Founder of the Marianne Clyde Center for Holistic Psychotherapy, Marianne Clyde is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, coach, best selling author and internationally known speaker on personal empowerment.
Marianne has a long history of travelling around the world with humanitarian organizations, empowering, strengthening and inspiring people to overcome obstacles and beliefs that keep them stuck. When she discovered the large percentage of children in her community that also struggle with hunger, she gathered up other local business and community leaders to partner with Generosity Feeds to assemble meals for the children and their families. Not wanting to stop there, she decided that she needed to do more. It’s great to feed hungry people but even more important to give them the skills to lift them out of a lifestyle of poverty. Borrowing from what she knew about how successful women were internationally when they were given microloans to start businesses, she decided to figure out a way to do that in the U.S. as well. She spoke to other interested women, who were just as enthusiastic about this, and together, they formed the Be the Change Foundation to help other women learn to be successful entrepreneurs.
In 2017, she was chosen the "Best Therapist in Warrenton" by Warrenton Lifestyles Magazine, and Business Person of the Year by the Fauquier Chamber of Commerce.
She also was chosen Northern Virginian of the Year 2018 by Northern Virginian Magazine.
CYNTHIA G. LEGG
Charter Board Member
Cynthia is an accomplished financial professional with over 18 years serving small business owners and individuals with financial guidance, consulting, tax compliance and tax saving strategies in multiple specialties and industries. She obtained the Certified Public Accountant designation in 1999 and her career evolved from there. For the past 15 years, she worked for PBMares, LLP, a regional CPA firm where she ultimately became a partner. In 2012 and 2013, she was a recipient of the Virginia Business Magazine’s Super CPA for Estate Planning and Trusts. She recently decided to make a career transition and has started her own consulting firm, Legg Consulting Group, to help small businesses maximize their overall financial vision by providing targeted, solution driven strategies through personal and affordable small business management consulting.
Cynthia has worked with numerous nonprofits, both as clients as well as serving on various boards. She has a passion for giving back to the community where she has resided for many years. Some of her more recent board positions include the Fauquier Family Shelter, Piedmont Community Foundation and Greater Warrenton Chamber of Commerce. Cynthia is now excited to be one of the charter board members of Be the Change Foundation in the hopes of building a stronger community.
LISA D. BURNSIDE
Charter Board Member
Lisa Burnside, is a Vice President and Private Financial Services Advisor with BB&T‘s Wealth Division in Warrenton, VA. She manages relationships with affluent clients, coordinates banking services, strategic credit, investments, risk management, fiduciary and estate planning. This is done by utilizing a comprehensive financial plan and a team of specialized CFP’s and industry specialists. Lisa holds a Series 7, Series 66, Life and Health License, and Paraplanner. She has spent 22 years with BB&T and has enjoyed 30 years in the banking industry. She has 15 years of retail lending experience, and is registered with NMLS. In the community Lisa currently serves on the Fauquier Chamber of Commerce Women’s Business Council In addition to work life Lisa enjoys hiking, CrossFit, community supper club, and taking the family golden retriever for long walks. Lisa currently lives in Delaplane, VA, with her husband Steve of 32 years. They have two adult children.
Amelia J. Stansell joined UVA Community Credit Union as a Senior Commercial Loan Officer in June 2019 after nearly five years with Middleburg Bank and eight years with BB&T. Amelia continues to serve her community through leveraging her experience from financial planning and as a small business owner to help her commercial and nonprofit clients with their business planning, and financial growth strategies.
Amelia has led strategic planning sessions for the Experience Old Town Warrenton Board of Directors, Town of Warrenton Economic Development Department and Leadership Fauquier Class of 2018. Her passion for developing leaders has led her to become an Adjunct Instructor at Lord Fairfax Community College where she facilitates leadership curriculum in the Leadership Institute and Women’s Leadership Series after emceeing the Leadercast>Women program for the past two years. Using these skills as a foundation, in the summer of 2018, she founded Unstoppable Futures; a consulting firm offering strategic planning and leadership training for private corporations and nonprofit organizations.
She believes in serving her community. She is currently the co-Chair of the Fauquier County Human Trafficking Prevention Project; a member of the Rotary Club of Warrenton; Rotary District 7610 Assistant District Governor serving the Wine Country; Chairman of Experience Old Town Warrenton; Board Member and Governance Chair for the Be The Change Foundation; Advisory Board member for the Mason Enterprise Center; Virginia Advisory Council of U.S. Global Leadership Coalition; serves on the Economic Development and Public Policy committee of the Fauquier Chamber of Commerce; Advisory Council of the Piedmont Symphony Orchestra; and Past President and Legislative committee chair of the Greater Warrenton Chamber of Commerce; Past President of the Haymarket Gainesville Business Association and Gainesville Haymarket Rotary Club. Amelia is a graduate of Leadership Fauquier, class of 2017 and was recognized as the 2015 Center District “Citizen of The Year” by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors, was featured in the 2017 SHE! Means Business edition of the Fauquier Times Business Journal and was a finalist for Business Person of the Year by the Fauquier Chamber of Commerce.
In her spare time, Amelia enjoys traveling, reading, writing, golfing, gardening, cooking and recently took up playing a ukulele. She lives in the Town of Warrenton with her husband, Troy, and their two young daughters, Amelia Grace and Bitsy; and their crazy orange tabby cat, Butchie.
Kathy is the Public Relations Manager with Appleton Campbell Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning & Electrical in Warrenton, VA.
She is a member of and serving as Chairperson for the Fauquier County Chamber of Commerce.
She has over 28 years’ experience print media, online & magazine advertising with Piedmont Media (Fauquier Times, inFAUQUIER magazine, Prince William Times) and the Culpeper Star-Exponent. She’s a Virginia girl, having grown up in Culpeper and now residing in Fauquier county.
An award-winning journalist, Anita L. Sherman is a freelance writer and editor. She has been involved in local journalism for nearly 17 years serving several counties in the Piedmont area of Virginia, most recently as editor of the Culpeper Times.
As a writer and editor for several newspapers including the Fauquier Times and Rappahannock News, Anita has covered local politics, business, sports, education as well as in-depth feature stories. She has also freelanced in a number of regional magazine publications.
One of the most satisfying endeavors was acting as host in collaboration with Culpeper Media Network, a local cable network. This series, which garnered a Telly Award, War Veterans: History of Our Heroes can be viewed at www.culpepermedia.org
Anita has served on the boards of Hospice of the Rapidan and The Salvation Army. She currently serves on the Program and Fundraising Committees in her role as board member with BeTheChange Foundation.
Anita sings as soprano in the St. James Episcopal Church choir, enjoys reading, journaling, traveling and spending time with her grandchildren. She lives in Warrenton with her husband, Don, son Alex and faithful canine Rambo. She is working on her first novel.
Kim Jenkins co-owns Genesis Home Improvement, LLC, with her husband Mark. She is a graduate of Liberty University, holding her bachelor’s in business. Kim is a 2017 graduate of Leadership Fauquier and has served on various non-profit boards, helping create processes and change.
Kim has over 18 years of banking, finance, insurance and leadership experience, holding her Property & Casualty, Life & Health Insurance Licenses. She uses these skills to run her business, empowering others to their full potential within her company. Kim enjoys helping others achieve their goals through leadership and coaching. She has spoken to local high school business classes, facilitated board retreats and coached small business clients about systems, processes and improvement. She has a future goal of assisting more small businesses with system implementation, process creation and improvement.
Kim has four children and enjoys spending time with them, taking family vacations and volunteering in the community.