Our Staff & Board Members

Our Staff

Executive Director: Gilbert Brooker 
Gil Brooker was born in Buffalo, NY in January 1944, but spent most of his youth and early married years in the suburban Cleveland and Chicago areas. He graduated from Marquette University in January 1966 and married Frances Elizabeth (Betsy) Sloan in February 1968. They have two sons and nine grandchildren. They moved to Virginia from Palatine, Illinois in 1978, and moved from Fairfax to Marshall, VA in 1984. He retired after 30 years of retail property management. Upon joining Hospice Support as an employee in 2005, he moved to Washington, VA to make his hobby of hiking in the mountains more convenient. From 1989 to 2005, he was both a patient care volunteer and a board member for Hospice Support; from 2005 to 2012, he was the community outreach director; and from 2012 to the present, he has held the position of executive director.

Community Outreach Director: Lauren Krastins

Patient Care Coordinator: Mittie Wallace, R.N., M.S.

Board Members

The Board includes investment and banking specialists, an attorney, doctors and nurses, educators, and business professionals.  

Susan Rae Helander, President
A Town of Warrenton resident for the last 20 years, Susan joined the Board of Hospice Support of Fauquier County in 2013 and has served as president since 2015. Susan’s interest in Hospice Support was a result of her knowledge and use of the equipment loan closet in 2012; she has been vocal about her support and growth of this free service. She has been a commissioner on the Town of Warrenton Planning Commission since 2012, and a member of The Partnership for Warrenton's Board of Directors, treasurer, and chair of the Design Committee. Susan is the Founder of the Warrenton Tree Board and The Pruning School. Prior to starting First Virginia Community Management in 2012, she spent 20 years in the landscape industry, has a Landscape Design Certificate from George Washington University and was a Certified Horticulturist. She has been a Master Gardener in both Fairfax and Fauquier Counties since 1986.

Wanda Wiser, Treasurer
Wanda G. Wiser, a retired accountant, was born in Alexandria VA, where she lived for 30 years. She and her husband, George, moved to Broad Run, VA in 1975. Between them, they have three children, five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Her career in accounting began in 1963 at Hardware Center Inc., a wholesale hardware firm, where she worked her way from file clerk to comptroller. In 1979, she became comptroller at Jack Kent Cooke Incorporated, whose holdings included the Washington Redskins NFL team, the Chrysler Building in NYC, the LA Daily News, and cable TV holdings throughout the US. In 1985, she was promoted to treasurer and corporate secretary for the company and all its subsidiaries. In 1987, she was appointed to the Board of Directors and promoted to vice president of finance. In her position as VP-Finance, she was responsible for and prepared all corporate tax returns as well as Mr. Cooke’s personal returns.

She retired from JKC in 1995, but returned to the company in 1997, the year of the owner’s death. Wanda was appointed as one of seven co-executors of Mr. Cooke’s billion-dollar estate. She was responsible for all accounting and reporting to the commissioner of accounts in Fauquier County, VA. The estate was finally closed in 2014.

Wanda was appointed to the Board of Directors of Hospice Support of Fauquier County, Inc. in 2010 and became its treasurer in 2014.

Reverend James H. Cirillo, Chaplain
Reverend James Cirillo is a native Virginian with a wife and three sons. He has been ordained for 33 years and served churches in South Dakota, South Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia. He is currently the rector of Grace Episcopal Church in Casanova, where he has served for 13 years. 

Reverend Cirillo graduated from Emory and Henry College with a Bachelor of Arts in biology. He received a Master of Divinity degree from Virginia Theological Seminary.

He has been a volunteer chaplain to FOP Lodge 11 in Chester County, PA; Tredyffrin Police Dept. in Tredyffrin Township, PA; Buckingham Police Dept. in Buckingham, PA; Virginia Defense Force, and Hospice Support of Fauquier County. He is in the process of becoming chaplain for the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Dept. in Fauquier County, VA.

His hobbies include gardening and hunting, and he and his wife, Dale, raise chickens on their little piece of heaven in Casanova. Two golden retrievers round out the compliment of animals on their small homestead.

Dr. Samuel J. Lloyd, Medical Director 
Dr. Samuel J. Lloyd has been a practicing physician in Fauquier County for over 40 years. For the first 20 years, he was an obstetrician-gynecologist. During the last ten years, his practice has been limited to gynecology. 

His educational background includes a B.A. degree from Princeton University and a medical degree from Johns Hopkins. He completed his medical training in OB/GYN at Magee Women's Hospital, University of Pittsburgh. During his medical training, he published several papers dealing with various medical research endeavors. His medical training was interrupted by his service in the U.S. Army where he was stationed at Ft. Gordon, GA and spent one year in the Republic of South Vietnam.  

Dr. Lloyd has resided in Fauquier County for 41 years. He has six children and eleven grandchildren spaced across the country from Virginia and Long Island to St. Louis and Albuquerque, NM.

He is an active parishioner in Cacina Catholic Church. He is currently serving on the Princeton University Alumni Schools Committee.

