Board of Directors

Anne C. Tilney, Jr. – Board Chair

Anne’s experience at Columbia University and subsequent graduate work at the Curry School of Education, UVa, helped set the stage for her keen interest in differing educational needs in our Society. After working on Wall Street for 3 years combined with 5 years in Commercial Travel in New York City she decided to raise her family in Charlottesville. She has developed skills serving over 35 years on organizational Boards that range from a NYC Cathedral, an all women’s college preparatory school to many local Charlottesville organizations. Apprenticeship Connections is the culmination of Anne’s enriching experiences that range from farming to working in the corporate sector.


Charity Donnelly



Lynne Conboy

Lynne currently volunteers as a court appointed special advocate for abused and neglected children though Piedmont CASA and as a reading tutor through the Book Buddies program. Lynne has over 25 years of experience working with nonprofits. She was involved with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville for over 13 years, serving as a board member for nine years and as the Chair for three. Lynne was co-founder of Families of Children Under Stress (FOCUS) in Atlanta. She was also on the founding board of The Oakland Foundation which supports The Oakland School, a boarding and day school in Keswick, Virginia specializing in the education of children with learning disabilities. Lynn holds a B.A from Tulane University.


Stacie Reid – Treasurer

Stacie is a Certified Public Accountant and has been managing the tax department of McCallum & Kudravetz, P.C. since 2003. Stacie has been an active member of the Charlottesville community for over 30 years. Her past experience includes: President and Treasurer of Venable Elementary School PTO from 1998 to 2000’ President and Treasurer of the Virginia Institute of Autism from 2000 to 2003, and Treasurer of Center for Nonprofit Excellence from 2005 to 2009. Stacie holds a M.S. in Instructional Technology from the University of Virginia and B.A. in English from the University of Colorado at Boulder.


Susanne Tilney

Susanne started her career in education teaching history, economics, political science, and geography to 6th, 7th, and 9th grade students in a private school in Connecticut. Fascinated by students who struggled with learning disabilities, she earned her special education credential at Boston University, moved to Montana and taught middle and high school students in a public school resource room. After moving to Berkeley, California, she pursued further study in special education and taught in both a Masters of Education and Teacher Credential Program in a small university in East Oakland for 17 years. She also assisted Spanish speaking parents advocate for special education services in local public schools. She has volunteered with the non-profit Writer’s Coach Connection to coach students at Berkeley High School in writing for 12 years. She continues to mentor high school and college students.  Susanne holds a B.A. in History and M.A. in Education from Trinity College, Hartford, CT.