The Board of Trustees of the Williamsburg Community Health Foundation has named outgoing Williamsburg Mayor Jeanne Zeidler as its new president. In making the announcement today, Board Chairman Nancy Campbell praised Zeidler as a visionary and energetic leader with proven success in executive positions.
“Jeanne’s demonstrated leadership in public service, her collaborative management style and her ability to bring organizations together to work toward common objectives so evident in the positions she has held, as well as the respect she enjoys within our community make her the ideal candidate to lead the Foundation into the next decade,” Campbell said.
In presenting her candidacy, Search Committee Chair Virginia McLaughlin noted Zeidler’s excellent communication skills, as well as her past experience with grant making and knowledge of the community she will serve. “While other outstanding candidates interviewed demonstrated expertise in various aspects of Health Foundation activities, Jeanne clearly brings to us the most comprehensive leadership attributes we could hope for in a new president,” McLaughlin said.
In accepting her new role, Zeidler praised board members for their commitment to the present and future health of the community. She
noted the expertise within the staff, particularly that of Vice President Rene Cabral-Daniels and Vice President Betsy Finch, who served as interim co-directors. Zeidler expressed her eagerness to work with both the staff and area healthcare professionals in achieving the Foundation’s vision of “being a vital resource for strengthening the health and wellbeing of people living in Williamsburg and surrounding counties.”
Zeidler will start May 10.
Since its inception in 1997, the foundation has contributed more than $40 million to area healthcare programs and providers.