God first in life. I came to Winchester 25 years ago from Maryland and I have been a CNA for 40 years. One of my soul missions is to help people. I feel I am right where I need to be. 



Dana Summers

        Kitchen Coordinator/Program Assistant

I have two children, and seven grandchildren. I have been doing kitchen work and serving for 30 years. I have a great love for seniors and working here has been a joy and a pleasure. Some jobs are just a job, but every day, I look forward to walking through that door and coming to work. I love being here. 

Marilyn Hamilton, RN

I became a Registered Nurse in order to provide nursing care at the Center. I have four children, who are thriving in their different careers.


 Board of Directors

Linda Shimer, President


I have been the chairman of the fundraising committee at the Adult Care Center for three years. I am a retired Speech Language Pathologist. I volunteer at the Center one to two times a week helping with activities including the Music Program. I am very active in my church, Braddock Street United Methodist Church. I have two grown sons and a granddaughter in California and two cats that keep me company.

Tess Newcome, Vice – President

MS Applied Behavioral Analysis

A very proud momma of two very beautiful children, inside & out. A wife to the most supportive husband on earth. The outside is my sanctuary, it’s my peaceful escape. Family & nature are my true loves!

Chris Francis, Treasurer

It is an honor and a privilege to be a Board Member of the Adult Care Center of the NSV. My family, Church and the community are important to me. They are an integral part of my mission in serving others.

Rosalie Lewis, Secretary

I moved to Winchester, VA in 2003 and for the first time in my life, live very close to my work. I have two grown sons and two adorable granddaughters that keep me on my toes! I have a real passion for nursing which has been a 47 – year, amazing adventure. New to the ACC Board, I look forward to working with very talented professionals that support a great cause – our aging population.

Joyce Casey

 I am a native of Frederick County and a graduate of James Wood High School.  Also I’m a graduate of Mary Washington College and have a Master’s Degree from Georgetown University. I held positions at the Korean Embassy and the Organization of American States in Washington, D. C. I’m a retired middle school teacher, having much fun and caring for 32 years.  I am currently a circulation aide at the Handley Library. I have two sons and eight grandchildren, five of whom are adults and three youngsters.  My husband and I adore our two golden retrievers, Kate and Grace.  I became a great-grandmother recently, and I still live in Frederick County.

Ann B. Colson


I am married with two grown children, and two grandchildren. I have lived in this area most of my life. After 40 years, I have recently retired as a Registered Nurse from the Winchester Medical Center ICU. I have two siblings, Sally Booth Stryker and David Booth.

Dr. Mariecken Fowler


I head the Memory Care Clinic of Winchester Neurological Consultants and am one of three Neurologists in the U.S. who is triple boarded in: Neurology, Behavioral/Cognitive Neurology, and Neuroimaging. In my free time I enjoy running with friends (including a yearly half marathon), traveling, and relaxing with my husband Jeff, two sons and golden retriever, “Dutch”.

Rebecca G. Morrison


I am a clinical psychologist specializing in health and wellness as well as psychotherapy for issues such as depression, anxiety, and trauma history. I particularly enjoy working with patients who have chronic health issues and their family members/caretakers. Born and raised in Winchester, VA and Inwood, WV areas, my love of family, friends and community have kept me close to home. I am active in the community and stay busy with my nine-year-old twins.

Janet Murphy

I am originally from New Jersey where I was a Remedial Reading Teacher and an elementary grade teacher for 29 years. My husband, of 43 years, and I retired and moved to Winchester five years ago to be near our two girls and our three granddaughters. My passion for singing includes church choirs, a women’s choir for 20 years and a SATB choir for 12 years. I attend Braddock Street UMC and sing in the sanctuary choir. I work with the Backpack feeding program and Reading Buddies through the church. I look forward to working with the Adult Care Center.

Jeannie Shiley


I am the President and Chief Executive Officer at Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury.  SVWC is a lifecare retirement community located in Winchester, VA. I attend Paynes Chapel United Methodist Church and am a member of the Winchester Rotary Club. I also serve on the LeadingAge Virginia Board. I am a graduate of Shepherd College with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and am a certified aging services professional. My favorite thing is spending time with my family especially my grandchildren. I live in Bunker Hill, WV with my husband of 31 years.

Varina “Vee” Tavenner

I have lived in the Winchester area since 1970. I have a husband, Steve, and two adult sons. I graduated from JMU in 1983 with a double major in psychology and social work. I retired in 2017 after having worked thirty-three years for the Social Security Administration. I enjoy sports, music, spending time with family and friends and walking our dog, Sadie. The ACC provides wonderful services to adults in our community. It is an honor to be serving on the board of the ACC with such dedicated staff and board members.



Diane Shipe

I became involved with the Adult Care Center when I brought my Dad to the Center in 2004. He attended for three years; the Center’s activities and staff brought joy to his life during a difficult period. My background is in health services administration. I became a member of the Board of Directors and subsequently served as Board Chair and Secretary. After serving the maximum number of terms on the Board, I have continued my involvement as a volunteer. I did quilting with the ladies for several years. Now I play Life Stories with participants on Wednesday mornings. My husband Chris and I are Honorary Members of the Board of Directors. 



Caroline Hendry-MacDonald

    I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Shepherd University in 1993. I live in Winchester, VA with my son. I am the Owner and Instructor of Boyce’s Martial Arts since 1990. I hold a 5th degree Black Belt in Mixed Martial Arts. I enjoy hiking, kayaking, running, reading and traveling. I started volunteering in May of 2017 at the Adult Care Center. I enjoy spending time getting to know all of the participants at the Adult Care Center and giving back as much as I can. 


                  Crystal Spaid

Kate Petranech

Much of my life, professionally-speaking, has been spent in my head, creating marketing campaigns and writing advertising copy for clients in the DC area ranging from National Geographic Society to IBM.
So, when it came time to downshift into a slower lane, I sought a different kind of work — the sort that engages one’s heart.
Happily, I found it as a volunteer at the Adult Care Center. Watching the staff assist those we serve, has shown me the incredible power of even the smallest gesture, when it’s done with a smile; how looking directly into someone’s eyes is the surest path to their heart, and a daily serving of loving kindness is the most powerful medicine on earth.
The lessons now inform my life — a steady reminder to open my heart and be present to those around me … especially those who need my love and care.