The Fairfax County Park Foundation Board of Directors has elected officers to lead as the fundraising arm for the Park Authority from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2022 at its May 19, 2020 annual meeting.
Michael Gailliot was elected as Chair for the new term. He is a real estate professional with Century 21 New Millennium in Alexandria, Virginia. Gailliot has volunteered with and supported the Park Foundation for many years prior to election.
Anita Herrera is the Vice Chair. Herrera is the General Counsel for Nodal Exchange, LLC and Nodal Clear, LLC and has over 20 years of legal experience. She has been a resident of Fairfax County for more than 20 years. She is a golf enthusiast and enjoys the Fairfax County golf courses.
Rich Harpe will be the new Treasurer of the Board. He is a Private Client Services Tax Senior Director at BDO and has more than 29 years of knowledge and experience handling complex tax issues. Harpe lives in Oak Hill with his family who enjoy visits to Frying Pan Farm Park.
Amy Sonderman was elected to serve as Secretary. She is the Director of Convention and Global Stakeholder Engagement at U.S. Pharmacopeia, where she oversees alliance development with the public health community. Sonderman and her family are frequent users of Clemyjontri and other Fairfax County parks.
“I’m honored to join fellow Park Foundation board officers and directors to enrich Fairfax County’s 427 parks, which are critical to the physical and mental health of our community,” stated Chairman Gailliot. “Donations help fund local camps and classes, which aligns with the One Fairfax Policy affirming that all deserve an equal opportunity to succeed.”
The Fairfax County Park Foundation supports the Fairfax County Park Authority by raising private funds, obtaining grants, and creating partnerships that supplement tax dollars to meet our community’s needs for park land, facilities, and services. Visit the Park Foundation or call them at 703-324-8582.