President's Message

Dianne Jewell Sheltering Arms CEO and PresidentThank you for visiting Sheltering Arms! Whether you are here to request an appointment, learn more about the services we provide, track aspects of your personal health or make a donation, I hope you find this interactive website to be a valuable tool.

We understand that when selecting a rehabilitation provider, you want to be confident in your choice. With our extraordinary staff of highly skilled therapists, physicians and nurses specially trained in physical medicine and rehabilitation, you can be confident that Sheltering Arms is the right decision.

As you read more and watch the video clips throughout the site, you will learn how innovative research is translating to meaningful outcomes for the patients that we treat.

We are always seeking ways to enhance the patient experience and the practice of rehabilitation. Sheltering Arms has grown significantly over the last several years, adding programs, services and locations with you in mind. From recruiting and retaining dedicated team members with outstanding clinical expertise to embracing breakthrough technology and treatment protocols, we are committed to providing the best rehabilitative care when and where you need it.

To schedule an appointment or obtain additional information, call us at 804-764-1000.

At Sheltering Arms, everything we do comes together for one purpose – helping our patients Find the Power to Overcome™.


Dianne V. Jewell
President & CEO

Administrative Leaders

Dianne V. Jewell, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA
President & Chief Executive Officer

Jim Litsinger
Chief Financial Officer

Alex Grisham, CISSP, ITIL
VP, Information Technology
Information Security Officer

Stephanie Sulmer
VP, Marketing and Business Development
Public Information Officer

Bryan Gilreath
AVP, Outpatient Therapy and Wellness

Amanda Worley
VP, Human Resources & Corporation Compliance Officer


Board of Directors

We are tremendously grateful for the time and expertise that these leaders dedicate to guiding and supporting our work in helping patients find the power to overcome.

Ashby Hackney – Chairman
John D. Burns, MBA, FACHE – Vice Chairman

Holly Antrim
David E. Constine III
Peter H. Bowles
Patricia Cushnie, B.S.N., M.Ed.
Teresa Reynolds DiMarco
W. Lee Chaney III, CPA
Sandra M. Douglas, JD, CHC, CHPC
Lawrence E. Gibson
Theodore W. Price – Foundation Board Chairman
Leslie Wyatt, R.N., M.S.
Peter A. Zedler, M.D.

Dianne V. Jewell, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA – Sheltering Arms Corporation President & CEO

Foundation Board

Theodore W. Price – Chairman
Peter H. Bowles – Vice Chairman
Richard Bagby
Gina Bass
Andy H. Bennett
Michael W. Bor
Charles M. Caravati III
W. Bates Chappell – Emeritus
Patricia B. Cushnie, B.S.N., M.Ed.
Barbara H. Dunn, PhD, RN
Lawrence E. Gibson
Ashby R. Hackney – Hospital Board Chair
Russell B. Harper
Jean Davenport Hershey – Junior Board Chair
Rick Kelley
Dianne V. Jewell, P.T., D.P.T., Ph.D. – SAPRC President & CEO
John L. McElroy III – Foundation President
Kelly del Campo Merricks, CFRE – Secretary
Lisa Taylor Powell
Jim Litsinger – Treasurer & Hospital CFO
Sue H. Schutt
LaTasia S. Turpin
Leslie Wyatt, R.N., M.S.

Junior Board

Jean Davenport Hershey – President
Sarah Poitevent Porter – President-Elect
Gina Panella Bass – Past President
Rachel Kidwell McNulty – Bal Co-Chair
Caroline Allen Smith – Bal Co-Chair
Alyson Green Croft – Corresponding Secretary
Mary Buford James Guthridge – Recording Secretary
Christian Thompson Henderson – Treasurer
Ashley Krupin Tischer – Sponsor Chair
Eugenie Valentine Calderón – Corporate Sponsor Chair
Julie Hazelip Antrim
Katie Powers Basmajian
Maria Enochs Brent
Margaret Cogar Brock
Ruth Hays Burke
Betsy Greenway Carney
Alicia Hogue Conrad
Lizzie Cullen Cox
Alston Armfield Daigh
Catherine McCoy Driscoll
Hampton Moore Eubanks
Helen Mundin Garnett
Nancy Gottwald Hartt
Elizabeth Hickey Heyward
Elizabeth Doughton Hodges
Elizabeth Valentine Holzbach
Carter Hancock Johnston
Leland Cook Klim
Sarah Ann Hardee Knier
Lilibet Snellings Kyte
Alice Reynolds Livingston
Berkeley Blanchard Martin
Allison White Monette
Lane Victory Mosby
Berkley Gordon Mudrick
Elisabeth Davis Mullins
Kiki Slaughter Murchison
Lacy Baldwin Noble
Caroline Tilghman Packard
Cary Thompson Pacy
Alexandra Squire Saunders
Anne Robertson Starke
Polly Marshall Taylor
Elizabeth Tilghman Valentine
Jane Crawford Vick
Kate Christian Wall
Cary Chipley Williams
Mary Davenport Williams
Rebecca Lambert Winters