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News - February 28, 2022


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Goodwin House Incorporated Elects Three New Members to Board of Trustees

New Trustees Bring Affordable Housing Development, Hospice and Palliative Care and Healthcare and IT Expertise to Goodwin House Board

Alexandria, Va. – Goodwin House Incorporated (GHI) recently announced that three new members have been elected to its Board of Trustees. Mark Mellot, Nina Janopaul and Ben Marcantonio are experienced leaders in health information technology, real estate development and hospice and palliative care, respectively.

“With great pleasure, we welcome Nina Janopaul, Ben Marcantonio and Mark Mellott to the GHI Board of Trustees,” said Mary Lewis Hix, chair of the GHI Board of Trustees. “Each brings expertise and experience in areas beneficial to the pursuit of the Goodwin House mission: Nina Janopaul with her civic leadership in affordable housing; Ben Marcantonio in his journey of faith and service concentrated in hospice and palliative care; and Mark Mellott’s career in systems and data management in the military, non-profit entities and academia. And, equally important, the three add to the collegiality and perspective that are the hallmarks of effective board deliberations.”

After leading the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) as its president and chief executive officer to develop and expand affordable housing in Northern Virginia, Nina Janopaul now serves as founder of Capital Strategies Consulting LLC (CSC). Janopaul led APAH with a deep commitment to mission and racial equity and seeks to continue her passion for service with Goodwin House. She is active on numerous boards, including Virginia Housing Coalition, Virginia Diocesan Homes, Greater Washington and the Urban Land Institute’s Terwilliger Advisory Board. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University.

“I am honored to join the board of Goodwin House,” said Janopaul. “Our nation is facing a tsunami of aging Baby Boomers. Goodwin House is ideally poised, as a thriving nonprofit with a strong track record, to grow its communities and services to meet this challenge. I’m excited to be part of this thoughtful organization.”

Ben Marcantonio is an experienced, multidisciplinary leader in hospice and palliative care, education and management. He currently serves as the chief operating officer of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. Marcantonio has also served as the president and chief executive officer of Hospice of the Chesapeake and the chief administrative officer. He earned his Master of Arts in Educational and Administrative Leadership at the University of San Diego and his Bachelor of Arts in Sacred Theology and Philosophy from the Gregorian University in Rome, Italy.

“I am very honored to be a part of the Goodwin House community and its longstanding service to older adults,” said Marcantonio. “As a member of the Goodwin House Board of Trustees, I look forward to supporting the mission and vision that the Goodwin House board and leadership have set to meet the evolving needs of seniors.”

Well regarded as a thought leader in healthcare and emerging information technologies, Mark Mellot is Vice President of iTech AG. Mellot previously served as the chief operating officer of Global Connections to Employment, and as a senior director of strategic engagement for Cerner Corporation. Mellot received his PhD in Policy Studies from Clemson University and an MPA in Management Information Systems from Troy University. He joins the Board to continue his commitment to service, a commitment he forged with more than 24 years of service in the U.S. Army.

“I am incredibly honored to join the GHI Board of Trustees and look forward to helping forge a brighter future,” said Mellot. “I am eager to advance our mission with those we currently serve. I am also excited about building on the Goodwin House traditions of excellence and caring to innovate and find ways to serve even more older adults and the people who care for them.”

The GHI Board of Trustees guides the governance and strategic directions of the organization. GHI is in year four of a strategic plan that is focused on growing its mission and serving more older adults across the National Capital Region. More than 2,300 older adults are now served daily by the Goodwin House Life Plan Communities and a growing portfolio of health care and brain health services throughout the National Capital Region.



About Goodwin House Incorporated: Celebrating 55 years of providing exceptional service to older adults, Goodwin House Incorporated (GHI) is a not-for-profit, Virginia-based corporation affiliated with the Episcopal Church. Through its growing family of senior living and healthcare services owned and operated across Northern Virginia, GHI serves 2,000 older adults with options that include: two Life Plan Communities—Goodwin House Alexandria and Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads; an innovative continuing care at home program—Goodwin House at Home; and a portfolio of healthcare services and partnerships delivering Home HealthRehabilitation, Primary Care, Palliative Care and Hospice. GHI also is the management agent for The Lewinsville Retirement Residences, Inc. serving low-income older adults in McLean and Great Falls, Virginia.

GHI also advances its mission through the Goodwin House Foundation, a 501(c)(3) supporting foundation that provides financial support to current and future residents in need and to fund programs dedicated to promoting growth and education of staff as well as overall well-being and vibrant living as we age.



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