New Trustees

Meet the newest members of the Board of Trustees

Alison Keller TownsendAlison Keller Townsend ’75, a resident of Rhode Island, has a long history of service and volunteering. An art history major, Townsend is a board member of School One in Providence, RI , and has co-chaired the special events and fundraising committees. She was also a member of the Junior League in New York City and Denver, CO and is a board member of the Junior League in Providence. She has also been a board member of the Agawam Hunt Club and the Barrington Garden Club. Townsend is married to Charles Coe Townsend III , and has three children, Peter, Claire, and Charles.


Mary G. ShockeyMary G. Shockey ’69, of Millwood, VA, is a writer and owner of Callander Farm, an equine operation in Northern Virginia. A history major, Shockey is a member of the boards of Shenandoah University, Grafton School, Clarke County Humane Foundation, BlueRidge Wildlife Foundation, and Bethel Church. She is married to J. Donald Shockey Jr. and has six children— Asheley, Catherine, Hilary, Joseph, Grey, and JD—and six grandchildren.


Barbara Niedland McCarthyBarbara Niedland McCarthy ’73, lives in Richmond, VA, where she is director of the Library and Resource Center for the Commonwealth’s Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired. A psychology major, McCarthy holds an M.Ed. from the University of Virginia and has been active with the College for years. Among other duties, she has served the Alumnae Association as chair of the finance committee, Richmond Chapter President, and District Director. She is an active volunteer and has been Board President of the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Vision Impaired. A long-time board member and trustee emeritus for the American Foundation for the Blind, McCarthy has been active with the American Printing House for the Blind and Big Brothers and Big Sisters. She is married to Jim McCarthy and has two sons, a daughter, and two granddaughters.


Marian Phillips ManciniMarian Phillips Mancini ’81, of Ross, CA, graduated with a history degree from R-MWC and went on to earn law degrees from the University of Alabama and the University of Florida. She practiced law in Washington, D.C., and San Francisco, CA, until the births of her sons, Martin and John David. She is married to Jay C. Mancini and is an active community volunteer.