Donna joined the Board of Gabriel Homes in 2020. She has thirty years’ professional and personal experience in disability issues, in areas including accommodations, compliance, advocacy and training. She recently retired from a career in higher education, most recently as ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Specialist at Virginia Commonwealth University. She continues to take occasional consulting opportunities in disability services in higher education.

As the parent of an adult with intellectual and physical disabilities, Donna has firsthand experience with Medicaid Waivers, group homes, and employment and day support services.  A long time Reston resident, she enjoys her neighborhood book club, Zumba and Pilates at local gyms, and is attempting to improve her golf game.