The Foundation Welcomes Three New Board Members

Three new members have joined our Governing Board (from left to right): Antwon Brinson, Diane Schmidt, and Kristin L. Henningsen.

Brinson is the owner and CEO of Culinary Concepts AB, which was founded in 2018 and provides high-impact, motivational training in the food service industry. Prior to that he was the executive chef at Common House and cooked at restaurants and resorts around the country. He is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, in Hyde Park, New York.

Schmidt is Associate Head of School for Operations and CFO for St. Anne’s-Belfield, Inc. She is responsible for an annual budget of more than $20 million, runs the schools’ operations, maintaining grounds, and overseeing risk management. She received degrees from JMU and Mary Washington and is a graduate of Leadership Charlottesville.

Henningsen is the Managing Director of the operations division of CornerStone Partners, an Outsourced CIO firm in Charlottesville. CornerStone manages about $11 billion in assets for fourteen not-for-profit clients. Prior to joining CornerStone, she worked for a large regional accounting firm and an investment banking firm.