Lisa R. Thomas

Until her retirement,  Lisa R. Thomas worked for Child Development Resources, a children's nonprofit, for over 30 years serving as Deputy Director. When she and her husband became legal guardians of a young man with mental health issues, they found many gaps in the system of care. Lisa's focus has always been on how to maximize potential and independence for all individuals and their families. Lisa serves on the Hope Family Village Board and is active in the community with variety of organizations related to children and families. Lisa holds a BS in Psychology from the College of William and Mary, her MSW from the Rutgers University School of Social Work, and her Ed.S. from the School of Education at W & M.



Carmen M. Andreoli
Co-Founder, Vice President

Carmen is a regional sales manager for Constellation Energy (a subsidiary of Exelon Energy). For 45 years, he has served the energy industry, often in executive management positions with profit and loss responsibilities. Throughout Carmen’s career he has sought innovation in energy provision. With Hope Family Village, his interest is to trigger a paradigm shift in the status quo of longterm care for families coping with mental heath issues. Carmen's motivation stems from a family member's ongoing challenges associated with mental illness. He also serves as Treasurer of NAMI Williamsburg. Carmen earned a BS degree in Accounting from St. Francis University and an MBA from West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

W. Corey Trench

For over 30 years, Corey consulted to the national electric utility industry on environmental matters. His speciality: the design and development of pollution prevention methods, policy and practices. Married for 40 years, the father of three adult sons, not until 2011, when a family member was impacted, did he become fully aware of serious mental illness and its consequences. Since then, Corey has worked with others to investigate care alternatives. He currently serves as Secretary of the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) Williamsburg (501)(c)3) and co-facilitates weekly NAMI Family Support Groups. Of note, Corey is the start-up lodge coordinator for the first Fairweather Lodge in Virginia, a major Hope Family Village initiative. Corey holds a BS degree in Biology from the College of William and Mary and MS degree in Urban and Environmental Studies from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Beth Filegar
Treasurer, Director

Beth is the Controller for Reynolds Holdings, a real estate developer, property manager and real
estate investment company. She also has her own accounting business where she provides
services to non-profits who help children and families with various challenges and small private
businesses. Beth has over 35 years in accounting serving in a variety of management level
positions and previously served as the Treasurer for Blooms That Brighten. Beth has family
members that have and currently are struggling with mental illness. She earned her BS degree
in Accounting from Virginia Commonwealth University, completed an executive management
training program from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management and is a
former CPA.

Thomas P. Rideout
Secretary, Co-Founder, Director

A former community bank CEO, American Bankers Association president and Savannah (GA) Area Chamber of Commerce Chairman, Tom is inherently community-focused. He is driven by grass roots, innovative solutions to business and social problems, feeling strongly that demonstrable entrepreneurial problem solving often triggers scalable regional and national progress.  Tom is currently a Partner in The Invictus Group, a national bank data analytics consultancy and serves as a volunteer Executive Partner at William & Mary’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business. He earned a BA degree (cum laude) in History from Washington and Lee University, where as an alumnus he was inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Honorary Leadership Society. Tom completed professional development programs at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School (Investment Banking) and Georgetown University (Leadership Coaching), and he is an Honorary Alumnus of The College of William & Mary.

Allen H. Whitehead, Jr.
Co-Founder, Director

Allen had a 39-year career as an aerospace engineer and project manager at the NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. In his early years, he conducted basic research on hypersonic aerodynamics. His career culminated in the management of several national, multi-agency projects on advanced aircraft and space vehicles. Allen has been married for 52 years. He and his wife are the proud parents of three children and grandparents of four. Allen became aware of the devastating effects of mental illness when a family member was struck with schizophrenia. He is a board member of NAMI Williamsburg. He holds a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Princeton University and a MS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Virginia.