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Carol L. Sale, RN MSN informed the WHF Board of Trustees and staff that she plans to step down as President and CEO

At the end of August 2022, Carol L. Sale, RN MSN informed the WHF Board of Trustees and staff that she plans to step down as President and CEO of the Williamsburg Health Foundation at the end of this calendar year due to family health concerns. “It has been my privilege to serve the Greater Williamsburg community in this role and I look forward to watching the growth and good work of this Foundation as it continues to improve the health and well-being of those living in our community in partnership with so many dedicated nonprofits and other organizations”. The Board of Trustees has formed a Search Committee and will be posting the position to accept applications from prospective candidates in the coming weeks. Please check back for further information on this process.

Williamsburg Health Foundation Announces Grants for June 2022

On Monday, June 6, 2022, the Board of Trustees of the Williamsburg Health Foundation (WHF) met and approved 22 grants worth nearly four million dollars.  “This is the second year of implementation of our most recent strategic plan,” said Carol L. Sale, WHF President and CEO. “We are pleased to be investing strategically in so many good causes and programs impacting the health of our community,”

            Under the strategic goal to “Target behavioral and social risk factors that influence the health of individuals throughout the life span,” the largest funded program is SHIP, the School Health Initiative Program. Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools partner with WHF, teachers, students, parents, and other community partners to build life-long, healthy habits in schools.

“We continue to see our community’s children interested and participating in healthy clubs and activities like gardening, Zumba, cooking, and running clubs thanks to the SHIP program,” said Sale.

According to Senior Program Officer, Bill D. Pribble, “The annual Run the DOG 5K and Sleighbell 5K both demonstrate how successful this program is.  Not only do hundreds of students participate annually but also their family members and school faculty and staff.  At the Foundation, we believe that SHIP participation among Williamsburg-area school children will make ours a healthier community both now and in the future.”

            The largest share of grants in this first round of grants for 2022 is to “Strengthen the healthcare safety-net for uninsured and underinsured individuals.” This goal encompasses the following three areas: advanced primary care, behavioral health services, and medication access, and all three areas received significant investment.

            Over the past few years, WHF has looked at how to effectively fund the provision of prescription medications within our community.  As the grants to the clinics demonstrate, WHF has believed the most effective manner for making sure safety-net patients receive prescription medication is to embed those services entirely within the individual clinics. “The approach of giving the clinics management of their own patient assistance programs is proving to be the most cost-effective and direct for our community,” said Sale.

            “Our entire staff and board are laser focused on how to most effectively and strategically support the health of our community,” said Sale.

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Older Adults: Where We Are and Where We’re Going

“Older Adults: Where We Are and Where We’re Going,” new research from the Williamsburg Health Foundation, provides both qualitative and quantitative data to inform and catalyze collaborative approaches to making ours a more age-friendly community. With a higher percentage of older adults than a typical Virginia community, Greater Williamsburg has the opportunity to improve overall community well-being and quality of life though a focus on this important and diverse population. The Williamsburg Health Foundation looks forward to working with various partners in this worthwhile endeavor.

For more information, contact Paulette Parker at Williamsburg Health Foundation.

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and Executive Summary

WHF Welcomes New Trustees for 2022

WILLIAMSBURG — The Williamsburg Health Foundation welcomes three new trustees in 2022. “These individuals have each demonstrated significant commitment to leadership in our community,” said Carol L. Sale, President and CEO, of the Williamsburg Health Foundation. “We are honored that they have extended that commitment to leadership to this foundation.”

    Andrea M. Donnor

    Andrea M. Donnor

    Andrea M. Donnor is a graduate of Wellesley College and Harvard Business School. She is the director of Platform Marketing Operations at Capital One Financial in Richmond. A member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, she has served the Hampton Roads community in many leadership roles.
    Cheri Green

    Cheri Green

    Cheri Green is a graduate of the College of William & Mary. She is the Senior Vice President of Private Banking at Old Point National Bank. Ms. Green has served on local nonprofit boards including as board chair of the Greater Williamsburg Alliance and Habitat for Humanity. She is a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.
    Robert A. Whitehead, SR

    Robert A. Whitehead, SR

    Robert A. Whitehead, SR. is the Pastor of New Zion Baptist Church in Williamsburg. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University and earned his Master’s of Divinity from Virginia Union University and his Doctor of Ministry from Regent University. He has led New Zion for thirty years with an emphasis on community involvement, education, mentoring, health, and stewardship. He led community outreach for the Greater Williamsburg COVID-19 vaccination effort.

    Board officers for 2022 are:
    Chair:            Jackson “Jack” C. Tuttle, II
    Vice-Chair:   Beth F. Davis, RN
    Treasurer:    Alfred L. Woods
    Secretary:     Carol L. Sale, RN, MSN

    Other foundation news:
    Williamsburg Health Foundation is proud to announce the promotion of Bill D. Pribble to Senior Program Officer.

    Wheelchairs, Canes, Lifts and More: F.R.E.E. of Williamsburg Gives Area Residents the Gift of Independence and Safety All Year Long

    Tucked away in a bright, clean building in York County next to the Sentara Williamsburg Hospital, is a full storehouse that rivals any North Pole workshop. There one finds a special organization, F.R.E.E., which all year long gives area residents the gift of the equipment they need to stay safe and be mobile and independent at the same time.

    F.R.E.E. stands for the Foundation for Rehabilitation Equipment & Endowment. The organization is a nonprofit organization based in Virginia. F.R.E.E. collects, sanitizes, and gives away a range of mobility-related rehabilitation equipment to low-income uninsured or under-insured adults in Virginia.

    ​Eligible individuals can apply for the following types of equipment:

    ​Manual and power wheelchairs

    Walkers and wheeled walkers

    Canes and crutches

    Bath and toilet aids

    Hoyer lifts and

    Other specialty equipment.

    According to a medical professional who supports F.R.E.E., “The equipment provided makes the client more independent in their home and safer by decreasing their fall risk.”

     “F.R.E.E. is a program were neighbors help neighbors. We collect medical equipment from the community that is abandoned or no longer needed. We utilize these unused resources to meet the needs of others. It’s incredibly practical and the right thing to do. It just makes sense,” says Robin Ramsey, Executive Director of F.R.E.E.

     “The Williamsburg Health Foundation has been proud to support F.R.E.E. since they first came to Williamsburg. In fact, we have seen the whole community support F.R.E.E. Sentara Williamsburg has given it a home since the beginning,” says Carol Sale, President and CEO of the Williamsburg Health Foundation.

     A recipient of a FREE walker shared his experience. “I needed a walker that could support me because of my height and frozen shoulder. I needed a walker with forearm extension, and my insurance would not cover it. After completing my application, I had my walker in no time. Now I can walk in comfort without having to worry about losing my balance.”

     F.R.E.E. has six Virginia locations: Roanoke, Richmond, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, Lynchburg, and Winchester. To contact the Williamsburg location, call (757) 707-4741; fax (757) 337-5032; or email To learn more about their programs, including their Williamsburg location, visit