William J. Clair
William J. Clair (Bill) hails from Rochester, NY. He holds a B.A. degree from St. John Fisher College and a M.S. in history from the University of Wisconsin (Madison). He served with the U.S. Navy as an air intelligence office with Attack Squadron 35 embarked on the U.S.S. Saratoga. He remained with the U.S. Navy Reserve, attaining the rank of lieutenant commander. After teaching social studies in the Rochester, NY City School District, he relocated to the Washington, DC area to join the U.S. Civil Service. In 1965, he was appointed to the U.S. Foreign Service and spent the next 15 years posted on assignment to Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia; Asmara, Eritrea; Nairobi, Keny; and Port Louis, Mauritius. He retired from active service in 1993 but has remained as an independent contractor serving private and government clients worldwide. He moved to the Warrenton/Marshall area over twenty years ago. He is married to Judy Clair, a retired family counselor who was also a vice president and longtime member of the Board of Hospice Support. They have three grown married children — one in Los Angeles; one in Erie, Colorado; and one in Sterling, VA. He has five grandchildren. Bill has been a Board Member of the Hospice Support of Fauquier County for over five years. He is also on the Board of Directors of the Bellevue Land Owners Council, and the Fauquier County Preservation and Heritage Foundation.

Joseph Cunningham
Joe Cunningham has more than 45 years of experience in corporate management, information management and operations, and professional services. Currently he serves as President of Able Forces Professional Services, a professional services consulting company. He is also Executive Vice President of Able Forces, a 501(c) (3) non-profit that works with the Federal Ability One Program to hire 100% of its employees out of the severely-disabled wounded warrior pool. 

Joe Cunningham was born and grew up in New York City, focused on accounting and data processing at Pace University, and moved to Virginia in 1983.

A Navy veteran, he belongs to many defense and information technology forums, is schooled in Federal Emergency Management operations, and has co-chaired a biodefense-working group with former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore. He was the founding secretary of the National Defense Industry Association’s Homeland Security Division. He and his wife, Maryanne, have three children and five grandchildren and make their home in Delaplane, where they own and operate Miracle Valley Vineyards.

Peggy Doyle
Peggy Doyle is a clinical nurse specialist in psychiatric nursing at a private practice in Warrenton, VA. She relocated from Springfield, VA to Warrenton in 1999.

She taught flying for many years at Andrews Air force Base Aero Club, Quantico Marine Base Aero Club, and at other airports in the area. She has been a nurse since 1961 and has worked in many nursing specialties with a psychiatric nursing specialty since 1978.

Her favorite activity is to combine her love for flying and her desire to help others. She is able to do this through Compassion Airlift where she flies patients and their loved ones to receive specialized medical care throughout the Eastern United States.

Peggy volunteers her time as a trustee with the Amelia Earhart Scholarship Fund, which supports women in pursuing careers in aviation. She participates with the Prayer Shawl Ministry at her church and is a member of the Board of Hospice Support of Fauquier County. 

Peggy and her husband Rick, a retired Air Force pilot, live on their farm with their four horses and two dogs. Between them, they share five adult children, thirteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Dr. Raymond F. Maguire 
Dr. Raymond Francis Maguire was born in Jersey City, NJ, and graduated from Saint Peter’s College in the same city. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed an internship in straight medicine at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Maguire returned to Georgetown University, where he completed a pathology residency. He went to the New England Deaconess Hospital, a teaching hospital in Boston, became a captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, and finished a residency at New England Deaconess Hospital.  

Dr. Maguire received a faculty appointment as a staff pathologist at Harvard Medical School. He also served as a staff pathologist with Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma with a University of Oklahoma Medical School appointment. He is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology, hematology and blood banking, and is licensed in Virginia, Oklahoma and Massachusetts.

Sally Marks
Sally C. Marks is a Senior Vice President and Senior Trust Officer at The Fauquier Bank and leader of Wealth Management Services. Sally began her career at TFB in 1985. She has completed various trust schools, including Cannon Personal Trust, Cannon Employee Benefits, American Bankers Association National Trust School and Graduate Trust School. She is a certified retirement services professional, and also holds series 6, 7, and 63 FINRA securities licenses. Sally’s focus has been managing the financial needs of her clients, including trust and estate administration, financial planning, and investment management. She is an active member of Warrenton Presbyterian Church, and has served on the board and as treasurer of Warrenton Presbyterian School since its inception. 

Barbara Marmet 
Barbara Marmet is an attorney at Walker Jones, PC. Her practice includes probate, wills, trusts, estate administration, business law, family law, and litigation. Prior to joining Walker Jones in 2015, she worked for the Virginia Environmental Endowment. She was admitted to practice law in Virginia in 2013 after graduating summa cum laude from William & Mary Law School. While in law school, Barbara competed as a member of the William & Mary Moot Court Team and served on the Environmental Law Policy and Review. Barbara is a graduate of Carleton College, where she was a captain of the varsity swim team and majored in American studies. She lives in Warrenton and enjoys hiking, canoeing, and brewing beer.
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