Board of Directors

Anne C. Tilney, Jr. – Board Chair

Anne’s BA in Sociology from 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.


Cass Cannon

Cass is the owner of Peg’s Salts, a seasoned salt based on her mother’s recipe from the 1970s that is carried in Whole Foods Markets and specialty shops. Cass has over 25 years of experience in Public Relations and Communications. After moving to Charlottesville, she worked as a Community Relations Specialist for Charlottesville City Schools for seven years. Cass holds a M.A. in Instructional Technology from the University of Virginia and a B.A. in English from the University of Colorado at Boulder.


Leslie Chisholm – Secretary

Leslie is certified as both a Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) and a Workforce Development Professional (CWDP), working with people to develop their career based on their individual goals, skills, and interests. Leslie has over 20 years of experience in Human Resources and is currently the Human Resources Facilitator and Assistant to the Dean at Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center (CATEC). Leslie holds a B.A in Philosophy and Sociology from Rollins College.


Lynne Conboy

Lynne Conboy 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

Guest Lecturer at Patten University IDP, Boston University, Lives in San Francisco Bay Area